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Overall rating
82.97/100
votes
60
Whiskybase ID
WB129044
Category
Spirit
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Custom French Oak Casks, French Oak Barriques
Number of bottles
6028
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060632880048
Added on
04 Apr 2019 1:08 pm by Dominique69

Average value

€ 116.57

10 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

173 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Affinity CB

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.97 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    spicy, woody and fruity aromas slightly amalgamated, sweet apple sensation
    the palate is fruity and coarse, however, a little flat, less than on a Calvados, sweeter here, more vanilla.on it looks like a sherry lacking ripening time, a white port cask, pear sensation, candied oranges, spices come back and give a little consistency, in fact it's almost too sweet-fruity, we come across a blend a little woody and very sweet on the fig, honey, malt reminds that it is a whiskey
    the final is simple and lacking in depth.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted in the living room.

    Not very engaging, rather neutral. It looks like calvados cut to something else, a fadasse version of calvados.
    Not bad in the mouth, the calva is softened by the creamy side of the whiskey, but no other aromas typical of whiskey can be seen.
    Just apple, not complex.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

    "Whiskey" n ° 2030

  3. SeptimusParcelage scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Provides a nicely rewarding finish in that sense that you've been through a lot of bullshit before. ;)

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    No, really not. I have a lot of patience for new make and I like to see the potential and positive everywhere, but in my opinion everything was messed up here that could have been. Had exciting and delicious experiments with apple tree barrels, calvados finish and more, but that was nothing.
    • Nose
      Cider, ginger, birch sap, light honey, vanilla, some glue and gum, cachaca
    • Taste
      Very youthful, young calvados, young malt, glue, grain, sour green and red apples, citric acid in an unpleasant way, light honey
    • Finish
      More apple, but like the cheapest apple brandy from the lowest supermarket shelf, citrus cleaner, ginger, short to medium length

  5. Xaccie scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    rum-like in the nose, very pleasantly dry, burnt sugar. Arrival is sweet, again like a dry rum, hint of appel pie. In the development some bitterness, herbal or bitter vegetable greens, and a light pepper in the finish. The Calvados from Christian Drouet dominates the flavor pattern in a beautiful way. Vanilla, apple and herbal spices.

  6. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Tobacco, freshly baked bread, cherry, milk chocolate, unripe strawberry, Fruitella in the background.
    • Taste
      Pistols, light touch of dates, walnut, roasted chestnuts, dark chocolate and a hint of mint.
    • Finish
      Raisin cake with pecans.

  8. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For me this is another very nice Compass Box, but just a little expensive maybe.
    Nice to have a sample of it.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Wow, very interesting nose.
      Lots of fresh fruit and honey
    • Taste
      85 85
      Taste is just as surprising as the nose.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Finish could be better but still very good.

  9. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Abadon05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Interesting nose and something else. A nice summer drink with a great sweetness and spiciness. Unfortunately, the price is much too high.

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