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Overall rating
82.73/100
votes
24
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

€ 114,44

9 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Affinity CB

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.73 points

  1. 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

  2. Implar scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Interesting experiment, the calvados and whisky are nicely balanced, but I get the feeling we are dealing with quite a young product.

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    • Nose
      Red apples, apple juice, apple sauce, so all things apple. Sugared candy too, think a candied apple! Some orange juice notes, which integrate surprisingly well and a slight honey note.
    • Taste
      Quite a harsh hit at first, peppery and tangy. Then the sweetness of the apples arrives, along with some chalk.
    • Finish
      Apple cider, lemons, a medium to long finish.

  3. grinface scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Interesting experiment, but that is what this is. An experiment. Nothing more, nothing less. At this price you will get a better bottle of calvados AND a better bottle of whisky.
    The most rewarding part is the finish.

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. galg33 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Nose: the Calvados plays first violin here, with sweet ripe apples, with the malt adding a nice vanilla, and butter touch. Granny Smith peel, lemon, and wood. Liquid apple crumble if you will..

    Palate: not as sweet as the nose suggest, and more whisky like, with spices and apple peel, malty and flashes of apple in the midst of grain land. Very nice balance , dry towards the end and semi sweet.

    Finish : red apple peel, wood, spice.

    Conclusion:

    I was skeptical at first, but after having sniffed and sipped it a few times, I really think this is a very nice spirit. The apples and malty backbone work well together, the wood from both spirits adding a nice balance. Lovely stuff. Not sure how to score it, as it’s not Whisky, and not Calvados. But, highly enjoyable stuff.

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. chichibufan scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Very smooth and fresh, hard to compair with "real" whisky. But nice experiment, tastes like liquid summer and definitely worth trying.

  8. chichibufan scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Very smooth and fresh, hard to compair with "real" whisky. But nice experiment, tastes like liquid summer and definitely worth trying.

  9. Bloodwyn scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

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