Overall rating
Compass Box (CB)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Oct 2012 10:50 am

Average value

€ 89.51

7 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

208 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Orangerie NAS CB

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.94 points

  1. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Eyes: golden smell. Nose: citrus syrup, blood orange, grapefruit, candied lemon, red grapefruit juice. Palate: medium sweetness, not high bitterness, slightly sour. Citrus juice, orange juice, grapefruit, bergamot, unexpectedly delicious. Final rhyme Finish: syrup, wood, orange peel, bitter essence,
    Body: light

  2. Implar scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    This is clearly not made for me. If you like something like Cointreau maybe you can give this a shot, or maybe a good mixologist can find a use for this.

    More of my reviews at http://awhiskyjourney.com
    • Nose
      Oranges, oranges, oranges. Some orangejuice that’s been left in the glass for just a tad too long, turning slightly sour. In the back, there’s a hint of those cloves and some soapiness. Oh, and there’s some orange notes in there too
    • Taste
      Well…it’s a nice continuation from the nose as the first thing we get are oranges. Secondly there’s oranges. The soapy note remains and the cloves have made room for a slight cinnamon note.
    • Finish
      You’ve made it this far, you can probably guess what’s in the finish. (Spoiler: oranges) It’s quite a short one.

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    I cannot call this drink a whisky but rather a whisky-based liquor. The nose is pleasant but very monotone - oranges and oranges and it's hard to see other notes behind them. The taste is really soapy (like if I had rinsed my mouth with orange Fairy detergent), with obvious oak influence. Orangerie probably might be a good cocktail base but definitely not a dram to enjoy by itself (at least for me).
    • Nose
      Oranges, oranges, oranges, green apple, some honey (haha, orange blossom noney?) notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly oaky and peppery, orange soap (or Fairy?), touch of vanilla
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet, soapy, oaky with hint of clove

  4. jankes scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Either you like it or not - if you like Grand Marnier or Cointreau but you think these are a bit too sweet then you will like it
    • Nose
      Really fresh orange, actually more like orange peel oil, which is the essential oil and the oriental spices, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, pepper - I like it
    • Taste
      Very oily and creamy, citrus fruits galore, really just a subtle sweetness that it is not too dry - like a freshly squeezed orange juice but not sweetened
    • Finish
      Medium long, bitter orange, little more spices

  7. uap304 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    It's not a complex spirit, but it is what it is. It made some pretty lackluster cocktails, unfortunately.
    • Nose
      Fresh, aromatic. Orange, spice, brewed tea.
    • Taste
      Syrupy. Very similar to the nose. More oranges, orange peel, and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter orange peel.

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Fresh and awakening, seductive freshly squeeze orange juice without the
    overly sugar notes that are always presents on liqueur. Then peels,
    green apples and strawberry. Hints of smoked spices, earthy and some

    P- Dry and light on palate, tart fruits and citrus peels, some oak and herbs.

    F- Medium-long, fine orange fragrant and bitter.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. holborndrinker scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Similar to Drambuie - reminds me more of a liqueur than a traditional whisky but feels like having one of your five a day so down the hatch.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    'Alco-pop malt'
    N: Cocktail anyone? Mojitos and Fanta Screwdrivers this way!
    T: [Sunny delight] orange vodka and Lucozade energy lozenges. Is this whisky?
    F: Goes on,.... unfortunately as sweet sugary things tend to.
    C: Juvenile indeed.

    Scores a C-


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