The blend King (John Glaser) has done it again! He created what we think is a natural kinship; Scotch and Calvados. These very different delicacies are both northern European and share a long history of usage together, especially in baking. This presented Glaser with a new collaboration and it is AMAZING. The Affinity starts off with orchard fruit notes, soft vanillin oak, baked apple and clove. It translates on the palate with exuberant richness, slight sweetness and a complexity that will keep you wanting more. You might just grow an Affinity to it. VERY LIMITED.
There are some people in the spirits business who are cut from a different cloth, Compass Box's founder and master blender John Glaser is one of those folks. After many years in the wine trade, he entered the Scotch whisky business with Johnnie Walker, where he honed his palate and helped develop the renowned Green and Gold labels. Somewhat frustrated with the limitations of the corporate world, he felt compelled to follow his passion for making great blends. He started Compass Box to, as he states, "nurture the roots of tradition in order to grow the possibilities." An artist, visionary and one hell of a whisky "blendologist," he has successfully conjured up some of the biggest, baddest and sexiest drams we've tasted.