87

Score

Compass Box Affinity, 46%

Price: $150 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Egon Spengler warned ‘Don't cross the streams,' and it feels as though the calvados dominates the flavors of Scotch whisky in this rich, sweet mash-up. After a nose of vanilla essence and oxidized apple notes, the palate brings baked apple, brown sugar, caramel syrup, and clove, with lighter vanilla notes rebounding off the sticky apple flavors. Long warming finish, with more calvados sweetness and pounding spices. (6,028 bottles)