Compass Box Spice Tree
Awards for Spice Tree
Also from Compass Box Branded Whisky
Whisky or Whiskey
What's in a name? Compass Box Spice Tree whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Compass Box Spice Tree whiskey, rather than whisky.
Spice Tree Bottling Note
Compass Box's delicious Spice Tree was briefly illegitimate, according to SWA regulations. After adjusting its creation, Spice Tree is back, and better than ever. It's a blended malt made from Highland malt whiskies, aged in specially made casks with new French oak heads.
Nose: Fragrant and aromatic with notes of dried herbs, spices, oak and vanilla. Has a bourbon note to it and a peppery tang.
Palate: Gingernut biscuits, toffee spices, peppery, herbal, vanilla, very rich and peppery.
Finish: Very spicy, big and rich.
Excellent smell, good taste
An absolute beauty
So many spices in this (duh), great whisky for a lively night.
10th March 2012
Just bought this whisky on a whim today. So rich, spicy (obviously) yet still sweet and complex. Non-chill-filtered and 46% gives a luxurious mouthfeel and the finish lives on and on. My new favourite whisky !
7th May 2012
This is not a whisky for the faint hearted. One of the best blends out there at a fantastic price! The compass box boys are ticking so many boxes with this one. A lovely rich nose: .vanilla alongside heavy spices and fruits. Palate is spinetingling peppery with ginger and a finish full of warmth and spice. Non chill filtered and no colour. I'm in love
1st September 2012
Smells like vanilla, caramel, medium sherry, hint of cherries and fresh cut wood. No peat. Taste alcoholic, sweet enough, mild, vanilla. Little harsh aftertones. Good persistence on the tongue. Compared to Auchentoshan three wood (more intense flavor) Ardbeg Uigeadail 2012 (peat, milder taste of alcohol, more intense flavors, less aromatic), Laphroaig Triple Wood (less aromatic, massive peat, milder, saltier, astringent taste, massive aftertaste). I recommend Auchentoshan three wood in this category, which has more intense smell and very similar taste, but milder alcoholic notes, although less vanilla and more bitterness.
11th November 2012