Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Compass Box
Style Blended Malt Whisky
Natural Cask Strength? No

Spice Tree

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.

In April 2015, it was named Best Blended Malt Scotch at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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, herbal, vanilla, very rich and peppery.

Finish Very spicy, big and rich.

Winner of 8 spirit awards

Blended Malt - 2020
World Whiskies Awards
Blended Malts - 2016
International Spirits Challenge
Best Blended Malt Scotch - 2015
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Blended Malt - No Age Statement - 2022
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Independent Blended Malt Scotch - 2020
International Spirits Challenge

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Compass Box Spice Tree
My First Blended Malt
60% Clynelish in this blend but im curious that i tasted some Bunnahabhain inside? I got this bottle same as the price of Clynelish 14, so I would rather get this Spice Tree in term of price, complexity, and the finishing.
Master of Malt Customer
9 months ago
This is some truly superior whisky
Up to perhaps 2010 or thereabouts, Johnny Walker Green Label was my favorite malt blend. The re-introduced Green Label just hasn't measured up to the older formulation, and after searching for something to replace it, I came upon The Spice Tree. This excellent Compass Box creation has taken over the role of "best malt blend" in my liquor cabinet, and it honestly compares very favorably to most of the better single malts on the market. If you find the oak and spice in this blend to be a bit too much, you can try adding some Clynelish 14 single malt to tone it down a bit as Clynelish is the main component of Spice Tree and thus they blend together quite well - you'll just get more of that subtle, waxy character that Clynelish does so well.
Paul M , United States
one year ago
Incredible whisky
For long I heard people ranting about Compass Box and how interesting it was. Finally got my hands on this and oh my... The layers of taste that seems to develop to a long finish is something you don't expect fron a blended whisky. I only drink JW but this is going to be on my shelf for life. Amazing stuff!! Next gonna try their whole range. 5 star whisky
Matti from Finland
Matti V , Finland
one year ago
One to savour in the winter
Spicy nose. Wonderful mouthful of flavour.
Michael B , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Possibly the nicest blended whisky at this price point. If you like sweeter side flavours this is a no brainer.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
Highly Impressed
I was tasting a few scotches last night and Spice Tree really had me doing a double-take, like "Where did this come from?" This is a very flavorful, and playful, blend that I was quite taken with. I might not drink this every day, but it sure would be a lot of fun to share with my scotch drinking friends - quite a great melange of flavors.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
A grower, like a good music album
At first I wasn't blown away by this. Felt it was all wood and oak and not much else. However after about a month of being opened the wood notes dissipated and I could then see what the fuss was about. This is a very well constructed blend and offers something completely different to 95% of Scotch. For anyone with experience of Rye whisky will love this as it has those hallmarks of ginger, cumin, nutmeg etc. The finish has all the malts fighting for your attention but you get the waxiness from Clynelish as a dominant note.
I shall replenish once the Winter arrives again as its heavy, rich character is more appropriate for the colder months.
Kevin B , United Kingdom
2 years ago
GRANT B , United Kingdom
3 years ago
You'll be tying yellow ribbons around this all day.
Nose: Spice d'uh. Slightly aged cut wood.

Palate: Initial sweet fruits giving way to musk...vanilla and softest toffee.

After: Cinnamon glides expertly for an unexpected distance.
David D , United Arab Emirates
3 years ago
Simply the best blend ever...
Wow.. Compass box definitely know how to do a blend,,don't really bother much with blends but so glad I tried this spice tree, just changed with every mouthful.. They have made something very special with this one..
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago