Compass Box “The Spice Tree” Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Compass Box Scotch Whisky 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. Another innovative release from John Glaser and the Compass Box team. A vatting of northern Highland distilleries (principally Clynelish), the whisky is aged in unique barrels with heavily toasted heads, adding a rich spiciness – great sipped neat or used as the base for a whisky cocktail.
Tasting Notes Of Compass Box Scotch Whisky
Fragrant and aromatic with notes of dried herbs, spices, oak and vanilla. Has a bourbon note to it and a peppery tang. A fruity start is what you should expect. Stone fruits and Sultana grapes are followed by toasted oak, white flowers and yeast notes.
Gingernut biscuits, toffee spices, herbal, vanilla, very rich and peppery. This is joyful. A malty base with nutty notes on it. Prunes, touch of Demerara, ginger, rye bread, nutmeg, vanilla, touch of smoke and coffee beans.
Very spicy, big and rich. Finish is where spices overload. Allspice with cinnamon, a touch of cloves with toasted oak and quince.