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Overall rating
84.83/100
votes
214
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2014
Casktype
American Oak / French Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5065000482602
Added on
06 Jun 2014 7:06 am by Ailios
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 56,47

22 × in wishlist

214 × member ratings

428 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Spice Tree The Signature Range CB

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.83 points

  1. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Compass Box The Spice Tree WID: 55483
    Abv. 46%, American and French Oak, Blended Malt Whiskey
    Nose: generous floral notes, sour apples still a little unripe, well balanced but not too heavy and not too light
    Taste: spicy sweetness, with honey, agave juice and the apples from the nose
    Departure: the light spice on the palate carries a short to medium-long finish, here I find more caramel, rather than fruit or flowers
    Conclusion: a nice whiskey for the hot days. For my taste a touch too much acid. In my opinion, a reasonable PLV, but no buying reflex.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    great part - I like it - quite high quality, nicely composed
    • Nose
      soft floral notes, rum raisins, white chocolate, marc de champangne, lemon, oily, rich, vanilla, butter, geranium leaves, grapefruit skin, light oak, sawdust, glue
    • Taste
      nice soft, sweet, pleasing, fine spicy oak, sour lemon, delicate bitter note - some glue, birch sap
    • Finish
      warming, quite long, peppery oak - wax, anise

  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 95.5 points to the Spice Tree and was 2011 Best Scotch New Brand of the Year.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N 21 P 21 F 21 B 22

  7. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. praisethepasta scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Beautifully presented and an  affordable price for a good, nicely balanced whisky that needs time to reveal its balance and complexity. Compass Box delivers yet again!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. praisethepasta scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    At first it isn't as spicy as the name suggests. It needs quite some time and just a dash of water (quarter of teaspoon suffices for me). It's a whisky with a fine balance of flavours. the added water somewhat breaks the thick texture and accentuates the spices. Another fine blended malt by Compass Box. Price - quality ratio this sure is  good value for your money. 84 - 85 points
    • Nose
      red fruits (berries); dry; some nuts, honey. Adding water brings out vanilla, (milk)chocolate,  nuts (hazelnuts and some walnut), and finally the spices emerge (clove and nutmeg)
    • Taste
      neat it has a rather dry arrival (surprisingly), followed by a whiff of vanilla, some wax (presumably from that distillery in Brora which shall not be mentioned), fudge and honey, with an oily texture. With water you need to let it rest a further 10-15 minutes to allow it to find a new balance and complexity as it doesn't add much at first and it only brings out a rather harsh nip. Once that fades away, the spices linger through, followed by vanilla.
    • Finish
      Neat it's a bit sharp, middle long with  a waxy and oily coating. With the water added it settles down and becomes soft and a bit creamy with the spices once again taking the final chord.

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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