Spice Tree Inaugural Batch Limited Edition CB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Stated Age
10 years old
French Oak
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 may 2009 6:33 pm

Average value

€ 398.51

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28 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Spice Tree Inaugural Batch Limited Edition CB

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.58 points.

  1. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    One for Advent. Between speculoos and Advent dinner. But then I would also like to have a little more proof, ok. Thanks. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/12/31/compass-box-20th-anniversary/

  2. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. switzyuk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose - Red apples soaking in brown sugar, spices and mulled wine. Rich and woody. Climbing apple trees as a child. Mcdonalds apple pie.

    Palate - Christmas spices. Mince pies. Pleasant woodiness. Unctuous and slightly waxy.

    Finish - Medium. Lightly woody and fruity. Fading apples dusted in spices.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is the version banned by SWA.

  5. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded The Spice Tree Inaugural Batch 95.5 points.

  6. Erik Elixir did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note from www.compassboxwhisky.com

    For information, here are the specs of the first two batches of The

    Spice Tree:
    Type: Vatted Malt. A blend of single malts from different distilleries.

    Tasting Notes: A natural, deep, gold-brown colour and a rich nose

    with spices such as clove and nutmeg, and sweet stewed fruits.

    Palate is soft, sweet, deep and rich with a malt whisky fruitiness

    embellished by rich spice. Very long.
    Lead Distilleries: Dailuaine, Teaninich and two other malt whiskies

    distilled in the villages of Brora and Longmorn.

    Wood: 100% first-fill Bourbon barrels and first-fill, recharred

    American oak hogsheads for the primary maturation. A portion of

    the whisky went through a secondary maturation on new (virgin)

    French Sessile oak, heavily toasted. Our inaugural batch (labelled

    as such on the front and back labels) had one toast level. Our

    second batch, released April 2006, had several different toast

    levels for a slightly more subtle yet complex flavour profile,

    but definitely similar to the inaugural batch.

  7. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is one of my favorite whiskies.
    • Nose
      Very nice nose, malty and oaky.
    • Taste
      Fresh and smooth. So many layers of woody flavors. Very complex.
    • Finish
      Long finish, with a nice hint of lemon.


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