- 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
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27 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Spice Tree Inaugural Batch Limited Edition CB
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.65 points
- This is the version banned by SWA.
- 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/
- 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.
- Jim Murray has awarded The Spice Tree Inaugural Batch 95.5 points.
- Note from www.compassboxwhisky.com
For information, here are the specs of the first two batches of The
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.
- This is one of my favorite whiskies.
Very nice nose, malty and oaky.
Fresh and smooth. So many layers of woody flavors. Very complex.
Long finish, with a nice hint of lemon.