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Overall rating
86.66/100
votes
148
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
03 years old
Number of bottles
12240
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5065000482022
Added on
26 Sep 2016 9:29 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 117,14

35 × in wishlist

148 × member ratings

407 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Spice Tree Extravaganza CB

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.66 points

  1. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not my personal favorite especially for this price.
    • Nose
      Lots of oil on the side of the glass and a sherried nutty nose. I was thinking of smoke but it's a more sulphery touch. After a while most of the sulphur is fading away and defitinely taken over by the orange peels.
    • Taste
      Punchy opener and more pepper and ginger than expected. Not a sweet biscuit but a savoury one. After the first acquaintance you get some fruity sweetness and a light oak. A lot of flavours and some complexity because of the different layering. There must be some older whiskies in here to get these flavours out.
    • Finish
      Medium and fresh finish drying out in Tobacco and light bitterness.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, pepper), nutty, caramel, tobacco, berries, peaches
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet, nutty, caramel, figs, fruity (prunes, oranges, apricots), berries
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, oaky, fruity

  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky with excellent rich nose. Noticeable sherry influence. The whisky name reflects its character very well: a lot of different spices through all tasting stages. However, I expected richer palate after such a great nose. Anyway this expression is really good, to get a bottle isn't that easy nowadays but still possible
    • Nose
      Sweet, oranges, sherry, tropical fruits (passion fruits?), lollipop candies, sultanas, different spices: cinnamon, clove, cardamon, floral notes (peony), a bit of lemon zest (more citrus zest and barley after adding water)
    • Taste
      Oaky, spicy, slightly sweet, nutty lemon, cheese-cake, dark berries
    • Finish
      Short, warm, peppery, spicy, rather dry, slightly bitter, salty notes

  5. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    A strong orange scarf fragrance with beautiful waxy notes. Karamalz, dark red fruits and hazelnuts.

    M: A very strong ginger-sharp onion with a good pinch of pepper. It develops very spicy, but also a nice sweetness of red fruits and caramel salt is interwoven.

    F: medium long, sweetish-spicy

  6. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 94.5 points to the Spice Tree Extravaganza. "...complex beauty."

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Just like notes I like, reminds me of nice filthy Mortlachs or Glen Garioch with bourbon sherry mix.
    • Nose
      Beautiful orange zest, apricots, dark honey, black pepper, dark malt, caramel, plums, red apple, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg
    • Taste
      Powerful, compote, red apple, bitter orange, beautiful ginger and the black pepper, nutmeg, plum, clove, malt and herbal honey, a little fresh tobacco, thyme, toffee, walnut, oak briquettes, grapefruit
    • Finish
      Medium long, nicely dry with the tobacco, orange zest and grapefruit, a little dark malt and a few herbs

  8. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An interesting rendition. I like Compass Box, and the Spice Tree is one of my favourites (it's one of the new repeat buys I make). This is good, I but I think I prefer the original Spice Tree. 
    • Nose
      Delicate. Faint sherry, malt, orange, oak. 
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival with spice undercurrent. Red fruit, honey, orange peel, spice, a watered dry orange liqueur. All very soft and balanced. Oily and mouth coating 
    • Finish
      Spices emerge more fully. Medium length with spice, orange, and honey. 

  10. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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