Overall rating
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
03 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 31 08 16 / 3 10:55 BB
Added on
26 Sep 2016 9:29 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 116.04

39 × in wishlist

165 × member ratings

462 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Spice Tree Extravaganza CB

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 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. zzs0529 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A blended whiskey that I personally like
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smell: raspberries, fresh oranges, blueberries, plums, sweet confectionery, like Yili hard candy eaten as a child;
    • Taste
      87 87
      Entrance: the rich taste of sherry barrels, a large collection of brown sugar, strawberries, berries, dried ginger, spices, explosive taste, instant mouth replenishment, sour and sweet feeling burst;
    • Finish
      87 87
      Ending: Very pleasant sourness of lime and yellow lemon. After receiving the sweetness of cream chocolate and strawberry, the ending is long.

  3. Vince scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Brilliant packaging, but I generally prefer the ordinary editions above the "special" or "limited" editions from Compass Box.

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apple, pear, nuts, some honey, cinnamon and other spices, some wood, some citrus,
    • Taste
      Honey, apple, apple peel, lime, grapefruit, wood, a little pepper

  5. 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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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

  9. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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


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