Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 143.93

43 × in wishlist

183 × member ratings

491 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Spice Tree Extravaganza CB

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 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. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    cool blend. spicy and drinkable. Balance 22
    • Nose
      fresh, spicy, malty, herbal, youthful alcohols. 21
    • Taste
      hot.round.explosion of pepper.caramel. 21
    • Finish
      baked apple.spice.mental.grass.medium. 21

  3. bvrsky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. DGV scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Very drinkable, delicious fruit-marmalade blended malt.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity.
    • Taste
      Soft, juicy-fruity. Love is ... chewing gum, dried bananas, canned peaches.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, with a slight sourness. Mix of fresh and candied fruits.

  5. Kator scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. shurique scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Better than I expected, tried straight after Flaming Heart 2015 - not disappointed
    • Nose
      Rich, a hint of sherry, Clynelish, dried fruits, wood
    • Taste
      Fruity, Clynelish, spices, hint of sherry
    • Finish

  7. whisky_garage scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Intense, bright, explosive, sweet. Needles, pine resin, herbal tincture, wormwood, ragweed. Vanilla, wild berry jam, honey notes, apricots in their own juice, spices.

    Taste: Intense, bright, sweet with a bitter taste. Vanilla, pine needles, honey notes, candies, ripe fruits, berry motifs, custard. Spices, herbal shades.

    Finish: Closer to long lasting. Vanilla, spices, honey notes, wet wood, apricot pits.

    Conclusion: Again a wonderful product from John Glaser, this time richer in derivatives in taste and aroma, bright, rich. The aftertaste pumped up a bit.

  8. the_muskox scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    It’s pretty much what I expected, but I can’t say that I was disappointed. This takes my favourite parts of the OG Spice Tree and successfully adds a drop of sherried richness. It’s just a drop, too: this isn’t a sherry monster by any means. I feel like I’m getting more Clynelish in this one, even though it paradoxically contains less Clynelish than the standard Spice Tree. That said, I don’t think I could have told you what a Clynelish tasted like back when I reviewed the standard Spice Tree…
    The only thing I’m not sure about is the finish, which is a bit on the bitter side for me. I enjoyed my glass, but I think I need to be in the mood for it. I’m glad I was able to finally try this. It’s bringing to mind some of my favourite Arrans. This may be a bit on the perfumey side for some, but it’s absolutely worth seeking out, especially if you’re a Clynelish fan.

    Nose: Distinguished and fragrant. Plenty of spice character, as expected: clove, vanilla, cardamom, and a bit of cinnamon. There’s some sherry, but it’s not way up front. Some very fragrant chocolate, figs, poached pears, apricots, and various fruit jams. Fragrant, savoury wood oils and leather, along with citrus oils and potpourri. A good dose of maple syrup and brown sugar. Ooo, wood-fired oven filled with Italian pastries. Some nutty malt underpins everything, with a similar soy sauce note that I remember getting from the original Spice Tree.

    Palate: Thick texture. Clynelish-y on the arrival: parrafin, honey, and flowers, with some apple jam and caramel. Maple syrup, cinnamon, rum, and rich tropical fruit (dates especially) in the middle. Nutty notes of almonds and sunflower seeds. Develops into tobacco, rich oak, and dark chocolate towards the back end. Some light-roast coffee and worn leather, with some interesting earthy notes. More of that soy sauce, with some caramelized mushrooms. A tiny hint of sulfur.

    Finish: Medium-long. Slightly tart sticky tropical fruit. More of that fragrant oak and wax. Vanilla, rich brown sugar, and plenty of toasted malt. Sugar-dusted grapefruit (with some pith), orange blossom water, and candied ginger. Just a hint of black pepper and powdered spices.

  9. zzs0529 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

  10. 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.


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