The Spice Tree The Signature Range CB

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
French oak (heads) American oak ( bodies)
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Jun 2017 10:49 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 49,95

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Whisky Reviews for The Spice Tree The Signature Range CB

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.04 points

  1. krupoder scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Caramel, ripe pear, marmalade, cherry, fresh grass or foliage, oak.
    Mouth: Pleasant enveloping drying oiliness, cocoa, pepper.
    Aftertaste: Duchess, spice.
    Balance: the overall impression is not bad, but the aftertaste is much weaker than the taste.
    Total rating: 83
    There is another cast. There will be a second round.

  2. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    The first impression is a basic speyside, but a wave of pepper in taste and richness bring special interest to the drink. I can’t drink much, clogs receptors with spices and bitterness of boards.
    • Nose
      Dry, sweet, first impression, gingerbread cookies or apple charlotte fresh, honey, canned pineapple, cinnamon, a specific smell of French cognac, a pleasant smell of wood. I really liked it.
    • Taste
      The trick of this drink is the taste, buttery, dense, immediately felt sweet honey, wood, a wave of pepper.
    • Finish
      The long, warming, pepper and some bitterness, not even oak, sensation drank oak tinctures.

  3. señor_D scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    The name doesn't lie, it's spicy alright.
    Although it doesn't rock a precious age statement on the label, a very helpful lady from the folks at the CB told me the following in an email:
    The Clynelish, Dailuaine and Teaninich are all around 10 years old when they are blended before being filled into our custom barrels. They are then aged for a further 2 years before being bottled. This means that most Spice Tree is 12 years old when bottled.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Apple cobbler, beeswax, fresh pears. The nose is sharp and light in character.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Vanilla ice cream with a lot of raisins soaked in rum. A touch of clove and Ceylon black tea.
      Water brightens it up, brings grass and freshly sawn wood to the game.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Burnt caramel and increasingly dryer.

  4. butt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 95.5 points to the Spice Tree and was 2011 Best Scotch New Brand of the Year, Liquid Gold Award 2014 at Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, Winner Best Blended Malt Scotch 2015 at San Francisco World Spirits, Trophy Blended Malts 2016 at International Spirits Challenge, Gold Outstanding 2018 in Whisky - Scotch - Blended Malt - No Age Stated at IWSC

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  8. Jizzvenator scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    First bottle of Compass Box for me after some recommendations. The first time I had this whisky I didn't focus on the tasting process altough I did enjoy it.

    Colour: Yellow gold.

    Nose: Fruitsalad with coconut milk, spices and a little bit of wood. (21 points)

    Body: Medium gets thin fast. (18 points)

    Palate: Spices coming more towards the front, then wood and after that comes the bit of fruitiness. (20 points)

    Finish: The wood disappears while the fruitsalad stays for a long time. After 30 seconds it fades away and you can only get the leftover hints of wood. (20 points)

    Total of 79 points. Nice dram but may have had a little bit more complexity, nonetheless I really enjoy this being a good blended whisky!

  9. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. ahroeen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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