Compass Box The Spice Tree

Compass Box The Spice Tree
WhiskyCompass Box The Spice Tree
CountryScotland
TypeBlend
CaskAmerican Oak,European Oak
Abv46%
Rating 85/100
Reviews of Compass Box The Spice Tree
says on May 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Saw it and checked reviews...peaked my interest.. very good addition.

Nose

Spice, Fruit, Vanilla

Palate

Fruit, with a quick hit of spice... faded to vanilla.

Finish

vanilla faded to for me tasted like orange...with the hit of spice fading slowly with it...very complex

says on May 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Very good blended, lives up to the name.

says on February 24, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Say what you want but bkensmds do have their place. Interesting expression here, spicy with good mouth feel to it. Nursing this bottle along to dive deeper into flavors.

says on January 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Overal very interesting. Some apple notes, and spicy notes of ginger, some cinnamon and pepper, followed by a long finish of wood spice and tannines. Some lemon is also in there and the slightest bit of peat, but you'll have to dig deep for that

says on January 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

fatsoenlijke whisky. niets mis mee, maar ik mis uitgesproken karakter, iets meer smoel

says on December 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Very strong flavoured. Full bodied and intense. Solid mouthfeel.

says on December 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

this scotch benefits immensely from waiting in the glass for fifteen minutes. underwhelming otherwise - thin and weak body and palate at first (some vanilla oak with a slight baking spice finish) seems to even thicken up with a rest. spices really open up and balance oak, caramel, and sweetbreads.

says on December 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Color: Old gold

General description

It's good, nice spice honeyed flavor.
malty and smooth. enjoyable.

says on December 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Vanilla nose.
Ginger biscuits taste for days. Cinnamon poking it's head out every now and then, blink and you miss it.
Dry oak aftertaste with a faint tease of butterscotch pudding a few minutes after the last sip.

Living up to its name.

says on October 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Light nose, beautiful on the palate. Plenty of oak

Nose

Subtle

Palate

Strong oak flavours. Coffee notes on front of palate

says on September 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Pleasant and smooth going down with a spicy kick on the finish. Reminds me of spiced rum fruit cake. Seems like a perfect whisky to welcome the fall season. Very well received.

says on September 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Spicy ginger bread cookie? One note I cannot place and throws me off - probably a herb. Opening it up produces more pepper. It makes me wish the herb and pepper would move along so I could enjoy my cookie.

says on August 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 59/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnished

General description

Boisé fruité et épicé

says on August 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 92/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Nose of Vanilla Frosting. Pleasant spice on the palette. Pleasing on the finish.

says on July 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nose: fruity, Apple, tart, soft, delicate
palate: fruit, Apple, clean, light on tongue, easy drinking, spice hits right after fruits.
finish: short, light spice

says on March 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

spice. smooth

says on March 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Honestly, who doesn't LOVE this whisky?

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nose

red fruits (berries); dry; some nuts, honey. Adding water brings out vanilla, (milk)chocolate,  nuts (hazelnuts and some walnut), and finally the spices emerge (clove and nutmeg)

Taste

neat it has a rather dry arrival (surprisingly), followed by a whiff of vanilla, some wax (presumably from that distillery in Brora which shall not be mentioned), fudge and honey, with an oily texture. With water you need to let it rest a further 10-15 minutes to allow it to find a new balance and complexity as it doesn't add much at first and it only brings out a rather harsh nip. Once that fades away, the spices linger through, followed by vanilla.

Finish

Neat it's a bit sharp, middle long with  a waxy and oily coating. With the water added it settles down and becomes soft and a bit creamy with the spices once again taking the final chord.

Comments

At first it isn't as spicy as the name suggests. It needs quite some time and just a dash of water (quarter of teaspoon suffices for me). It's a whisky with a fine balance of flavours. the added water somewhat breaks the thick texture and accentuates the spices. Another fine blended malt by Compass Box. Price - quality ratio this sure is  good value for your money. 84 - 85 points

says on January 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

peppery nose, with hints of vanilla and honey when you dunk your nose in the glass.
nice oily mouth feel, mild to medium burn, short to medium finish that ends with vanilla notes
a real nice after dinner drink to cleanse the palatte, but not an evening drinker

says on December 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

As the name suggests quite a spicy peppery taste that finishes on sweet vanilla notes.

says on June 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice, spicy, fruiry, bit sweet.

says on December 22, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

sehr komplex, guter geschmack.

says on July 20, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

Think blends are mediocre? You haven't tried this one yet, then. A nice mix of fruity, salty and spicy flavours.

Nose

Oranges. Spicy oranges with cinnamon and buttered malt.

Palate

Peppery oak, with notes of raisins, dark honey, papaya and other lightly salted yellow and red fruit. Well balanced.

Finish

medium length with a rounded, spicy end.

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Flavour profile

  • Spice
  • Vanilla
  • Fruit
  • Orange
  • Complex
  • Pepper
  • Honey
  • Wood
  • Sweet
  • Oak
  • Malt
  • Rich
  • Delicate
  • Lovely
  • Cream
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon
  • Warming
  • Fresh
  • Citrus
  • Beautiful
  • Amazing
  • Interesting
  • Toast
  • Smoke
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