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Compass Box The Spice Tree

Spice is nice!

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BReview by @Barnbip

11th Jan 2015

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    21
  • Overall
    88

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This is my third kind of Compass Box that I've tried, following Asyla and The great King Street and this was by far the best of the bunch.

NOSE: ginger, cinnamon, a subtile dose of peat and and sweet welcoming coconut. Quite a strong NOSE that is very intriguing. PALATE: wonderful and very well balanced whisky. You find ginger, nutmeg, some citrus in a lovely mix. Let it rest for a while and you find more interesting flavors FINISH: medium long with (just as the NOSE and the PALATE) LOTs of different spices.

The Spice Tree is a great whisky. I think there will Always be a bottle in my collection from now on....

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7 comments

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

@Barnbip Does it still have exotic flavors (mango, papaya, etc.)?

3 years ago 0

Barnbip commented

Yes Robert! There is a certain freshness (from the fruitiness) that is very appealing!

3 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@Barnbip, from day one, it has been very hard to find anyone who would say a bad word about The Spice Tree. True of the first, banned, iteration of The Spice Tree. True now.

BTW, The Spice Tree contains the same whiskies as Oak Cross, but with different wood.

3 years ago 0

Barnbip commented

Interesting that it is the same whiskies in the Oak Cross - didn't know (or think) that! There are actually a couple of reviews of the Spice Tree that aren't very impressed. Not that I understand them.....

3 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

There are always some people who will dislike anything.

I've never had a single person at a tasting dislike The Spice Tree.

3 years ago 0

Barnbip commented

Me neither...

3 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I tried it last year at SOT. My notes suggest I liked it. I probably wouldn't buy a bottllie because it's not my usual go-to profile and it would take me a decade to finish a bottle, but if offered I would likely not refuse a dram ( and I DO refuse drams if it's not something I would enjoy...)

3 years ago 0

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