Compass Box The Spice Tree
Compass Box The Spice Tree Scotch Whisky
- Name: Compass Box The Spice Tree
- Type: Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
- Age: Varies by batch; blend of malts aged up to 10 years
- Region: Primarily Northern Highlands, Scotland
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 46%
Compass Box's The Spice Tree is a symphony of flavors that pays homage to the sophisticated art of whisky blending. Primarily sourced from the Northern Highlands of Scotland, this blended malt incorporates whiskies that have been aged up to 10 years in a variety of American oak casks, some of which have been custom-toasted to impart a unique complexity. With an ABV of 46%, The Spice Tree offers a rich, full-bodied experience replete with intricate subtleties. For whisky connoisseurs who relish depth and layers of flavor, this bottle promises an adventure that transcends the ordinary. Third Base Market & Spirits is honored to feature this innovative whisky that challenges the boundaries of traditional Scotch.
The whisky pours into the glass with a luminous golden hue, displaying both its maturity and the quality of the oak casks in which it was aged.
The initial aroma is redolent of baking spices—think nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. However, give it a moment to breathe, and you'll discover a richer tapestry of dried fruits, honey, and vanilla lingering underneath.
First impressions on the palate mirror the nose, as robust spices dominate. Soon, however, these spicy notes give way to softer elements of oak, dark chocolate, and stewed fruits. There’s a richness that recalls the sweetness of caramel, balanced expertly by a hint of herbal bitterness.
The finish is impressively long, evolving from its initial spicy warmth into a gentle, lingering taste of oaky vanilla and a touch of dried citrus peel.
For a whisky of such complex flavors, simpler food pairings work best to let the whisky take center stage. Think mild cheeses, almonds, or even a simple vanilla dessert to complement its spicy and sweet nuances.
Embrace the full gamut of spices and complexities that Compass Box The Spice Tree has to offer. From its innovative cask treatment to its intricate flavors, this whisky stands as a testament to what expert blending can achieve. Third Base Market & Spirits invites you to explore this culinary voyage in a bottle—a must-have for every discerning whisky palate.
I'm a Compass Box fan and enjoy everything from them that I've tried. I take all my whisky neat and this one shows multiple layers of interesting notes on both nose and palate. Moderately bitey but very pleasant. Would happily buy again and again.
As with most Compass Box whisky, Spice Tree is delicious. A great malt blend with the influence of that elusive French oak that makes this quite unique and extra tasty.