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Review #37 Compass Box - Spice Tree: Scotch

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Score: 7.8 / 10

Distillery: Compass Box

Type: Blended Highland / Speyside Single Malts


Blended whisky from Clynelish, Dailuaine, Teannich and others


I was finally able to snag the entire Myths & Legends set along with a Rogues’ Banquet, something that I have been trying to acquire for some time. Loving everything so far that I have come across with this line, I figured it was time that I finally tried some of their core line.


I found a nifty sampler pack that had three 50ml bottles of The Spaniard, Spice Tree and Peat Monster. What a solid gift or way to try many expressions. Though samplers can be a little pricey for what you get, it definitely beats a full bottle while you're looking to sample. Below is my thorough review of "Spice Tree" from said sampler pack.


Whisky Review:


Nose: Ethanol, sweet honey, green apple and green tea. Charred oak lingers in the background with hints of menthol

Palate: Juicy on the palate but seemingly gritty. Pear, apple and dried apricot team up with a potent spice that envelope the mouth


Finish: Fruits are short lived, but dry cinnamon and bitter lemon rind linger for a while.

Score: 7.8

Scale:

S+ Sensational - The Pinnacle (9.5+)

A - AXEceptional (astounding) (9-9.5)

B - bravo (step aBove average) (8-8.9)

C - competent (7-7.9)

D - disappointing (6-6.9)

F - flush it down the toilet (fail) (5.9 below)


Notes: Availability? Common. This one has been popping up for some time now. I've seen it in a lot of stores


I was most excited to try Spice Tree (no particular reason) of my Compass Box collection, but unfortunately enjoyed the other expressions more.




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