Compass Box Spice Tree

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5732
Blend-Scotch
Scotland
Blended Malt Whisky
46%
0.7 l
Compass Box
First and Refill american Oak Casks. finish in Hogsheads from French and amerikanischer oak
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Spices:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Nutmeg:
Sherry:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Oak:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Tasting
Oak:
Spices:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Pepper:
Cake:
Caramel:
Chili:
Clove:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Fruit:
Ginger:
Sherry:
Herb:
Finish
Spices:
Alcohol:
Dried Fruit:
Fruit:
Malt:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Vanilla:

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4.3 Rate
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Tasting Notes 2

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25. May 2020
Nosing: SpicesNutmegPepperOakDried Fruit
Lots of wood spice. Savoury maltiness. Nutmeg and black pepper. Some dried fruit backing it up.

Taste: SpicesGingerClovePepperDried Fruit
Powerful arrival, lots of dried fruit and spices. Pepper, ginger, a little clove. Intensity builds over time

Finish: OakSpicesDried Fruit
Finishes strong and long. Lots of wood spice notes, relatively dry, residual dried fruits.

Comment:
This is absolutely cracking for a blended malt. You could put this in any single malt tasting and it would go toe to toe with any 12-15 year release. The alcohol is balanced just right, there's a little heat buildup if you hold it in your mouth. Wouldn't want to go any higher, no water needed though, it just makes the experience punchy rather than raw.

85/100
Davisscholar
25. Mar 2015
An interesting exercise in oak management. Pepper, close and hints of American White oak on the nose. With water, Bourbon notes, drip coffee and chili flakes emerge.
Intensely oak-structured palate - comparable to Glenmorangie "Artisan Cask".
Bourbon-like finish focusing on vanilla and caramel.
18. May 2018
18. Dec 2016
Gaefax
05. Aug 2017
Nosing: Burst of "Christmas" spices, especially cinnamon. Caramel, vanilla.

Taste: Continues spicy and mouth watering, with light oak near finish

Finish: Medium long to long and throat warming

Comment: A bold vatting which shows how much and how many flavors can be brought out in a blend of single malts.
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15. Mar 2014
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02. Sep 2014