Excerpt: In terms of history, The Spice Tree is a fun chapter in Scotch whisky lore unfolding before us. With the mystique surrounding the label a decade ago, it can be easy to overhype this malt blend.
Excerpt: The taste lives up to its name…spicy with clove, ginger, and a touch of cinnamon “red hot” candies along with brown sugar, red apples, and hints of vanilla and honey in the background. The finish is long and equally spicy. Excellent!
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Compass Box The Spice Tree is a blend of Clynelish, Dailuaine and Teaninich, that is matured, blended and then finished in "hybrid" active casks - delivering more spice according to CB. Let's see how it is.
Fresh pear, honey, apples, melon. Loads of pepper, spice and orange peel. Ethanol.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Some heat Honey, tobacco, orange peel, berry and vanilla. Sharp tang of oak and sulfur.
Long but hot, oaky, dry and loaded with sulfur.
Not a fan of this. It is hot, loaded with sulfur and oak, dry and all over the place. Not bad, but needs more complexity and integration to reach higher.
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