Mar 09

Spice Tree Scotch – Review

Spice Tree ScotchSpice Tree Malt Scotch Whisky

92 Proof

Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML

Distiller: Compass Box Whisky Co.

 

Background

I have written reviews on two other Compass Box whiskies – The Peat Monster and Hedonism.  The former is one of my top rated whiskies and the latter fell a bit short of my expectations.  Just like the others, Spice Tree promises a unique whisky drinking experience, with plenty of, well, spice.  Let’s see how it stacks up to the other Compass Box expressions.

 

Review

Just as expected, lots of warm spices on the nose – tobacco, ginger, and cloves.  Spice Tree is absolutely packed with great aromas.  This is a nosing whisky on steroids.

The taste is very malty with notes exposing its Highland heritage.  A lot of the spice drops off in intensity once in the mouth, which is why you should savor the aromas while you have the chance.

Spice Tree’s finish is equally as impressive as the nose, where the spices kick back for a beautiful, lengthy finish.

 

Rating & Recommendations

I really enjoy Spice Tree which is why it has earned an 88 out of 100 from me.

This is another solid expression from Compass Box, and this one certainly lives up to its reputation.

 

-Ryan

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