Compass Box Spice Tree

CB Spice Tree

Price: $65 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Blend of Clynelish, Dailuaine, and Teaninich / Compass Box

Region: Blend

46% ABV

Aged For: NAS, secondary maturation for 2 years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley from multiple distillers

Cask Type: First-fill bourbon, finished in toasted oak and first-fill bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Deep gold

Nose: Cloves, cinnamon and oak are the initial scents. A bit of alcohol astringency mixed with caramel and honey follow.

Taste: Nutmeg, allspice, sandalwood, cigar tobacco, oak, cherry and a dab of ginger make for a complex palate with a decent mouthfeel.

Finish: Warm and crisp. Loaded with honey and rich toffee that gets sweeter over time.

Thoughts: It succeeds in having a rich spice flavor that was the intent. Very woody and a solid dram.

Score: 80 out of 100

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