Whisky Review: Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza Limited Edition

Style: Fruity and Honey

Nose:
Fragrant stone fruits, peaches and apricots diffusing gently across the nose. Light vanilla malt and coconut milk nicely augmented by chilli spices. Calm oak incense, a light, creamy honey tone pouring over more apricots and plums. Going drier towards the end, plain barley and straws with a subtle dab of mineral spice.

Palate:
Further fragrant fruits floating through, red orchard fruits and garden berries mingle and give a nice sweet nudge. Coconut sago pudding blended beautifully with smooth, waxy honey. Gentle wood spice and red lollies nose-dive into it making a few ripples. White pepper sprinkles, flavours softening overtime, serving up a dessert of light cinnamon vanilla ice cream.

Finish:
Plums, black liquorice and malt tweeting casually. More honey and sherry innuendos shining through.

Thoughts:
A nice gentle and fruity dram lifted up by an elegant, waxy, honey core. Sweet and pretty lively as well. Pretty sure there is a fair amount of Clynelish here, and sherry too! I certainly do love my Clynelish in my dram, balanced, beautiful layering, no rough spices, not over the moon but certainly I am a happy man.

✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery

[46% • 2016 Bottled • Independent Bottling • No Age Statement • Blended Malt • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • 12240 Bottled • Limited Edition]

-Esmond