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Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza Review

Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza Compass Box have been an independent bottler that I've loved since trying Orangerie and Peat Monster at a Whisky Fringe around 2002 or 2003 and i absolutely loved them.

Heading to sample this dram I've realised I've actually not reviewed Spice Tree, or Orangerie, and i intend to sort that out in the near future as that is definitely something I should have done by now.

This takes on, the once banned, Spice Tree but adds the use of more sherry casks and hybrid casks to develop the flavours, and being Compass Box I have high expectations.

The palate is hugely spicy, the nose is sweet, waxy and orangey, now i know that sounds like a really odd combination but it works really well, the nose balances so well with the spices and as they spices aren't "hot" they become really easy to deal with on the palate and this is a seriously tasty dram that i could easily find myself smashing through a bottle of without too much hassle.

If you haven't had the pleasure of trying Compass Box whiskies you really need to give them a go, utterly incredible flavours from a company that don't shirk away from trying something new.

Thanks to Compass Box for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


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The palate here starts with spices, that grow and grow, nutmeg to the front but cinnamon and cumin seeds in here also, it's spicy but not hot so no ginger or chilli, then there's a creamy buttery element, that almost goes to buttermilk, then a touch of waxy orange peel hiding in the background, this is spicebomb in a glass.


Spicy, fruity, creamy, yum

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Compass Box
Bottler: Compass Box
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 05/03/2019 by Tom

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