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  Compass Box "The Spice Tree" Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Compass Box The Spice Tree Blended Malt Scotch Whisky


 
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Product Code: S1209

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The Spice Tree was first bottled and launched in 2005, but in 2006 the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) forced Compass Box to stop production. What was special about The Spice Tree was the secondary maturation - the malt whiskies were aged with new French oak sourced from 195 year old forests. Compass Box borrowed a technique widely used by winemakers over the last 30 years, and inserted the new oak in the form of flat staves into used whisky barrels, effectively rejuvenating what would otherwise be a useless barrel. The SWA decided that this nontraditional practice was not appropriate for the production of Scotch Whisky, mainly because it had never been done before. Despite its numerous awards and positive reviews, The Spice Tree was discontinued in 2006. However, Compass Box has been working on alternative maturation methods for The Spice Tree. Rather than using flat stave inserts, they have developed a method for creating heavily toasted cask heads which impart a flavor profile similar to the original Spice Tree.

Compass Box "The Spice Tree" is a complex blend of malt whiskies sourced from northern Highland distilleries - the majority hailing from the Clynelish Distillery. Each whisky is roughly ten years old, primarily from first-fill casks, when they are transferred into the barrels with the heavily toasted new French oak heads. On the nose, The Spice Tree offers pronounced aromas of clove, ginger and cinnamon, complemented by hints of nutmeg and vanilla. Notes of dried spice, toffee, fudge, bramble and red currant appear on the rich, full-bodied palate, and merge with hints of oak resin, lemongrass and polished leather on the long finish.

Product of Scotland
Alcohol by Volume: 46%

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