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Spice Tree Compass Box 70cl 46°

Brand : Compass Box / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 21704
The malts selected for the Spice Tree whisky come mainly from the Northern Highlands and are about 10 years old.

This Blended Malt has its spicy character of a unique aging mode and a perfect control of the wood heating.

The Spice Tree comes from a first maturation in American oak barrels of first and second fill. It then aged a second time in casks made from 100-year-old French oaks from the Vosges.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV46°
TypeBlended Malt
BrandCompass Box
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
MaturationAmerican & French Oak
PeatNon Peated
Reference:21704

“Anyone can bottle a Single Cask; the real skill in Scotch whisky is demonstrated by the blender.” This quote from John Glaser, founder of the Compass Box Company, sums up perfectly the current context.


In the last few years, the trend has been focusing on Single casks. Running against the stream, John Glaser’s approach may be seen as a bet, or madness. But some would say this is well thought, prepared and resulting from a long experience.


Before discovering the whisky world in 1994, John Glaser first worked for the wine industry. Six years in the Diageo group, global leader in spirits, developed a passion for whisky and a new conception of blending. In 2000, John Glaser took off to give it a go. The first blend he made was in the kitchen. Later, he settled in the basement of a hair salon at the heart of London. He moved his small laboratory in a spacious loft, in Chiswick Studios, still in downtown London.


A world apart from modern processes, John Glaser created a whirlwind in the traditional methods of blending with his craft approach, not aimed at creating a product meeting marketing criteria. The only parameter taken into account by John Glaser is pleasure, and maybe his own above all. Everything is done by the nose; no electronics enters the elaboration process. However, nothing is left to chance.


To create richness and balance is the only aim of John Glaser. To reach that goal, he selects only the best Single Malts and Single Grains, but goes way further than a commercial agent, as he blends and creates new whiskies and new emotions. Each whisky proportions are blended according to the required style and prevailing aromas.

Colour: gold.

Nose: rich and deep with notes of cereals, ripe fruit (apple, pear), spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), dried fruit (almond, apricot) and candied citrus (grapefruit, lemon) coated with wood precious and beeswax.

Palate: balanced, enveloping. Its fruity sweetness (mirabelle, plum) is perceptible. Vanilla and some exotic fruits (pineapple, mango, guava) accentuate its unctuous character.

Final: long, firm. The spices blend with the fine notes of oak, vanilla and fresh walnut.

Best Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - 2020 San Francisco World Spirit Competition