Compass Box / Spice Tree Extravaganza.

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Compass Box / Spice Tree Extravaganza.

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Country/Region: Scotland.

ABV: 46%

Unit: 70cl

Ten years ago, we were compelled to discontinue production of one of our most innovative Scotch whiskies – The Spice Tree – due to a certain avantegarde approach to cask maturation that was deemed ‘untraditional’.

In the years that followed we were able to work with cooper friends in both France and Scotland to bring back The Spice Tree and now today – on the tenth anniversary of the original bottling being banned – we are proud to release this Limited Edition whisky: Spice Tree Extravaganza.

As the name suggests, the liquid draws its inspiration from The Spice Tree but reinterprets it through the use of older components and a significant portion of sherry-cask aged malt whisky. The Spice Tree’s trademark spice character is retained but set within a richer, more elegant frame with a new depth of flavour and complexity Above all, share and enjoy.

Availability: Limited Edition release of 12,240 bottles worldwide.

Bottled: August 2016.

Flavour Descriptors: Decadent and playful on the nose, you will find notes of sherry wine, dark berries and the fragrant sweetness of traditional sweet shops. On the palate there is juicy red fruit, a dark brown sugar richness, the trademark Spice Tree ginger and clove spice character and an endlessly long, spicy, substantial finish.

Recommendations: This is an excessive, rich, dare we say extravagant whisky. The perfect drink with which to mark one of our more infamous anniversaries. Drink it any way you like – there are no rules that can’t be broken.

John Glaser, Whisky-maker.