Compass Box The Spice Tree First Release Vatted Malt 46%
Stollen cake, allspice, barley dipped in a honeypot, citrus, cardamom, nutmeg and peppery on the nose.
Instant flavour ambush of orange vanilla, ginger, and cardamom with a velvety mouthfeel and then a long finish of sweet chilli and pepper.
Powerful vanilla and toffee are released with water, the barley ever present.
The complexity of flavours on the nose and tongue and the length of the finish is astonishing, making this dram one of the best. 94
Compass Box The Spice Tree Second Generation Vatted Malt 46%
Surprising oloroso note, honeycomb and French wood in the depths, seville marmalade. More complex than the previous bottling. Once again a backbone of barley along with cinammon, cardamom and pepper.
Wow! Fireworks of flavour on a silky smooth palate, sweet berried fruit, sherry and ginger with charred oak and pepper on the finish.
Water has an explosive affect with a hint of horse sweat on the top notes, so rich, so complex and no doubt that this unusual style of whisky is John Glaser's greatest contribution to the whisky industry. 95