Description: Round and full with a luxuriant spice-like character. The spice tree is our seminal malt scotch whisky. Amber in colour with hints of clove, cardamom and ginger imparted by ageing in virgin French oak. Flavour: Core flavours of malt and red fruit character are complemented by vanilla, toffee and hints of clove, cardamom and ginger. Sourcing: All Highland single malts, primarily from the village of Brora. Wood: Primary maturation in a mix of first-fill and refill American oak. Secondary maturation in new-headed casks made of heavy-toasted new French oak from 195 year-old Vosges forests. Bottling: Natural colour. Non-chill filtered. Serve: Perfect for after-dinner sipping, with certain cheeses; and ideal in cocktails. ‘Necessity, who is the mother of invention.’ – Plato The Republic Along time ago, we created a whisky called The Spice Tree which was much loved by people around the world. Unfortunately, due to the avant garde method of oak aging we developed for The Spice Tree, (utilising the highest quality French cooperage oak, we hasten to add), we were compelled by powers greater than us to discontinue the production. Back to France we went, to the Vosges Forest, where we have friends who make some of the very best cooperage oak in the world. Working closely with them we created a bespoke French and American oak cask that would help us achieve similar results to that of the original Spice Tree, but in a way that would be acceptable to even the most conservative of observers. Et voilÃ , The Spice Tree was resurrected. These bespoke casks are similar to those we use for our whisky Oak Cross, although the toasting levels are higher and the time spent in cask is longer for The Spice Tree. The casks are composed of new French oak for the heads of each cask and used American oak for the bodies of the casks. The Spice Tree is a rich, intensely-flavoured malt whisky, redolent of baking spices such as clove, ginger and cardamom, layered with toasty oak accents that all complement the underlying distillery character of the single malt whiskies we use. Enjoy it on its own or paired with cheeses, chocolates or baked desserts. Enjoy it any way and anytime you like. But, above all, share and enjoy. John Glaser Whiskymaker, Manufacturer: Compass Box Whisky Co., 24 Great King St., Edinburgh, Scotland.
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