Compass Box to Release Spice Tree Extravaganza to Commemorate the Banning of Spice Tree a Decade Ago

Ten years ago, John Glaser, Compass Box’s genius entrepreneur, got slapped with a demand that he pull Spice Tree from the market due to a violation of SWA regulations, as he was using inner staves. Eventually, Compass Box reintroduced Spice Tree, this time using cask ends made from the Sessile oak John wanted to use to finish the vatted whisky.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Spice Tree being banned, Compass Box is releasing a new expression: Spice Tree Extravaganza.

What do we know so far?

It’s a vatted malt (malt blend, officially), bottled at 46% ABV. It will be a vatting of older whisky than the regular Spice Tree, and will have a higher proportion of sherry matured whisky. Presumably, they will have been married in the special Spice Tree Sessile oak casks.

What will it look like?

Front Label

Front Label


Back Label

Back Label

Will you have a review of it on Malt and Oak?

Yes, we’ll hopefully get a sample as soon as it’s released (or maybe sooner 😉 )

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