Compass Box - Spice Tree - Blind Tasting #23 - Flaviar Advent Calendar 2022
Flaviar Advent Calendar (2022) - The Depths of Whiskey. Whiskey #23. Product of Scotland, 46% abv.
The smell is pretty muted. It takes some time but you can pull out some vanilla, fruitcake, oak, dried red fruits, and baking spices.
The taste is dried red fruits, clove, baking spices, mint, and some nice bitter dark baking chocolate. This is really nice.
The finish is long and warm. The baking spices and cloves start strong on the finish and give way to some nice sweet/sour flavors of sherry and vanilla.
This is a good one. Very enjoyable. Happy to have this on the shelf anytime. If I had to make a complaint about this, it would be the smell. It remained muted for most of the time drinking this. However, the taste and finish more than make up for the smell. It is actually pretty nice because you get an unexpected upgrade when you taste it, after smelling it. Whatever this is, it is worth the effort.
Overall Grade: B+ (Very Good)