Compass Box Flaming Heart (Sixth Edition)

Peated Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    4.32
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 7 )

Inspired by a rock song, Compass Box Flaming Heart was first introduced in 2006. Like all previous editions, this one combines single malt aged in new heavily-toasted French oak with peat-fired malt from Islay. However, for this 2018 edition, the brand has reintroduced sherry casks to the mix, something that hadn't been done since the 2012 release. The exact recipe is featured on the Compass Box website. This limited edition is comprised of 15,050 standard bottles along with 800 large format (1.5L/1.75L) bottles. Available in Europe beginning September 2018 with the US to follow.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    48.9
  • Peated Blended Malt
    100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    a variety of casks including heavily-toasted new French oak

Tasting Notes

"Campfire smoke and asphalt lead on the nose, along with black pepper, creamy vanilla, peaches, and apricots. A surprising fruity sweetness stands out first on the palate—think Jolly Ranchers and Fruit Loops—before the tar and burnt rubber smokiness reemerges. A resonating smoke comes back as the final note of a long finish, also featuring toffee and burnt caramel."

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Full Bodied & Smoky