Flaming Heart Limited Edition 10th
Heart is back. To celebrate the Compass
Box 10th Anniversary, Flaming Heart
returns in its third limited edition,
with a new label illustrated by Alex
Machin. Flaming Heart combines Highland,
Islay and Island single malts, aged in a
combination of American and French oak
casks, to create a smoky sweet flavour
profile like no other Scottish malt
This is a whisky inspired by a rock
song. Appropriate, perhaps, as rock
music has long been associated with
rebellion against various societal
norms. And Compass Box has been
associated, for better or for worse,
with a reaction against the industrial
"traditions" of Scotch whisky
Compass Box like to think of their
approach as reflecting a craft
ethos--making whisky better for the sake
of it. Flaming Heart is an ideal example
of this approach.
It is a whisky that combines superior,
new French oak-matured Highland single
malt whiskies – with all their
fruitiness, richness, spice-like
character and sweetness – with
heavy-peated Islay single malts. The
combination yields a complex flavour
profile like no other Scotch malt
whisky: big, bold, rich, sweet, smoky.
In the melodramatic parlance of a rock
lyric, it is a whisky born of fire, yet
one with a big heart.
The Flaming Heart is a one-off, limited
release of 4,186 bottles bottled to
commemorate the 10th anniversary of
Compass Box and was bottled in September
The whisky contains single malt whiskies
from seven distilleries located in the
northern Highlands and Islands.
Primarily whiskies from Clynelish
(Highlands), Caol Ila (Islay)and the
Isle of Mull (Islands).
Bottled at 48.9% ABV. Not chill filtered
and natural colour as you would expect
from Compass Box.