Compass Box Flaming Heart

"This is a whisky inspired by a rock song," says John Glaser, founder of Compass Box Whisky Co. "Rock music has long been associated with rebellion against societal norms and our humble company has been associated — for better or for worse — with a reaction against the ‘traditions’ of Scotch whisky production. We like to think of our approach as reflecting a craft ethos — making whisky better for the sake of it."

First released in 2006, the Flaming Heart series from Compass Box was the first-ever to combine fiery, heavily-peated Islay malt with the stunning spiciness and complexity of new French Oak barrels. The inaugural release was so popular, in fact, that Compass Box released it three more times in the years that followed.

Now, to commemorate Compass Box’s fifteenth anniversary, Glaser has released Compass Box Flaming Heart Fifteenth Anniversary Edition Blended Scotch Whisky. Combining 14- and 30-year-old whiskies from Caol Ila, a 20-year-old whisky from Clynelish, and a unique, 7-year-old Highland blend containing malts from Clynelish, Teaninich and Dailuaine that has been separately finished in hybrid casks, the Fifteenth Anniversary Edition is incredibly rich and complex.

Compass Box Flaming Heart Fifteenth Anniversary Edition has a powerful aroma of sweet fruits and coal-fire smoke, which leads to a bold, spicy palate filled with cinnamon, ash, baked apples and salt. The finish is lush, with notes of herbal mint and dark cocoa complementing further notes of fiery peat smoke.

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