Whisky Spotlight February: Compass Box Flaming Heart
Compass Box is a bottler of a range of premium blended Scotch whiskies. The company touts themselves as a 'Whiskymaker' that is not afraid to experiment and blend even premium and old single malts to achieve the quality and taste they envision.
With a strong belief that a whisky's quality is determined by flavor and character instead of age statement, the team at Compass Box strives to achieve the best taste profile through the blending of whiskies regardless of age statements.
This is also the reason why Compass Box has a devoted fan base supporting their releases, with their emphasis on taste and quality, whisky drinkers of all levels will find something they adore at Compass Box!
The 2022 version of the ever-popular Flaming Heart, this bottling marks its seventh edition.
The whisky revels in the harmony between heavy peat and toasted French Oak. Imagine Metallica with a backing orchestra, and you’re getting close.
The 2022 version introduces a deep fruitiness to the mix of smoke, courtesy of a Highland Malt Blend that spent more than five years in richly toasted virgin French Oak custom casks!
On the official Compass Box site, they team curated a special playlist to accompany the whisky, with tunes that embodies the character of the whisky.
Nose: Rich, smouldering embers, with toasted oak, gingerbread, and twists of waxy lemon.
Palate: A high-energy nose with smouldering peat embers, cigar wrapper and candied ginger. The palate is oily, smoky, rich and savoury.
Finish: Savoury smoke lingers, with peppery spice building.
Price at 3mk: S$270.00