Compass Box – Flaming Heart

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

I want to say a huge thank you to Chris Allen who supplied me with this sample along with a few others. I’m very grateful to him for giving me the chance to try this fantastic dram!

Colour:

Light gold – almost white wine.

Nose:

Smoke and peat but sweet. Chocolate and vanilla, a slight fruitiness, a hint of salt and oak.

With water: Toasted oats and the salt comes out more as sea spray.

Palate:

Creamy, vanilla, chocolate, spice, a slight fruitiness, sweet smoke and hazelnut praline.

With water: A hint of citrus joins the mix.

Finish:

Smoky, peat yet sweet again, chocolate, hazelnut and toasted oats.

With water: No change.

Overall:

Another great blend from Compass Box – rich and full of flavour. The smokiness works really well but doesn’t overpower the whisky and there’s plenty more on offer there. I could see this going really well with a rich coffee or a cigar (or both if you were feeling decadent). At around £95 a bottle though I’d prefer to buy 2 bottles of Spice Tree for the same price, but maybe that’s just me 😉

 

Notes:

Taken from The Compass Box Website.

 

Flavour Descriptors:

A unique interplay between spice, sweet and smoke characteristics. Sweet fruits and wood-smoke on the nose. Fat and full-bodied on the palate with a spicy sweetness and a brooding complexity that is rich, sweet and addictively decadent.

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