A complex and smoky malt whisky with a
rich, sweet, spice-laden fruitiness and long,
OTH 95 points - A marriage of three different single malts, aged in American and French oak. This whisky shows the advantage of marrying whiskies from more than one distillery (when properly done). Vibrant, with a complex array of fruit (orchard fruit, sultana), sweetness (light toffee, marzipan, honeyed malt), spice (creamy vanilla, mocha, warming pepper), smoke (tar, smoked olive, coal), and lesser notes of toasted almond and beach pebbles. More smoke and tar on the palate than the nose, yet always in balance. Well played! (Editor’s Choice)
(Winter 2010) Reviewed by: John Hansell
Appropriate, perhaps, as rock music has long been associated with
rebellion against various societal norms. And our humble company has
been associated, for better or for worse, with a reaction against the
industrial "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. Flaming Heart is an ideal example of
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
|Wine maker notes
|Compass Box is a specialist Scotch whiskymaker. With us you will discover a world of small batch Scotch whiskies, made in a variety of styles to appeal to a variety of tastes.
Single malt whiskies from seven distilleries
located in the northern Highlands and Islands.
Primarily whiskies from distilleries located in the
villages of Brora (Highlands), Port Askaig (Islay)
and the Isle of Mull (Islands).
47% refill American oak, 34% first-fill American
oak, 19% new French oak.
Bottled at 48.9%. Not chill filtered.
|Sipped neat or with the addition of water, to taste