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Compass Box Flaming Heart - Release 4

(70cl, 48.9%)
Compass Box Flaming Heart - Release 4

Flaming Heart - Release 4 Bottling Note

The Flaming Heart is back! This is the fourth release of this peaty blended malt from the whisky innovators at Compass Box.

Inspired by a rock song, this blended malt is made using whisky from refill Bourbon barrels, new (heavily toasted) French oak and some sherried oak which is a great new addition! The whiskies are from distilleries across Scotland but there is a fair whack of a south shore Islay and a malt from the village of Brora (any guesses?).

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A stormy Scottish shoreline of coastal peat crashes out of the glass to begin with - followed by cracked black pepper and stewing red vegetables. Then a sootiness emerges with autumnal forest notes with vanilla pods lazing in the background. Finally there is a little apple and pear which hint at some sherry influence.

Palate: Heavy peat, hay and salt crystals form a palate-cleansing flavour initially which is chased by sherried dried fruit and ground coffee.

Finish: The peat becomes warming with notes of Christmas cake crumbs and wood-spice. Then comes a cleansing trio of clove, menthol and liquorish with tea-like tannins. Finally notes of damson jam reveal themselves in what can only be described as a stupendously long finish which stays on the lips and the tip of the tongue.

Overall: This is a complex and incredible blended malt whisky. The sherry influence doesn't distract from the clean notes of peat whilst there are plenty of other delicate flavours to intrigue the palate. Literally lip-smackingly good!

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