VALENTINE’S DAY: Compass Box Flaming Heart is the perfect gift for a whisky collector
This is the sixth edition of Flaming Heart, which is a whisky born of oak, smoke and fire. First released in 2006, Flaming Heart was the first whisky in the Compass Box range to combine the rich, complex spice of whiskies aged in new French Oak with the evocative peat-fired smoke of Islay Malt. It’s a whisky to enjoy late into the night and is perfect served neat or paired with rich cheeses or chocolate. Sea salt chocolate heightens the influence of the Sherry-matured whiskies in the blend, while chocolate with caramel, butterscotch, orange or mint flavours will create complex unions with the smoky notes of the whisky.
For Valentine’s Day, Compass Box are offering a limited edition poster for each purchase of Flaming Heart made throughout the month of February, whilst stocks last. The label depicts the artful Compass Box Flaming Heart label, which was designed by Stranger & Stranger, long-time design collaborators with Compass Box. The poster will be signed by Compass Box Founder, John Glaser.
A genre-defying style that is smouldering, spicy and complex, a subtle Sherry cask influence has been reintroduced to the 2018 expression which adds an additional layer of complexity and richness. Compass Box Flaming Heart has a medium smoky-peaty base which is enriched by a sweet maltiness and notes of baking spices and dried fruit. It is full on the palate and very long on the finish.
RRP: £120 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 48.9%. Natural colour and non-chill filtered. A limited edition of 15,050 bottles, launched in 2018.
Flaming Heart is available to purchase from the Compass Box webshop: www.compassboxwhisky.com/shop/flaming-heart. Customers will be asked to share their order confirmation with Compass Box at email@example.com once they have completed their transaction in order to redeem their poster. Available whilst stocks last.