The smoke is light on the nose, giving the vanilla and white grape notes room to shine (it is almost like a smokey Burgundy). A slightly medicinal smoke really suits the waxy, salty palate – a banging, balanced dram.
Notes by Archie McDairmid
|Product Name||Compass Box Flaming Heart 2018 Release|
|Strength (ABV %)||48.90%|
|Cask Type||Refill Bourbon, First Fill Sherry and Virgin French Oak|
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