Sixth edition of Flaming Heart, This is a whisky inspired by a rock song. Once again, Compass Box combine the rich, bold spiciness of malt whisky aged in heavy-toasted French oak barrels with the evocative smoke of heavy-peated Islay malt whisky. The components are from a range of ages that provides depth and complexity. The combination yields a flavour profile like no other in Scotch whisky: big, bold, hauntingly smoky, but with an alluring ethereal sweetness that calls you back to the glass. In this 2018 edition, the brand has reintroduced a subtle Sherry cask influence that adds an additional layer of complexity and richness. This is a touch they have used for Flaming Heart only once before, in the 2012 edition. While they nuance each edition of Flaming Heart, the signature style always remains the same.