Compass Box Flaming Heart (2022), 48.9%

Price: $155 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

After a four-year absence, the new edition brings aromas of earthy peat, chocolate, Brazil nut, peppercorn, ground cumin, paprika, ginger, peppered mackerel, seasoned oak, and cigar wrapper; it’s more a slow burner than a momentary dazzling firework. Baked lemon, roasted chestnuts, chocolate ganache, peppered steak, and rich smoke, plus gingerbread, sultana, raisin, and dates, as the mouthfeel glides from oily to waxy, leaving an invigorating spicy finish. (9,606 bottles)