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Overall rating
87.85/100
votes
131
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Barrels, Hogsheads, French & American Oak
Number of bottles
15050
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1500 ml 1750 ml
Barcode
5065000482718
Added on
13 Aug 2018 7:58 pm by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 137,50

34 × in wishlist

131 × member ratings

304 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Flaming Heart 6th Edition CB

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.85 points

  1. sr_tobi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting Notes - 04/10/2019

    N:
    Salty, maritime, typical Islay smoke, light fruits undefined, tangerines, lime, slightly sweet, alcohol well integrated

    T:
    Still the typical Islay smoke of a very definite distillery, alcohol very well integrated.
    Suspect a single cask, which could speak for age again, candied tropical fruits, pleasant oak, light acidity

    A:
    Medium long, slightly peppery, very harmonious, BUT nose and taste promise more than the finish can hold

    87 points

    My advice:
    Islay
    Caol Ila
    Bourbon Hogshead
    Independent bottler
    22y
    52.5 ABV

    Conclusion: Oh a Blend ... but Caol Ila is not to hide ;-)

  2. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge has awarded 90 points to the Flaming Heart 6th Edition. "Typical John Glaser work, made with the right malt whiskies. If you want to recreate Led Zeppelin, better have Robert Plant and Jimmy Page on board, I suppose."

  3. Shmotch scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Personally, I enjoyed the 2012 and 2015 significantly more than this 2018 edition. I am quite fond of this blend, so I was somewhat disappointed in what I felt what a departure from the previous bottlings in terms of smell and taste. I dare say the sherry cask is more prominent to hide the more youthful exuberance of the younger Caol Ila and Clynelish in this batch. Also a big price increase in retail too this time around...booo

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is incredible well made. I adored the last flaming heart and this one is still just incredible. Better than most peated malts!
    • Nose
      89 89
      At first a gentle highlander, some candlewax and different kinds of fruit. But then, out of nothing this complex peated side emerges. Dry sausage, clay, very mineral and chalk. Smoked ham, pineapple
    • Taste
      88 88
      A coastal highlander, a gentle islay or a fierce islander? Why not something from everything. Smoked lemons, waxy notes, seasalt, apples both fresh and stewed. Mineral stones.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dry ash and lots of campfire and wood. Warm, sweet and smoky. Also some liquorice.

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Warm smoke, earth, herbs / grass, lemon, apple, honey, peach, strawberries, blackberries, some cinnamon and some nutmeg
    • Taste
      Honey, herbs, neat tingle on the tongue, green apple, lemon, grapefruit, coffee, minimal ash and smoke, a few nuts, pepper

  6. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nice whiskey with restrained smoke and distinct sherry flavors. Long lasting sweet malt.
    • Nose
      Sherry and smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet, dark dried fruits, smoke and sherry.
    • Finish
      Smoky fruit. Medium to long.

  7. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nice whiskey with restrained smoke and distinct sherry flavors. Long lasting, sweet malt.
    • Nose
      Sherry and smoke.
    • Taste
      First sweet, dried dark fruits covered with smoke, then the sherry barrel.
    • Finish
      The smoky fruits remain medium in the mouth.

  8. Kaleva scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky, nicely composed and with superb balance. Complete, quite coastal and simply very pleasant. Spices, fruits and smoke intertwined in a beautiful way. This expression, however, not very complex but very drinkable. The price seems to be set at a reasonable level.
    • Nose
      Fresh, smoky, slightly farmy, wet chalk, maritime (brine, kelp), green apple, a hint of vanilla, woody notes, citrus peel
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, quite spicy (pepper mix, ginger), slightly salty, minerally, light grapefruit zest bitterness, dried apples, some nutty notes, cold ashes
    • Finish
      Quite long, slightly sweet with wax notes, juicy with candied fruits and a bit ashy and medicinal at the end

  9. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Peat smoke, spicy (pepper), kippery, oysters, citrus, fuity (apples, grapes), berries, vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peat smoke, oily, creamy, waxy, almonds, salty, kippery, vanilla
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, sweet, fruity, beeswax

  10. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    22-22-22-22, a good combination of clynelish and caol ila, deanston also does not interfere)

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