Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Barrels, Hogsheads, French & American Oak
Number of bottles
48.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1500 ml 1750 ml
Bottle code
L 21 06 18
Added on
13 Aug 2018 7:58 pm by 404fred

Average value

€ 139.11

42 × in wishlist

241 × member ratings

535 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Flaming Heart 6th Edition CB

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.70 points

  1. 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."

  2. sr_tobi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting Notes - 04/10/2019

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

    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

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

    87 points

    My advice:
    Caol Ila
    Bourbon Hogshead
    Independent bottler
    52.5 ABV

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

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good but maybe just a little too expensive for what you get. A price level just under €100 would be more fitting.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A rounded smokiness, sandlewood, wax, salted butter, vanilla, summer fruits like apricot and pineapple, lemon zest, fudge, maple syrup, mildly floral, some anice and faint liquorice.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Honied sweetness, salty smoke, vanilla, citrus, a little tropical, nutty, toffee, liquorice and some white pepper. Also just a tad dusty.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long: a little sweetness, liquorice and quite some dry wood smoke and charcoal. Not bad, but I would have liked some more complexity here.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I tried the 4th Edition of this Flaming Heart in 2013 and the 5th Edition in 2016. Today, the 6th Edition of this blended malt is in my glass. While the ABV remains the same, the composition is slighty different each time. For this sixth release they used barrels, hogsheads, French oak and American oak. The lead players are still Clynelish and Caol Ila.
    On the nose, the Caol Ila is immediately noticeable, but it cannot hide the waxiness of Clynelish (that’s a good thing, too). It has a lovely sweetness, which makes me think a sherry cask went into the mix. Touches of clay, a whiff of diesel and baked apples. Another bull’s eye, if you ask me.
    It is fairly powerful, quite peppery and salty and the peat immediately takes the reins. Feisty spiciness and nice development of smoke. To my surprise this is a lot less sweet than the nose promised and also a lot less sweet than the previous two releases if memory serves. Citrus peeks around the corner, as does a leaf of mint. Midpalate, the salt takes control.
    The finish starts quite intense on ashes and liquorice, but then suddenly disappears leaving the mouth dry.
    The better work of John Glaser, although I do prefer the 4th release. This is certainly worth 130 EUR.

  5. elchingy did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    @MGHOW Sorry for you that 163 people like this whisky. Don't you feel alone boy? If you start calling people zeros you'll stay a loner here for sure. Show some respect. Your taste is not the law down here.

  6. MGHOW scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Beautiful embossed bottle and wax bottle top. Packaging is more than the contents can deliver however.

    This is too young and doesn't take water or even ice.

    I am very disappointed if this is the direction Compass Box will be taking, profit over potability.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Lenart scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Perhaps the least intensive aroma that I've tasted.
    Palate flavours have some intricacies, but does not really shine.


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