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Overall rating
87.71/100
votes
168
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
Bottle code
L 21 06 18
Barcode
5065000482718
Added on
13 Aug 2018 7:58 pm by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 136,97

40 × in wishlist

168 × member ratings

373 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Flaming Heart 6th Edition CB

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 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

    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 ;-)

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Clay
    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. thebonewolf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Really nice smoke/peat. I’d have liked to taste more of the fruit I smelled. Even so, I really enjoyed this - it’s a real shame this isn’t part of their regular lineup. If they could source enough of the components to make it more regularly available (and priced more modestly) that would be a wonderful thing for people who like whisky, though I suppose there is something to the scarcity that might make it a bit more special.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Fruit on the pour. Smoky fruit, apple, green wood.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peaty malt, some peppery feel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long but low-powered.

  7. toklian scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N22 P23 F22 B22

  8. elchingy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    @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.

  9. MGHOW did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Guys, stop rating these fancy packaged but lacking blends so highly. For the price this is no better than a Talisker Storm at a third of the price.

    Zero points for the Whiskybase reviewers.
    • Nose
      Poor value.
    • Taste
      Watery.
    • Finish
      Lacking.

  10. 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.

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