Flaming Heart 10th Anniversary CB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
refill American Oak / first fill American Oak / New French Oak
Number of bottles
48.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
07 Nov 2010 5:45 pm

Average value

€ 194.52

25 × in wishlist

59 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Flaming Heart 10th Anniversary CB

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.89 points

  1. AgentMunky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Hearty and very spicy. Expresses as strong without water. Mmm Flaming Heart.
    • Nose
      80 80
      7.5 // 8
    • Taste
      90 90
      9 // 9
    • Finish
      90 90
      7 // 9

  2. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 92 points to the Flaming Heart 10th Anniversary.
    "This one, as Flaming Heart so often is, is about counterweight and mouth feel. Everything appears just where it should be..."

  3. dicembre29 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Just a touch of peach. Some orange and a hint of pear. Yes, there’s a bit of peat and smoke, but it’s very clean and crisp. A slight peppery bite. Slightly lemon biscuity. I can still get the malted barley. The smoke is well checked here.

    Palate: Big orange note. A fair bit of vanilla. Some perfume-y notes (very pleasant). A whiff of smoke. Nice grain/oak balance. This is an incredibly smooth easy drinker.




  4. barryfox915 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold.
    Nose: Nicely smoky and peaty, round and harmonious, with light
    fresh floral notes.
    Taste: Juicy, fresh, peaty, maritime,slightly waxy, with
    some seaweeds, light floral and sweet fruity notes. Very well made. The finish
    is long, peaty, smooth, round, floral, with some juicy undertones. Very long
    peaty retro-olfaction.
    General Impression: A very much enjoyable, well made
    and harmonious whisky. Very good work by Compass Box (John Glaser).




  5. numen scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Don't take my score too seriously. For whatever reason, it's lightning in a bottle for me.
    • Nose
      smoke more than peat, but also a light, refined creaminess with fruit.
      Grapefruit, lemon drops and lemon cream. Lively and fresh. The fruit
      plays a bit nervously under the smokiness. It comes out at times, and
      also hides behind it. You can tell that there's a spirit there, but it
      just tops in at a pleasant level. More of 'hay' in the smoke, and a
      slightly coastal quality.
    • Taste
      No water needed, and really should be avoided. A little deliciously
      oily. Delicious. The smoke, unsurprisingly, leads, but quickly pulls up
      like a theater curtain, giving way to the complex performance
      underneath. A trace of smoke remains, adding a seductive quality,
      drawing attention to the lovely display below, but also creating an
      appeal for more smoke - thus it's the perfect amount. Flavors of lemon
      (creamy), flaxseed oil, vanilla, and oak. Other fruit is also present,
      papaya and mango, but very calm. There's also some bitterness, but more
      in a balancing way on the palate.
    • Finish
      Like the palate, but more refined. The fruit and grapefruit become more
      obvious, as does the creaminess, and it melds with the smoke to create a
      really gorgeous finish, and more than the blend of its parts.

  6. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Excellent balance of peat & sweet. But no surprises & the nose is on the weaker side

    Single dram note:
    Transferring previous Note (2011.11.30) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      quite faint, peaty, 81
    • Taste
      nice cereal nutty sweetness, 86
    • Finish
      quite lengthy, peat, smoke, sweet vanilla.89

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2012/compass-box-flaming-heart-edition-3-10th-anniversary-und-die-aktuelle-edition-4-25756/ Color: pale gold
    Nose: Salty maritime, vanilla, lemon and grapefruit, peppery smoky, just hints of peat.
    Taste: Salt, lime, leather, muesli, perfumes, vanilla and subtle wood flavors, peat and strong salty smoke.
    Finish: Medium long, becoming increasingly dry, wood is bitter, only minor fruit juices.
    81 points (nose: 81 / taste: 82 / finish: 80)

  8. I_SPEY did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A complex and smoky malt whisky with a 

    rich, sweet, spicy fruitiness and a long, lingering finish.

    Beautiful label, nice bottle, good whisky!

  9. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Bottled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Compass Box whisky
    company, for whom the epithets `tireless`, `innovative` and `pioneering`
    might have been invented, this Flaming Heart is a vatting of Highland
    Malt from a village near Brora, with some smoky
    Island/Islay malts. The label and packaging, it goes without saying,
    are stunning. Bottled at a good natural drinking strength. Good work Mr. Glaser!


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