Compass Box Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary Limited Edition

Blended Malt

Compass Box // Scotland

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  1. adamschrage

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Really good peat flavor with a strong reminder that you are drinking scotch. Great blended scotch that is strong by itself or with a strong meal of cigar. One to have in the cabinet.
  2. PBMichiganWolverine

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    @Richard-ModernDrinking and I had a tasting last night where we shared a few drams with each other. Any other night, this would’ve made my top pour. But in the tasting where we had a Macallan from the 80s, Ardbeg Drum CE, Stranger and Stranger, and the unexpected beauty from Sweden’s Smogen, this unfortunately didn’t make my top 5. Maybe 7 out of the 12. Charred lemons, smoky. Balanced with honey sweetness. Thanks Richard for sharing!
  3. ScotchingHard

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Opened 6/4/2018. Killed 3/13/19. Compass Box Flaming Heart Blended Malt NAS 48.9% ABV Bottled 07/2015 Limited to 12,060 bottles Price: 107 USD. I have another bottle I purchased for a few bucks more. I will buy more if given the opportunity. The 2015 Edition of Flaming Heart is peerless in terms of value for money. Compass Box has more recently been harsh with pricing their limited edition releases, but this is the one that should have been five hundred dollars. Many special bottlings of Compass Box are John Glaser’s attempts to recreate Brora, and this blend reminds me of the greatest Brora – nay, the greatest whisky – I’ve ever tasted: 1972 Rare Malts Brora. Such an elegant, composed peat. Quietly assertive and sophisticated; this is one to nose for an hour. On the palate, this is mindblowing in slow motion. The arrival is subtle, and the flavors gradually appear and build on top of one another. As one fades, three new ones appear, and intensifies the flavor orchestra like brooms from Fantasia. Maltiness, maritime, funky, medicinal, citrus, pineapple, chocolate, umami. Everything is there, and each sip is different, as the dram breathes. The finish is breathtaking, and the linger is long. Ultimately, this is not nearly as deep or massive as the Brora, lacking its legendary mouthcoating oiliness, but this also adds some French oak spiciness, which Broras do not have. The beauty of Compass Box is that as it secretly tries recreate old legendary single malts by the art of blending, it is unafraid to have its own flair. And of all the Compass Box creations that I have had the pleasure of trying, this one is at the top. Rating (price not factored): 95 / 100 Purchase satisfaction (price factored): 5 / 5
    107.0 USD per Bottle
  4. 107.99 USD per Bottle
  5. whiskyteacher

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  6. Caol ila flavor
  7. mylatehope

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    144.0 USD per Bottle
    Joyal's Liquors Inc
  8. DrBooze

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    I know I’m not the first to post this, but how in the h*ll did Distiller score this a 77? Don’t get me wrong, people have their own preferences, but Serge at WhiskyFun gave it a 91 (who if you’re unfamiliar with his site, absolutely kills most bottles; he’s tough & fair in my opinion) while Whisky Advocate scores it a 93. As someone who has had almost every CB LE released in the past 4-5 years, this beauty of dram is still one of my absolute favorites.
  9. pjbdavis

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  10. Dreaming-of-Islay

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Tasted at Fountainhead in Chicago, a great whiskey bar. Flaming Heart is a recurring series of Compass Box releases that features Caol Ila's peated whiskies prominently. In this respect, one can think of it as a much more expensive ($125+) Johnnie Walker Black Label, another Caol Ila-heavy blended scotch. I don't know that I'd pay that much for it, but the reasonable $16 I paid for a generous glass was just right. My first note right off the bat was Caol Ila/Ardbeg character, meaning a combination of ashy smoke and lemon-lime citrus. Complementing that punchy essence are dark caramel and then a complex mixture of creamy nut butters. Flaming Heart finishes with a long, lingering exhalation of smoke. I wouldn't have guessed a blend if I'd tasted this one blind, I would have thought that it's just a really good Islay single malt. And that's about the highest compliment that I can give a whisky.
    16.0 USD per Pour
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