Compass Box Flaming Heart Fourth Edition Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1113587

Here we go! The wildly popular Flaming Heart Series is back with one of the years most anticipated new blends. Coming from four of the official Scotch Malt regions, we all know that our dear friend Mr. Glaser tends to knock this out of the park. Serge Valentine writes, "Colour: dark straw. Nose: impeccable start, on a rather more refined peat than elsewhere (I mean in youngish single malts) and touches of agave and cane juice on top of an elegant Laphroaigness. Beeswax and seawater, antiseptic and overripe apples, bandages and damp clay, Japanese green tea and linseed oil. Then fresh mint, lime, oysters and just touches of diesel oil. Lovely lovely lovely. Mouth: the first thing I like here is the strength. Sounds odd, I know, but these 48.9% work extremely well, it’s nervous and big but approachable and, well, drinkable. Other than that, it’s a superb combination of pink grapefruits, shellfish, olive brine, marzipan, lemon, touches of fresh coriander, lemon balm, some kind of waxy citrons and plain green olives. Passion fruits, cough syrup, liquorice... It’s very smoky too. ((NOTE: This bottle does not ship automatically with the gift packaging. Shipping the gift box as well requires a separate package on the side for an additional fee. Please indicate in the comment field if you would like the box, or call the store to request a separate shipping container.)

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Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/15/2012 | Send Email
If one only had a few words to describe this whiskey they would be: pretty, integrated, on the light side. It is complex with some light smoke that comes after a soft malt start. The Flaming Heart is a easy to drink and enjoy. This is the best Flaming Heart that I have tasted.

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/10/2012 | Send Email
This is an impressive bottle of whisky! Not only does it have the smoky intrigue of an Islay malt, the weight and authority of a rich Highland malt, but it also has natural sweetness from Sherry wood. In a time of contrived marketers’ whisky when everything has to be finished in a Brunello di Montalcino cask or lost in Antarctica, Compass Box has offered a perfectly balanced drink. The Flaming Heart Fourth Edition will be a bottle that you will treasure not for its hype, but for its substance.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/10/2012 | Send Email
This limited edition release from Compass Box is not an annual thing. We haven't seen any since 2010 and I've been nursing every drop from that third release. I look forward to this whisky almost more than any other. It's smoky, oily, fruity, rich with vanilla, briny, spicy, and many other descriptors I can't find words for at the moment. If you like Talisker 18 or any other whisky that is both soft, smooth, and smoky, you owe it to yourself to get this whisky. It's a vatting of four different single malts and it shows you what's possible when you know how to marry whisky properly!

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Alcohol Content (%): 48.9