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Saturday
Feb232013

The Return of the Flaming Heart!

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 Valentin, of WhiskyFun waxes rhapsodic, "Colour: dark straw. Nose: impeccable start, on a rather more refined peat than elsewhere (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. Mouth: the first thing here is the strength. Sounds odd, but these 48.9% work extremely well. It’s 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. Finish: great as well because it remains elegant, zesty, even kind of ethereal despite all the oomph. Leaves your mouth a fresh as a baby’s!"

Bottled in August 2012, there are only 9,147 bottles in the entire world!

The return of a legend is priceless...but this bottling is only $99.99.