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K&L Best of 2010 Awards: Whisk(e)y of the Year

David D and David OG unanimously pick: Compass Box Flaming Heart Vatted Malt - If you need a precursor as to why we selected this whisky, then check out yesterday's post about Compass Box and John Glaser.  The Flaming Heart is such a well balanced whisky that it makes other malts seem either tame or overbearing in comparison.  Having just recently become more familiar with the late Brora whiskies, I get the feeling that the Flaming Heart is an homage to that particular style - chewy, oily Highland fruits with just a bit of Islay smoke.  Having realized how much I enjoy Brora, and knowing how much I love Clynelish, the Flaming Heart really hits my palate in exactly the right way.  Interesting and never exactly the same twice, it won over both of us quite easily.

-David Driscoll

Reader Comments (4)

A great whiskey and spot on about the Brora flavor profile. Nice pick!

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersku

Excellent choice. May I suggest as a runner up... the St. George K&L Barrel Selection. Because that whiskey also blew me away and gets better with every glass.

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTQM

I love the St. George, but the Flaming Heart took this one. I also want to keep my credibility!

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid D

Good work! Your post is an excellent example of why I keep comming back to read your excellent quality content that is forever updated.
Thank you!

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfilygas

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