Bruichladdich Octomore 14.2 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 57.7% Age: 5 Years Old Country: Scotland PPM:128.9ppm
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Bruichladdich is living proof that the traditional whisky regions of Scotland make no sense. Please don’t think that labelling a whisky “Islay” has anything to do with taste because the truth is far more complicated and interesting. Built in 1881 when puffer-supplied coal was available as an alternative fuel to local peat, it is likely that Bruichladdich was specifically designed to produce the purest unpeated spirit possible. The great Alfred Barnard supports this view with a tantalising clue – the Laddie is the only distillery on Islay that he does not describe as drying its malt using peat in his fascinating exploration of the island’s distilleries in 1885. Sadly, none of that 19th century spirit survives, but the original Victorian machinery has allowed an unparalleled legacy of craft distilling to trickle down through the generations of men who make this sophisticated Islay dram.
The Octomore series was launched in 2008 and since has been very well received by whisky connoisseurs the world over. The series resembles the start of whisky innovation and creativity for the Bruichladddich distillery. Peating the malted barley for longer periods and creating a whisky from local barley was the challenge. The distillery set out to create the peatiest whisky in the world and have succeeded time and time again. Using different types of oak for maturation and breaking the rules as many times as possible to create a peated whisky like no other.
Distilled in 2017 from 100% Scottish grown Concerto barley which was harvested in 2016 and malted to 128.9ppm (phenol parts per million). The 14.2 has has been given wonderful attention in the maturation process. First it’s given four years in the Oloroso (40%), Amarone 1st fill (16%) & Amarone 2nd fill (44%), tehn this combination is given a 1 year maturation in Pauillac wine casks. This sounds delicious and somewhat rare. Bottled at 57.7% alc/vol and no added colour with no chillfiltration.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: An astounding aroma of red fruits which combine with figs and prunes, hints of leather and toasted oak. Smoke and soft spice show elegance with malted barley and green apple.
Palate: Rich fruit cake and roasted coffee, smoked meats and dried fruits, the smokey and fruity notes combine extremely well, wonderful balance.
Finish: Long and smokey with malted barley, sea salt, apple and pear and smouldering oak.
|34 × 12 × 12 cm
Cask Strength, Peat Smoke, Sherry Cask, Wine Cask
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