Bruichladdich Octomore 7.3 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 63% Age: 5 Years Old Country: Scotland PPM:169PPM
The latest release in the Octomore Series.
It was distilled in 2010 from grain harvested on Lorgba field the previous summer, peated to 169ppm and matured on Islay for all its life in American ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish ex-wine casks of Ribera del Duero.
Uber provenance, uber experimental, Octomore of Octomore embodies the quintessence of our philosophy.
Each vintage of these uber-provenance whiskies varies with the climate, the barley variety and the location.
Whisky connoisseurs will immediately recognise the deceptive subtlety so characteristic of these single malts when they are in the glass, but there is also another subliminal dimension; an understanding of why these spirits are so different and why people feel so connected to them. This is your dreams delivered – land and drams united.
Official Tasting Notes
Character: Elegant, powerful, deep and proud of its Islay DNA
Colour: Sun bleached sand
Nose: Opens with the unmistakeable hit of peat smoke followed by ozone and salt spray, then lemon cake. The marine notes characteristic of maturation by the shores of Lochindaal. Warm the glass in your hand and wait as apricot jam, cinder toffee, vanilla, buttercups and lilies rise and interweave.
Palate: The texture is a striking testament to the Distiller’s art, rich and satin smooth despite the high strength. Initially there is salt on the lips with sweetness from the American Oak combining with the peat smoke. A second sip uncovers the heart of the dram through layers of peaches, apricot, melon and ginger syrup. Once there, malted Islay barley and toasted oak compliment floral notes of wild thyme, mint and buttercup.
Finish: Everything about this dram speaks of Islay and our slow distillation, the peat smoke and salt spray powerful yet gentle and complex. The Islay-grown barley gives a character like no other. The culmination of many hours of hard work, determination and skill, long after the glass is empty the peat embers from this whisky remain alive on your taste buds.
Mood: Walking an Islay beach with the wind at your back. Salt-laden sand blowing past your feet. Returning home to a peat fire and the warmth of the family hearth. Contentment.
|35 × 10 × 10 cm
Bourbon Cask, Peat Smoke, Wine Cask
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