Bruichladdich Octomore 12.1 5 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Octomore is the super-heavily peated single malt produced by Bruichladdich distillery, the most routinely heavily peated in the world. The whisky is named after the farm of the same name, located on a hillside north of the town of Port Charlotte. Having been traditionally an un-peated single malt due to the needs of its former owners for their blends, Murray McDavid was quick to diversify the Bruichladdich portfolio, also introducing the more lightly peated Port Charlotte and Lochindaal.
The 12.1 edition of Octomore from Bruichladdich was distilled in 2015 from the 2014 harvest and matured for 5 years in first fill American whiskey casks.

    Nose:    Zesty citrus freshness and earthy peat smoke open to vanilla sponge cake and barley sugars with rich malt sweetness. Coconut, chocolate, vanilla and caramel follow and, as the aromas open further, cinder toffee, layers of peat smoke and honey come to the fore.

    Taste:    Peppery and sweet on the palate, with a smooth texture of warm golden syrup. Honey and peat smoke then move to fired oak chips and peaty apricot jam. Another sip brings malted barley sugars and straw, heather flower and a nutty nougat sweetness. A mineral sandy note sits on the palate and brings through a dry phenolic earthy smoke, with hints of orange zest and pear drops.

    Finish:    The finish brings salted caramel with floral and herbal notes. Honeysuckle, primrose and then, as ever, gentle peat smoke lingers.

Please note: The Octomore range outer tins are extremely prone to dings and scratches. The tins often arrive into our warehouse suffering from minor damage in transit. This is out of our control. When we dispatch to our customers, we will re-pack to avoid further damage in transit but collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.