Bruichladdich Octomore 8.3

Country: Scotlandf
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 61.2%
Score: 91 points

Bruichladdich Octomore 8.3 Islay Single Malt. Image courtesy Bruichladdich.The most heavily-peated Islay whisky on record so far (309 parts per million of phenols) was distilled in 2011, and matured in 56% first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, with the rest in a combination of European Oak wine casks from the Pauillac, Ventoux, Rhône, and Burgundy regions. The nose has is slightly medicinal with notes of peaty driftwood smoke, heather, grilled pineapples and peaches, and a hint of vanilla. The taste is just what you’d expect: ashy, intense, and pungent! The peatiness fades slowly to reveal notes of grilled peaches, bitter baking chocolate, licorice, and a hint of seaweed. The finish is amazingly peaty with hints of espresso, caramel ice cream topping, vanilla, and s subtle fruity touch. Wow! (October, 2017)

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