Bruichladdich Octomore 06.1


Octomore 06.1

(0.7l, 57%)

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Breaking convention matters: The most Heavily Peated Scotch on the Planet.

Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland, the World even. It was built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who came from a dynastic Whisky family. The brothers had wanted to create a distillery that was the very antithesis of an Islay farm distillery. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6m tall stills, which was unheard of at that time, and way ahead of its time.

Today, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it did over 100 years ago. Their belief is, as the French culinary saying goes, "it is in the oldest pots that the best soup is made". Slow fermentation, slow distillation, in very traditional, wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir.

Some years ago, Late at night, the creative folk at Bruichladdich stumbled, or rather, drammed on an idea, after a dose of their own medicine. They decided the break all norms and create the most heavily peated Scotch Whisky in the World. They wanted to show everyone that the quality of Scotch isn't just a function of its age. Thus, they created the Bruichladdich Octomore, named for James Brown's farm above Port Charlotte, where in days past a distillery produced very heavily peated Whisky.The Octomore 06.1, their 6th edition,  was aged for 5 years and has a PPM (Phenols-per-Million) value of 167! For reference, Laphroaig's Quartercask stands at around 50. Absolutely insane, this is a must-MUST-have for peat freaks!

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  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
  • Age
    5 Year Old
  • Chill Filtered?

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Dark Gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Strong, peaty, earthy, wet rope, tar, sea-spray. Islay.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Ultra peaty (obviously), earth, honey, citrus, wood, spices, sweet oak, toasted rye bread. Very, VERY powerful.

Liiingering, and peaty!

Breaking conventions matter. And Bruichladdich has done so brilliantly. This is Peat heaven, a wet dream for peat lovers.
Ratings & Reviews
Sure, it's smoky. You smell it as soon as you open the bottle. It isn't like normal peat, though. It is more like a BBQ smoke. And the flavor is much more sweet than smoky. This is really a fine dram.
So far, anything Octomore is a 10 for me. I love peat. I can't believe how balanced the Octomores are for how young they are. Where's the Octomore 7.1 on the list? I couldn't add it to my collection but it's one of my favorite bottles.
Very peaty. Enjoyed it but it was more of a "tried it" and have a hard time imagining keeping a bottle around to enjoy. It's definitely worth a taste!
Nose: Mid-strong, chocolate, smoke Palate: strong smoke, burns on tongue Finish: strong finish
I have the 6.2 edition. Even though extremely heavily peated, still drinks easily. The cask strength also adds to its uniqueness and character. I love it!
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