smoky
phenols
salty
earthy
peaty
malted barley
caramel
leather
sweet
Spiral Bruichladdich Octomore 07.3

Bruichladdich

Octomore 07.3

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Goldenrod     
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The captains pipe on a ship at sea
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Earthy, smokey, salty, powerful … like a beach campfire 
 
Finish 
Silky smooth … like a kiss from Lauren Bacall after a puff on a cigarette 
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It … is … ALIVE! The mad scientists at Bruichladdich have unleashed their Octomore single-malt monster once again! 
 
Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland. It was built on Islay 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.
 
Now owned by Remy Cointreau, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it has for the last 100 years. 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. 
 
Can’t you just imaging Liam Neeson as Zeus, standing on the wind-swept Islay shore and commanding, “Release the Octomore!” And them a humongous, black beast rises from the peat bogs with eight tentacled arms. That would be soooooo cool! But in this case, Octomore is the name of a local farm that provides the barley for this special edition, single-malt Islay Whisky. 
 
They proudly call this smokey dram “The World’s Most Peated Whisky” and each year the mad scientists in the Bruichladdich Distillery issue a limited release of the peat-monster … Octomore! Most Islay malts have the flavor of peat smoke. Some are called “heavily peated” and you know it when you taste it. Octomore is the peatiest peat of the peat, and sits at 169 ppm of phenols. How they do that and manage to craft such a silky smoothness is a miracle worthy of Zeus himself. 
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    63%
  • Distillery
    Bruichladdich
  • Bottler
    Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich

Octomore 07.3

(0.7l, 63%)


7.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bruichladdich Octomore 07.3
anonymous
One of the best bottles I ever tried. Alien like peat and toffee.
John
Soil Association would not approve of these precious peat bogs being dug up and destroyed to make peaty whisky. Think about it!
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