Bruichladdich Octomore 10.4

Bruichladdich Octomore 10.4

(0.75l, 63.5%)


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A bright and richly-flavored Octomore aged in virgin Limosin oak.

The Bruichladdich Distillery is very impressive. In 1881 the Harvey brothers — who came from a Whisky family dynasty — built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house with unheard-of 6-meter tall stills. Now owned by Remy Cointreau, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it has for more than 100 years. They proudly practice slow fermentation and slow distillation using traditional wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir. The distillery produces non-peated Bruichladdich Single Malt, Port Charlotte which is peated in the classic Islay style, the heavily peated Octomore, and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.

Bruichladdich makes a LOT of fine, Islay Single Malt Whisky. But the one that gets all the attention is their line of heavily-peated Octomore Spirits. Whenever we are attending a Spirits industry event or tasting, if the name Bruichladdich is mentioned, heads nod in silent appreciation and the word "Octomore" is whispered in unison.

At three years, Bruichladdich Octomore 10.4 is the youngest Octomore ever released. But paradoxically it is also one of the best. And the reason for that is that all of those three years are spent in dark-toasted, virgin Limosin oak. If you are a fan of Scottish drams, you know that virgin barrels are a bit rare these days. Importantly, this limited edition release is comprised of just twenty-eight casks peated to 88 phenol ppm and bottled at 63.5% ABV without chill-filtration or artificial coloring.

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dry
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spicy
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leather
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vanilla
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coconut
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First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Pale Maple.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The powerful and enigmatic push of peat smoke and florals lift from your glass with notes of chocolate and moist tobacco leaves.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is dry, warm, and smoky with spice cake, red table Wine, leather, and caramelized vanilla.

Finish
The finish is super-long with notes of charred oak, coconut, and hot leather.

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Ratings & Reviews
Gary
Gary,
Huge nose when opening bottle. Notes of fruit, oak and leather and of course peat; this is an Islay scotch after all. Recommend some water to be added - bottled at 127 proof heat up the mouth quickly unless applying slight dilution. The the nose translates to the taste with added peat and berries. The finish is loooong. The downside is the price. I use Octomore for those very special occasions. For a more everyday enjoyment, I enjoy another Islay malt - Laphoroaig Cairdeas Triple Wood, using both bourbon and sherry casks. Great way to pass time while awaiting this virus to pass so I can go out and play some golf.
 
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