Bruichladdich Octomore 11.3

Bruichladdich Octomore 11.3

(0.75l, 61.7%)


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Another brilliant exploration of Islay’s most famous peated Single Malt turned up to Rock & Roll volume.

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 six-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.

The Octomore line of heavily peated Single Malts from Bruichladdich are sequentially numbered like software versions, and the latest release is the 11.x series. Bruichladdich Octomore 11.3 is aged five years and bottled at a cask strength of 61.7% ABV. The chemical compound that peat smoke adds to Whisky is "phenol," and they are rated for smokiness in parts-per-million (ppm). Anything over 100 ppm is noticeably a smoky dram. Octomore 11.3 is rated at 194 phenol ppm, so at cask strength you will feel the celtic beach at Bruichladdich in every sip.

Smartass Corner:
Bruichladdich is darned hard to say correctly. The trouble is that the "-ich" in Scots Gaelic is sometimes pronounced as a hard "k" and sometimes it’s silent. And in "Bruichladdich" there’s one of each. Say it this way: "brook - laddie" and you’ll be close.

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butterscotch
ashy
apricot
peaty
fire
dried fruit
brine
sweet
smoky
What does Bruichladdich Octomore 11.3 taste like?

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First-class Whisky is 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

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden Straw

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The scent is like grilled apricots, seashore, toffee, and campfire.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors are well-balanced with rich tones of fruit and butterscotch layered over wet ash, sea spray, and dried stone fruit.

Finish
The finish is long, rich, and briny with a bit of sweet.
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