Bruichladdich Octomore 12.1
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  • zesty
  • citrus
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • oak
  • apricot
  • floral

Bruichladdich

Octomore 12.1 (0.75l, 59.9%)

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Character Goatson

 A gentle but powerful dance of heavy smoke and delicate fruity florals.

As early as the 18th century, the Harvey family was a big player on the distilling map of the island of Islay, where they owned and operated several distilleries. In 1881, the three Harvey brothers – William, John, and Robert – received an inheritance; can you guess what they spent it on? Obviously, they opened a new state-of-the-art distillery on the island of Islay – Bruichladdich. Today, this producer of 1.5 million liters of the finest Scotch Whisky per year is owned by the French company Remy Cointreau, which totally explains their Wine-based approach that focuses on origin, terroir, traceability, and authenticity.

The Octomore line has been pushing the boundaries of Whisky laws since 2002. Heavily peated and bottled at cask strength, usually after 5 years of maturation in ex-American Whiskey casks, every edition takes it a little further. But since all of them are sold out before you know it, it’s safe to say none of them takes it too far. Made from 100% Scottish Concerto barley and patiently distilled on the island of Islay, it’s the stripped back maturation profile that makes Octomore 12.1 a delicate but powerful dance of cereal-rich, vanilla, citrus, fudge and malty notes. This dram was malted to 130.8 PPM and the unadulterated heavy smoke is balanced with their fruity and floral distillate. Delicioso.

 

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Appearance / Color
Light gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Zesty citrus, peat smoke, vanila, barley sugar, malty notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Peppery and sweet, honey, peat smoke, oak, apricot, floral notes, nutty nougat.

Finish
Salted caramel, floral and herbal flavors.

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  • zesty
  • citrus
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • oak
  • apricot
  • floral
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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, though).
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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, though).
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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