Bruichladdich Octomore 12.2
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  • melon
  • honey
  • toasted
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • earthy

Bruichladdich

Octomore 12.2 (0.75l, 57.3%)
Price $555.99

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The beauty and the beast: chic French Wine and Scottish heavy peat smoke.

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.

Part of the heavily peated line of Bruichladdich’s more daring expressions, Octomore 12.2 takes after their super chic Octomore 4.2, which instantly became one of their most iconic Whiskies. Octomore 12.2 confirms once again that sweet French dessert Wine from the Sauternes region makes a great pair with heavy peat smoke. The recipe for this Anglo-French alliance begins in 2015 with the distillation of 100% Scottish Concerto barley. Maturation takes place from A to Z on the island of Islay; first in a 50/50 combo of 1st and 2nd fill American Whiskey casks that are married together and then finished in French Sauternes Wine casks. It tastes like if luscious, sweet fruit married lemon zest and vanilla pods with caramel, baking spices, and, of course, peat smoke all invited to the wedding. Oh, and there's only 22,000 bottles available worldwide.
 

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Appearance / Color
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Nose / Aroma / Smell
Melon, honey, smoked almonds, toasted oak, earthy smoke.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet fruit, lemon zest, vanilla pods, melon, orange blossom, caramel, baking spices, smoke, malt sweetness.

Finish
Salty lemon tang, oak, earthy peat smoke.

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  • melon
  • honey
  • toasted
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • earthy
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Character Dogson
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).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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Character Dogson
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).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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