Bruichladdich Octomore 12.3
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  • figs
  • earthy
  • raisin
  • dark chocolate
  • smoky
  • sherry
  • toffee
  • tobacco
  • honey

Bruichladdich

Octomore 12.3 (0.75l, 62.1%)
Price $516.99

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Heavy peat smoke meets sweet dried fruit extravaganza.

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.

Fans of pushing the boundaries of Whisky laws, their Octomore line brings you heavily peated beasts. Octomore 12.3 is a single vintage, single field, single malt awesomeness that comes at you at 118.1 PPM. The 100% Islay-grown barley comes from Octomore Farm in Church Field just two miles from the distillery, where it’s harvested by friend and farmer James Brown. Now, 12.3 is a combo of two parcels that had taken two 5-year-long separate journeys before being married: 75% was aged in 1st fill American Whiskey casks and 25% in 1st fill Pedro Ximenez Sherry butts from Fernando de Castilla. Expect salty citrus marine notes to deliver strong Islay barley vibes while Pedro Ximenez brings you sweet dried fruit extravaganza to back up all that rich dry peat smoke.
 

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Appearance / Color
Light polished copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fig, raisin, charcoal, dates, smoky notes, honey, fresh florals.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Peppery nasturtium flowers, dark chocolate, earthy peat smoke, sherry fruits, rich toffee, tobacco.

Finish
Charcoal, soot, dried figs, salted lemons, bitter chocolate.

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  • figs
  • earthy
  • raisin
  • dark chocolate
  • smoky
  • sherry
  • toffee
  • tobacco
  • honey
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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