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Bruichladdich Octomore 12.2

Bruichladdich Octomore 12.2

Size: 0,75 l
(57.3% ABV)
$504.99
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  • BrandBruichladdich
  • CategoryScotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionIslay
  • DistilleryBruichladdich
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol57.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • melon melon
  • honey honey
  • toasted toasted
  • oak oak
  • vanilla vanilla
  • sweet sweet
  • caramel caramel
  • smoky smoky
  • earthy earthy

Appearance / Color
Amber

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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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.

*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

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  • BrandBruichladdich
  • CategoryScotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionIslay
  • DistilleryBruichladdich
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol57.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • melon melon
  • honey honey
  • toasted toasted
  • oak oak
  • vanilla vanilla
  • sweet sweet
  • caramel caramel
  • smoky smoky
  • earthy earthy

Appearance / Color
Amber

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.

Customer Reviews

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Chris
I wanted to like this immensel...

I wanted to like this immensely given the reviews, my experience with Bruichladdich, and well, the price. But, I came away not fully satisfied. It is a delicious peated scotch for sure. But, for the price, it is surprisingly not smooth. The high alcohol content is not well masked as other high-end cask-strength single malts. The alcohol taste is a bit offputting. With that said, it is a fine scotch - but I would not buy it again.

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Ryan
This is an unbelievable scotch...

This is an unbelievable scotch. The peatiest whiskey I’ve ever had, but such a smooth, spicy, and sweet finish. There’s a wonderful earthy, oaky flavor to it as well. It’s a rare bottle, but if you can get your hands on it, it’s worth the price.

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Michael
Such a perfect balance of inte...

Such a perfect balance of intense peat and fruity melon