Octomore 12.1

ABV 60%
REVIEWED Issue 182
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Brand: Bruichladdich
Expression: Octomore 12.1
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 60%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 182
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Pine sap, Fisherman’s Friend lozenge, wood smoke, pickle brine, Key Lime Pie, white chocolate, polenta and mozzarella sticks. Orange oils, rose, anise and coal.
Palate: Medium-full bodied. Smoked fruits (pear, apple, honeydew melon), and milk chocolates with strawberry cream filling. Delicate iodine, subtle ricotta cheese and brioche.
Finish: Long, with the full palate experience fading slowly.
Comment: Layered, balanced and full flavoured. One couldn’t ask an Ileach for more.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: A hit of wood smoke, that leads into salty barbequed pork. This savoury edge is balanced out by a chocolate soufflé, with orange zest.
Palate: The smoke has sweetened up, with green apple skins, apricots in syrup, pork belly, and vanilla white chocolate.
Finish: Lingering syrupy sweetness and barbeque smoke.
Comment: This is right up my street with the sweet and fruity smoke notes. It’s just the right balance, without being too intimidating.
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Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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