Octomore 12.2

ABV 57.3%
REVIEWED Issue 184
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Brand: Remy Cointreau
Expression: Octomore 12.2
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 57.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 184
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Fresh dough baking in a wood-fired oven, with mozerella, artichoke and fresh oregano. It’s pizza! Wort, straight out of the underback: sweet and cereal-y. Slightly yeasty. Sticky brown sugar on baking apple, starting to burn.
Palate: Medium-full. A touch hot at first, but calms on the palate. The smoked, wort-like flavours are here, with more raw dough. Smoked and baked pears with brie, on bellinis. A little double cream.
Finish: Long, on smoked pear. Drying.
Comment: Spirit forward and beautiful. For me, this is what Islay is all about.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Really rich barbequed meat notes, with whispers of smoke and sweet pork. Syrupy tinned peaches and physalis fruit, a sweet hit of brown sugar, followed by soft elderflower and chocolate.
Palate: The fruitier notes are really prominent, with barbequed peaches lingering. Dry and earthy notes appear with the smoke too, then more elderflower and icing sugar to balance it out.
Finish: That earthiness really lingers with you here.
Comment: A really interesting interplay between the sweet and earthy notes – they work well together.
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