The Octave

The Octave

2016, Cask No.10828316

ABV: 54.2%

Age: No age statement Years Old

Year Bottled: 2021

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Speyside

Bottling: Duncan Taylor

Overall
Score

8.0

Tasting Notes

Nose

Sponge fingers with raspberry jam, whipped cream and almond flake. Milk chocolate and stewed plums with brandy.

Palate

Medium bodied and somewhat dry. Black tea, liquorice stick, clove, chinotto and sage. A retronasal furniture polish note.

Finish

Medium-long, with clove and bergamot orange. A suggestion of smoke, but could be an illusion.

Comment

Bittersweet and amaro-like. The overall effect is quite dry and this lack of balance is what keeps it just shy of the 8s.

Taster Score
7.9

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