Bruichladdich Octomore 7.2 700ml
Country: Scotch Whisky
Region: Islay Whisky
Age: 5 year old Whisky
A Travel Retail bottling of Bruichladdich intensely-peated Octomore single malt Scotch whisky, which weighs in at a powerful 208 PPM. For the 07.2 release, this 5 year old whisky combines spirits which were matured in American oak casks as well as casks which previous held Syrah wine, then bottled at 58.5% ABV.
Nose: Golden syrup, smoke and red berry fruits to begin. The gentle smoke weaves through poached pear and apple pie from the distillation with the ripe fruits from the cask, red berries peach and apricot. As you inhale deeper, delicate floral notes unclouded by the smoke are released heather, lilies and orange blossom.
Palate: The combination of sweet fruits and smoke is classic Octomore. Huge levels of peat sit in perfect balance with the flavours released from the cask. Add a drop or two of water and we get cherry, bramble, strawberry from the Syrah casks; cinder toffee, brown sugar, honey and crème brulee from the American oak burst through. You can feel and taste the rewards of our patience – slow trickle distillation provides the soft silky texture that coats your mouth and releases wave after wave of the soft fruit and floral fragrance.
Finish: As lemon zest, red fruit and vanilla oak fades away the deep smoke lingers, a potent reminder of the strength and character of Islay.
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