Dram Review: Bruichladdich Octomore Edition 06.3

[64.0%・5 Years Old・Distilled in 2009・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 18,000 Bottles]

Nose:

You can smell the peat from the next room when the cork is popped.
The nose is very milky. Subtle Chinese style charcoal barbecued meat jerky. A handful of smoked almonds and antiseptics in the back end. A splash of ocean saltiness and slight ashy after a while.

Palate & Finish:

Woah the palate is kind of indescribable but I will give it a go anyhow, quite a thick mouthful of sweet malted barley, sea salt infused peat; then some citrusy sweetness and caramel, vanilla and honey notes, followed by spices poking your tastebuds like tiny needles.

Vegetative peat and ashes in the finish with some creaminess coming back out.
The complexity of this dram needs to be appreciated when the 258 ppm is just a support act to the purity of each element, presenting themselves like a wonderful platter.

Thoughts:

A.K.A. “P(eaty).T(asty).S(uperb).D(elicious)”

☆ [Recommended]

 

-Nicholas