Whisky Review: Octomore Edition 02.2 Orpheus

[61.0%・5 Years Old・Bottled Circa 2010・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Immediately immersive, instantly transforming the setting to a cowshed with a peat fueled campfire burning away in the background.  There is a certain milkiness to it, and a certain madness as well, black forest cake splashed with tar and ink.  Oak splinters, pepper and coal smoke working…

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Whisky Review: Octomore OBA Concept Edition C_0.1

Style: Fruity and Peaty Nose: Powerful flow of chilli spices, nutmeg and a packet of spearmint cutting across a deeper layer of dried apricots. Orange for apricots… Really? Light lemon myrtle, colossal peat rising silently from an earthy tone. Going slightly milky, honey apricot yoghurt. Anise, embers, dry spices filling up the spaces. Palate: Fruity…

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Whisky Review: Octomore Edition 07.3

How does one appreciate an Octomore? It really is a take it or leave it affair with by far the most peated whiskies in the world. I will admit that to me personally the Octomore has often proven to be a challenging series. However it’s obvious that beneath the assault to the senses, there’s something truly complex about…

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Whisky Review: Octomore 10 Years

Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich Octomore 10 Years Style: Farmhouse-esque and Complex Nose: Dry hints of haystack and creamy milk for the sweetness. Old timber shed tweaking and  some”organic” peat. Who grew up in a farm? Tones are heavy, low, like a solo cello, solemn but calm… Mr. Jim Murray nailed it, cow shed is the best descriptor…

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Whisky Review: Octomore Edition 07.1 Scottish Barley

Musings: Another year, another series of peat monster. Octomore hits number 7. It is interesting that Edition 7.1 is quite different to what 6.1 has offered: a buck load of bonfire smoke and ash. The new release has edged more towards the fruity, molasses side which I do find it a pleasant surprise. Perhaps in my mind,…

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First Impression: Bruichladdich Octomore Edition 7.2

Tip over the darkness and let the sweet nectar of light straw with ghosting’s of emerald splash out. The nose is intense and serious, a mixture of sweet and savouriness. Mmm delicious fresh and oily smoked eels, then some grinded macha (green tea) and then a complex dashi broth (stock made with Bonito and dried…

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First Impression: Bruichladdich Octomore Edition 06.3

A.K.A. “P(eaty).T(asty).S(uperb).D(elicious)” 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. Woah the palate is kind of…

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