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Octomore 12.2 | 5 Year Old - 2015 | The Impossible Equation

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Octomore 12.2 from Bruichladdich distillery, distilled in 2015 from 100% Scottish grown Concerto barley harvested in 2014. Malted to 129.7 PPM and entirely matured on Islay for 5 years in combination of 1st and 2nd fill American whisky casks then finished in first fill French Sauternes sweet wine casks. Bottled at the Bruichladdich distillery in 2021 at 57.3% vol.

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Distillery

Bruichladdich

Age

5

Vintage

2015

Region

Islay

ABV (Strength)

57.3

Bottling Date

2021

Cask Type

American Whisky | First Fill Sauternes Wine Casks

Bottle Size

70cl

Cask Strength

Yes

Series

Octomore 12's

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Country

Scotland

Tasting Notes

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Barcode

5055807414807

Tasting Notes

CHARACTER – The Sauternes casks brings another dimension to the vitality of Octomore. The honey-soaked fruit and dry smoke work beautifully together; that classic combination of smoke and sweet fruit delivers beautifully again. 

AROMA – Beautiful notes of melon, honey and smoked almonds initially. Toasted oak and earthy smoke are held back by layers of fruit and honey. There is orange peel, peaches, ripe sweet melon, a lemon and honey combination all wrapped in a malted grain sweetness. Dried apple and pear drops come next with a wave of peat smoke and toasted oak, releasing earthy and pine resin notes. 

TASTE – Lusciously soft and sweet as the fruit sweeps across the palate, lemon zest and vanilla pods come to the fore with melon and orange blossom. Another sip highlights the structure the French oak brings with caramel, baking spices and a touch of dryness carrying the smoke and the malt sweetness. Always the presence of ripe fruit drizzled in syrup speaks of the influence of the Sauternes casks. 

FINISH – On the finish, a salty lemon tang arrives as the fruit and oak fade a little. That lovely earthy peat smoke moves in to dominate the finish and stamp the Octomore DNA all over this dram. 

COLOUR – Amber.

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