Octomore 12.3 | 5 Year Old - 2015 | The Impossible Equation
Octomore 12.3 from Bruichladdich distillery, distilled in 2015 from 100% local Concerto barley harvested in 2014 at James Browns farm on Islay. Malted to 118.1 PPM then matured on Islay for 5 years in a combination of American whiskey casks (75%) and first fill PX sherry butts (25%). Bottled at the Bruichladdich distillery in 2021 at 62.1% vol.
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American Whiskey Casks | First Fill PX Sherry
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
CHARACTER – The PX casks bring a luxurious dried fruit style, sweet and rich. This layers beautifully with the rich phenols and light marine notes.
AROMA – Light sherry notes of fig, raisin and dates with charcoal, boot polish smoky notes set the tone for this dram. Light, fresh citrus honey notes from the spirit, intense floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom burst from the glass and then dark toffee, milk chocolate and vanilla from the oak add depth to the aromas. Smoked grain, seaweed, linseed oil and tobacco come as the whisky continues to open.
TASTE – Peppery nasturtium flowers, dark chocolate, earthy peat smoke and those sherry fruits rush across the palate at first. The Peat smoke and the dried fruit dominate and then comes the barley sugar and charred oak, releasing those rich toffee and tobacco notes. Sweet pastry and toasted grain then more sooty earthy peat smoke.
FINISH – Charcoal, soot and dried figs. Salted lemons and bitter chocolate.
COLOUR – Light polished copper.