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Octomore 12.1 | 5 Year Old - 2015 | The Impossible Equation

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Octomore 12.1, distilled in 2015 using 100% Scottish grown Concerto barley, malted to 130.8PPM. Fully matured on Islay for 5 years in first fill American whiskey casks then bottled in 2021 at 59.9% vol. 'Peppery and sweet on the palate, with a texture of warm golden syrup. Honey and peat smoke then fired oak chips and peaty apricot jam open'.

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Distillery

Bruichladdich

Age

5

Vintage

2015

Region

Islay

ABV (Strength)

59.9

Bottling Date

2021

Cask Type

Bourbon

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

5055807414685

Tasting Notes

CHARACTER – Vibrant, punchy and lively initially and then opens up to reveal layers of complexity, instilled through slow distillation, careful maturation and cask selection. A dram that rewards those who seek to discover the mysterious, enigmatic whisky that is Octomore. 

AROMA – Opens on zesty citrus freshness and earthy peat smoke. Vanilla sponge cake and barley sugars with rich malt sweetness. Coconut and chocolate, vanilla and caramel follow and as the aromas open further cinder toffee and layers of Peat smoke and honey come to the fore. 

TASTE – Peppery and sweet on the palate, with a texture of warm golden syrup. Honey and peat smoke then fired oak chips and peaty apricot jam open. Anther sip brings malted barley sugars and straw, heather flower and a nutty nougat sweetness. A mineral sandy note sits on the palate and brings through a dry phenolic earthy smoke and hints of orange zest and pear drops. 

FINISH – The finish brings salted caramel with floral and herbal notes. Honeysuckle, primrose and then gentle peat smoke, as ever, the note that drifts on the longest. 

COLOUR – Light gold.

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