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Bruichladdich Octomore 7.2

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Bruichladdich Octomore 7.2, a limited edition Travel Retail Exclusive. The liquid is a marriage of spirit created from Scottish barely, matured in classic American oak, with spirit aged in casks that previously held Syrah wine, from the vineyards of the northern Rhone valley. As you might expect, the peat level is big, a rating of 208 PPM for this 5 year old Islay Scotch malt whisky.

Distillery

Bruichladdich

Age

5

Region

Islay

ABV (Strength)

58.5

Bottle Size

70cl

Cask Strength

Yes

Series

Octomore

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Country

Scotland

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes

Bruichladdich Octomore 7.2 Tasting Notes

Character: Enigmatic. Defiant. Forget what you thought you knew.

Colour: Liquid gold.

Nose: Golden syrup, smoke and red berry fruits to begin. The gentle smoke weaves through poached pear and apple pie from the distillation with the ripe fruits from the cask, red berries peach and apricot. As you inhale deeper, delicate floral notes unclouded by the smoke are released heather, lilies and orange blossom.

Palate: The combination of sweet fruits and smoke is classic Octomore. Huge levels of peat sit in perfect balance with the flavours released from the cask. Add a drop or two of water and we get cherry, bramble, strawberry from the Syrah casks; cinder toffee, brown sugar, honey and crème brulee from the American oak burst through. You can feel and taste the rewards of our patience - slow trickle distillation provides the soft silky texture that coats your mouth and releases wave after wave of the soft fruit and floral fragrance.

Finish: As lemon zest, red fruit and vanilla oak fades away the deep smoke lingers, a potent reminder of the strength and character of Islay.

Mood: To be enjoyed in good company. Pour another dram. Everything else can wait….

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