Bruichladdich Octomore Masterclass 08.1
A stunning new release from Octomore.
Distilled in 2009 using Scottish barley from the 2008 harvest. Aged for 8 Years.
Matured exclusively in first fill American oak casks.
Aroma - Initially smoke, tar, peat ash hint of muddiness/wet peat moss. Candied orange, pepper, chocolate, macaroon, vanilla fudge and lemon meringue pie.
Taste - Liquid gold, soft and delicate texture from slow distillation. Superb fruit/smoke combination. On the lips there is soft kiss of salt spray, ozone fresh. Sweet oak gives vanilla, fudge, marzipan and walnut. Melon and citrus come through a floral breeze. Many layered there is a lot to find in this Octomore.
Finish - Dry peat smoke, iodine and oak sweetness combine. Hints of mint and bog myrtle fade with the lingering peat smoke, as ever, the last flavour to go.
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