Bruichladdich Octomore 10 Year Old - Third Edition Islay Single Malt Whisky 70cl
Bruichladdich Octomore 10 Year Old - Third Edition Islay Single Malt Whisky
Octomore 10yo, Vintage 2008 (56.8%, OB 2018, 3rd Edition, PPM: 167, 12,000 bottled)
The third edition of Bruichladdich Octomore 10 Year Old. Whisky distilled from Scottish grown Optic barley, matured in different casks:
- 37% first-fill Port pipes
- 31% first-fill Cognac barrels
- 20% second-fill bourbon barrels
- 12% matured consecutively in first-fill American barrels (3 years), virgin oak (2 years) and second-fill American whiskey barrels (6 years)
Rich and powerful on the nose with notes of sweet tobacco, campfire ash and tarry ropes. Behind this there are vanilla biscuits, chamois leather and sweetened black tea. Plenty of oats. Stewed apples and hints of red candy, possibly from the Port. Mouth: really sweet again. Blueberry jam, creamy custard and burnt apricots.
Quite hot and explosive, with some fiery spices and toasted oak. Deep sooty notes, as well as light medicinal hints. Tobacco and leather again. Finish: long, on toasted wood, ashes and peppered chocolate.