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Bruichladdich Octomore 12.2 Single Malt Whisky

$288.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Bruichladdich Octomore 12.2 Single Malt Whisky is a limited edition single malt whisky that is heavily peated, resulting in a strong and smoky flavor profile. This whisky is matured in refill American whiskey hogsheads for 12 years, which helps to mellow the peaty flavors while still allowing them to shine through. On the nose, this whisky offers aromas of peat smoke, iodine, and seaweed. The palate is full-bodied and smoky, with flavors of tar, charcoal, and medicinal herbs. The finish is long and lingering, with notes of smoke and ash.

Description

Taste Notes 

Peat Smoke: This is the dominant flavor in Octomore 12.2, and it comes from the heavily peated malt used in its production. Imagine the aroma of a bonfire on a beach with salty sea air blowing through it. The pen_spark character adds a sharp, almost medicinal smokiness, like burning antiseptic or smoldering driftwood.

Iodine & Seaweed: These notes complement the peat smoke, creating a sense of briny seaside air. The iodine brings a mineral quality, like licking a salty rock pool, while the seaweed adds a subtle sweetness and umami depth, reminiscent of nori or kelp.

Fruity Hints: While peat dominates, some find subtle hints of dried fruits like raisins or prunes peeking through in the background, a result of the 12 year maturation. These fruity esters can add a touch of sweetness and complexity to the smoky profile.

Medicinal Herbs: The influence of the refill American whiskey hogsheads can introduce hints of vanilla, butterscotch, and even mint or eucalyptus. These notes are subtle and interwoven with the smoke, adding a touch of medicinal character that some find intriguing.

Overall Mouthfeel: The refill casks also contribute to a full-bodied and oily texture. Expect a rich, mouth-coating dram with a long, lingering finish dominated by smoke and ash, with hints of the other flavors mentioned above fading in and out.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

57.30%

Country

Scotland

Brand

Bruichladdich

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Palate

Palate

Lusciously soft and sweet as the fruit sweeps across the palate, lemon zest and vanilla pods come to the fore with melon and orange blossom. Another sip highlights the structure the French oak brings with caramel, baking spices and a touch of dryness carrying the smoke and the malt sweetness. Always the presence of ripe fruit drizzled in syrup speaks of the influence of the Sauternes casks.

Color

Color

Amber.

Aroma

Aroma

Beautiful notes of melon, honey and smoked almonds initially. Toasted oak and earthy smoke are held back by layers of fruit and honey. There is orange peel, peaches, ripe sweet melon, a lemon and honey combination all wrapped in a malted grain sweetness. Dried apple and pear drops come next with a wave of peat smoke and toasted oak, releasing earthy and pine resin notes.

FINISH

FINISH

On the finish, a salty lemon tang arrives as the fruit and oak fade a little. That lovely earthy peat smoke moves in to dominate the finish and stamp the Octomore DNA all over this dram.