Octomore - 11.1 Scottish Barley, American Oak, 59.4% 139.6ppm (WF 88)
Octomore 11.1 Scottish Barley, American Oak, 59.4% 139.6ppm
Type : Single malt whisky
Vintage : 2014
Bottled : 2020
Age : 5 years old
Strength : 59.4% vol.
Content : 700ml
Whiskyfun: 88 pts
Online Tasting note for reference:
Initial notes of Lemon, wet peat, pencil shavings, and a salty minerality. Peach yoghurt, cinder toffee, rubbery smokey almost antiseptic notes come from the peat smoke, well balanced with the green fruit and malty notes coming through the spirit. Honey, malt sugar, dried grass, come through with time with a little hint of ginger and wood spice.
Brown sugar sweetness hits the palate initially. The chilli heat of high strength carries the Octomore DNA across the palate, it is clean, supple in texture and has a complex combination of flavours rushing for attention. Another taste and stone fruit, apricot, that peach yoghurt come to the fore and then the cask influence appears with sweet vanilla, toasted oak, brown sugar and soft toffee. The maritime notes, the minerality and citrus all weave the Bruichladdich DNA through the flavour profile bonding the sense of place and identity in this dram.
Malt, huge Peat notes, earthy and oily, tar and bonfires. Vanilla honey, ginger spice and syrupy sweetness.