Bruichladdich Octomore 10.4 700ml
There is a richness, chocolate, tobacco, bonfire smoke, leather in the aroma of the Bruichladdich Octomore 10.4 with notes of Vanilla custard, blueberry, dry straw and pear drops. Tawny in colour it’s warm and spicy liked mulled wine with Leather, tobacco, malt sugar and icing sugar on the palate.
The finish is oak driven, coconut, tobacco, vanilla, then smoke. The time in the cask has calmed the smoke, both through the phenols lowering naturally over time and the influence of the oak becoming greater.
The Octomore single malts have defied received wisdom since they were first distilled in 2002. Adopted by the quietly confident, Octomore has gathered a dedicated following over the years.
Now reaching its 10th series, the new iterations explore a different realm of ‘softer smoke’. The distillers ask you to dismiss the numbers, and forget everything you think you know. Experience the liquid for yourselves. An openness for the unexpected is encouraged in its creation, so too in your reception.
Forget about whisky. Forget about the Octomore you thought you knew. This series will destabilise even the most devout aficionado. Complex, layered, and endlessly alluring… with instinct over obsession.
Distilled from Scottish barley in 2016, this three year old Octomore 10.4 is the youngest ever released, yet the most impressive. Standing alone in any heavyweight line-up, the depth, balance and composure of this Virgin Oak release is astounding.
Twenty-eight casks cut from Limousin oak have been subjected to a high toast before making their way to Warehouse 12 for filling. Their high tannic impact is subsided by a high toast level which gives way to a dry fruit character that is impeccably well-rounded.
|Vintage||3 Year Old|