Review #1470 – Bruichladdich Octomore 8.2

The Schtick: This bizarre entry in the Octomore series features 8yr old Bruichladdic spirit matured in American oak, followed by three different wine casks: French Mourvedre, Austrian Dessert Wine, and French Sauternes. Bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtering, this is sure to be a treat. Let’s dive in.

Review #1470 | Scotch Review #502

Distiller: Bruichladdich

Bottler: Bruidhladdich

Brand: Bruichladdich

Selection: N/A

ABV: 58.4% ABV

Age: 8 Years

Nose: Buttery, toffee, caramel, sweet creme brûlée. Some oak, honey, wine, charcoal.

Taste: Sweet, rich, powerful. Lemon cream, toffee, rich caramel. Some peat here, growing with time. Salty brine air, burning ash, pepper and a delightful peat note. Powerful and rich. Bacon for days, pork meatiness pairs so perfectly with the sweet, rich structure.

Finish: Long, powerful and sweet. Charcoal, ash, minerality and the sea air blend well with waffle cone, toffee, sweet nutty sherry and burning wood.

Overall: Delightful, powerful, complex without favoring a single component. Nice work, Bruichladdich. This is opulent, complex, a complete treat. I’m blown away by how phenomenal this is.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 9

10 Most Recent Bruichladdich Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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