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.
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.
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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