8.3 (5)
Merk
Octomore
Leeftijd
8 years old
Expressie
8.1/167PPM
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distilleerderij
Bruichladdich Distillery
Herkomst
Islay, Schotland
Jaar gedistilleerd
2008
Jaar van uitgave
2017
Gelimiteerde uitgave
42.000 flessen
ABV.
59,30%
Bron
Bruichladdich
In collectie
18×

Review door Octomore

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Kleur

Winter sun, crisp and bright

Geur

Initially smoke, tar, peat ash hint of muddiness/wet peat moss. Candied orange, pepper, chocolate, macaroon, vanilla fudge and lemon meringue pie.

Smaak

Liquid gold, soft and delicate texture from slow distillation. Superb fruit/smoke combination. On the lips there is soft kiss of salt spray, ozone fresh. Sweet oak gives vanilla, fudge, marzipan and walnut. Melon and citrus come through on a floral breeze. Many layered there is a lot find in this Octomore.

Afdronk

Wow! Smoothness, sweetness and then smoke. A texture like no other, satin soft and devilishly warming. The American oak influence is in perfect tune with the smoke and soft fruits delicately, skilfully coaxed from the still during exceptionally slow distillation. Vanilla, honey, citrus rise up to be met with sea spray and leather, smoked mussels mix with autumn bracken and crème brûlée.

Conclusie

Refined, confident, a little extra age has tempered some of the vitality but this dram has gained a classic, timeless feel.

Notitie

Led by the structural brilliance of 08.1, we can pause at this symbolic moment to enjoy a single malt masterclass. The experimental ethos, the muscular quality, is still very much to the fore, but there is enlightenment now, a sure-footed confidence. 08.1 is the necessary benchmark, the launch pad from which others can only follow. 08.1 reveals the astonishing subtlety of our phenolic universe, leading us along a pathway into a world like no other.