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Octomore 5 Year Old
The sixth edition of experimental Octomore, famous for being made with the most heavily peated barley on the planet. Bruichladdich are still able to impart a delicate, graceful emphasis within this intense whisky.
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Ignore the negative reviews...
Iodine rich, new leather shoes, salty, young and fresh and briny...and a dollop of brown sauce on smoked bacon to roughen it up a bit. Something sweet and zesty sits underneath it all. Ok, its young, and you can tell, and it hits you with a spicy dryness, but don't be fooled by the phenol level; it manifests as cooling menthol between the sheets of smoke, and at no point is it over-powering. One more thing, do try without water; if you can get your tastebuds accustomed to that dry, tannic spice, you are in for a treat. Some fires just shouldn't be doused.
And thanks, Master of Malt, for the complimentary magazine!
24th March 2015
What a croc of shit
this is a raw, rough unsophisticated whisky
typical brunch laddish try to shovel out product before its time
it's a good $20 whisky
9th February 2015
Huge flavor and aroma. But, does not stick to you like some other peated malts.
30th January 2015
excellent Whisky. You can taste the raw hand made flawors, in perfect balance. This is a good example of a whisky that you dont drink to get drunk. This is pure travel into hart of a Whisky.
26th January 2015
But 1-5 gotta love em. My favorite is the 2.1- probably the best thing ever to cross my lips, other than what's her name?
27th September 2014
I just had to get this. As a heavy peat fan (i like heavy peated whisk(e)y, im not that heavy) I went to my local store and got a little discount. Now the taste is very very nice, but will stay with me a few days. This is the only dram i put a few drops of water in. I like everything about this but not the bottle. as i make my way through the bottle i have no clue how much is left only to be dissapointed when i run dry. CM
12th September 2014
A sip and the peat smoke begins to seep out your pores, your follicles tingle and your body warms. After a few moments with a little bit of water, a sweet undercurrent emerges and yields an incredibly round wallop of flavor and a multiplicity of notes that you can ponder while you think about taking another taste.
22nd July 2014
This has to be one of the most amazing malts I've bought in recent years. The common mistake people make is to expect the huge peat blast that you get from a Laphroaig,Ardbeg or Lagavulin. This Bruichladdich needs time to open up and adding small drops of water helps things along. The malt has been peated on the mainland so it's not a medicinal tcp malt but a more bonfire woody peat hit that does come through very strongly but it has to have time to open up as it's rather complex. For a 5 year old whisky the maturity and complexity is phenomenal. Well done Jim :-)