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Octomore Masterclass_08.3 5 Year Old Islay Barley

(70cl, 61.2%)

Octomore Masterclass_08.3 5 Year Old Islay Barley

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Octomore Masterclass_08.3 Bottling Note

Bruichladdich's Octomore expressions are know for being incredibly well-peated - but this one takes the proverbial biscuit and throws it out a window. The Octomore Masterclass_08.3 weighs in at a massive 309 PPM, making this the most heavily-peated Octomore to date! It was aged for 5 years in 56% first-fill bourbon casks, while the rest was filled into ex-Paulliac, Ventoux, Rhone and Burgundy casks.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Rock pools, fresh cinnamon, a touch of iced bun, burnt heather.

Palate: Brown sugar and peach arrive first on the palate surprisingly, but these notes are swiftly followed by layers of dense smoke and sea air.

Finish: Toasted brioche dipped in espresso, earthy vanilla, tobacco.

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Octomore Masterclass_08.3 5 Year Old Islay Barley Reviews

OK if you like very high alcohol content to go along with your peat.

Too much is too much. The peat here is not the problem. I love Laphroaig 10 and Lore and other Islay Scotch from different distillers. The problem here is too much alcohol content. My lips and tongue were burning, almost like they were swelling up. Not to my taste, but others seem to like it, so to each his own. I'd rather enjoy Compass Box Peat Monster. Fortunately, I got to try it at one of my favorite places. At $32 a pour, I could have enjoyed two or three of something that I know that I like.

23rd October 2018

Disappointing Release

Amazing nose but that's about good about this poor release. I am big fan of peated whiskies but this octomore is harsh on the tongue and high PPM makes for very unpleasant drinking experience. The burning sensation is over powering. Rather high asking price just adds insult to injury. Octomore yes but not this release.

31st May 2018

True love

One of the best so far. I've been lucky enough to drink about 6 different bottles of Octomore and this is just lovely.
Lots of peat on the nose, but also cigarbox, Moroccan leather and nut crumble!
Sweet and smoky hurricane of flavours attack the tongue, almonds, orange zest, salted caramel all make an appearance.
When the glass is empty, im left with peat in every tiny crevice of my mouth, but also a jammy-goodness and a freshness, almost minty.

This is indeed very good.
Its too good....
Cm

31st March 2018

£165 for a 5 y/o

Yay - £165 for a 5 y/o whisky. Mind you, its 309 ppm so must be worth it.

Makes you wonder why no other distiller bothers?

1st February 2018

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