Bruichladdich Octomore 10.1 Scotch Whisky
Distilled from Scottish barley in 2013, Octomore 10.1 is the benchmark of the 10s series. Deliberately stripped back to an ex- American oak maturation, aged just 5 years old, the .1 edition exposes the structure and presence of the Octomore spirit. Combining smoke with a modest maturation, this 10.1 first and foremost demonstrates the true potential of a considered, patient distillation.
Nose: Vanilla led, caramel, hints of smoke but tamed back. candied apple, gooseberry and marzipan.
Taste: Soft yet powerful and warming on the palate, peppery, barley sugar, smokey – dried earth and hints of rubber. Warm sand, the sweetness of charred oak and pineapple.
Finish: Sweetness from tablet/fudge and strong peat smoke and cold marine air combination