Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3 Islay Barley [Link to Bruichladdich]
Cask Type: ex-Bourbon
Nose: Bacon fat, peat, grilled sausage, smoked bamboo, hay, rubber, syrup
Palate: Peat, wood smoke, bacon fat, lemon, salt, cereal, burnt bamboo smoke
Finish: Long finish, ginseng aftertaste sweetness, pepper, cinnamon, peat, chili flakes
I’ve only had the 7.1 previously, and this is nothing like it. Massive smoky bacon and BBQ notes up front, followed by grassy and earthy notes. The palate shows the same profile but with more salt and added citrus notes, with a lingering sweet and spicy finish. The peat still isn’t as massive as I hoped from the ppm, I guess Octomore tends to lose their peat really quickly. Would want to own a bottle of this.