Whisky Review – Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3 Islay Barley

Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3 Islay Barley [Link to Bruichladdich]

Region: Islay
ABV: 64%
E150: No
Chill-filtered: No
Cask Type: ex-Bourbon


Colour: Gold

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

Score: 88/100

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.

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