Bruichladdich Octomore 12.1

Crafted with 100% Scottish concerto barley, this expression is Bruichladdich's nod to traditional whisky. Less experimental than other whiskies in the series, it was aged for 5 years exclusively in casks that used to hold American whiskey.
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Inspired by an entrepreneurial flair and a youthful enthusiasm, the Harvey brothers began construction of the Bruichladdich (pronounced brook-laddie or broo-lah-dee) Distillery in 1881. The brothers were descendants of a dynastic whisky family — their ancestors had already owned distilleries in Scotland for over a century. Today, Bruichladdich Distillery (Bruichladdich means "rocky shore" in ancient Gaelic) remains situated on the shores of Loch Indaal on the island of Islay, and continues to use much of the original equipment installed by the Harvey brothers to craft a range of single malt whiskies that are trickle distilled, matured, and bottled on Islay.

The modern Bruichladdich Distillery is known as the most experimental and adventurous of the Scottish distilleries, implementing revolutionary, modern interpretations of time-honored ideas and challenging the comfortable conventions of a whisky establishment. The Octomore series is the embodiment of this philosophy. Rejecting the onset of modern automation and homogenization, Bruichladdich's Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, only considers production methods that place the quality of liquid above everything else.

Limited to 24,000 bottles, Octomore 12.1 is the perfect example of how heavy peat notes can come together with more delicate fruity and floral ones in perfect harmony. While Bruichladdich prefers to eschew tradition, this one was aged for 5 years exclusively in casks that used to hold American whiskey. Slowly and patiently distilled in 2015 with mainland Scottish concerto barley, the expression highlights malty notes with its traditional maturation. Malted to 130.8 ppm and bottled at 119.8 proof, the vibrant and complex dram serves as a control for the rest of the Octomore lineup which takes the series into more experimental waters.

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Proof 119.8 (59.9% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Bruichladdich Distillery
Size 750mL
The nose opens with zesty citrus notes and earthy peat. Vanilla, barley sugars, and malt bring the sweet component, followed by coconut, chocolate, and caramel. The palate is sweet and peppery with honey, peat, burnt oak chips, as well as sweet apricot jam, zesty orange, nougat, and floral undertones. The finish has salted caramel, floral and herbal notes, as well as lingering gentle peat.
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