Bruichladdich Octomore 12.2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Sauternes-finished whisky expressions from Bruichladdich have been some of their most sought-after releases. This 5-year-old expression was initially matured in 1st and 2nd fill ex-American whiskey casks, before being transferred into Sauternes wine casks for a boost of fruitiness.
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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.

Distilled in 2015, Bruichladdich Octomore 12.2 was crafted with the 2014 harvest of Scottish concerto barley. Sauternes-finished whiskies from Bruichladdich have been some of their most sought-after releases and this one fills those shoes perfectly with heavy peat smoke balanced by sweet dessert wine notes. Initial maturation took place in a combination of 1st and 2nd fill ex-American whiskey casks before being transferred into Sauternes wine casks for 18 months, bringing the total to 5 years. Malted to 129.7 ppm and bottled at 114.6 proof, the peated whisky is supercharged with fruity notes.

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Proof 114.6 (57.3% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Bruichladdich Distillery
Size 750mL
You can expect a beautiful interplay of fruity, honey, and smoke notes. Melon, honey, and smoked almonds lead the charge, followed by toasted oak, earthy smoke, citrus zest, honey, and grain sweetness. The palate is sweet and fruity with citrus, vanilla, melon, and floral notes. The earthy peat smoke slowly takes over during the lengthy finish.
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