Bruichladdich Octomore 12.3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This is a "single field, single vintage, single malt". The 5-year-old true terroir whisky was distilled in 2015 with Islay barley from a single field ― the Church Field on Octomore Farm, which lies just 2 miles from the distillery.
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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.

Octomore 12.3 is a true terroir whisky. You see, the Islay barley was grown by farmer James Brown in 2014 in a single field ― the Church Field on Octomore Farm. It was slowly and patiently distilled in 2015 through their tall, narrow-necked stills a mere 2 miles from the field itself. 75% of the whisky then went into ex-American whiskey casks, the rest into Pedro Ximenez solera casks, sourced from bodega Fernando de Castilla in Jerez, France. Both whiskies were combined after 5 years of maturation, resulting in a combination of Bruichladdich's characteristic briny and citrusy notes with the sweet dried fruit of PX.

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Proof 124.2 (62.1% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Bruichladdich Distillery
Size 750mL
The nose opens with sherry notes with dates, figs, and raisins, along with plenty of peat. Citrus, honey, floral, and orange notes follow, along with toffee, vanilla, tobacco, and smoked seaweed. The palate is peppery with dark chocolate, earthy smoke, and dried fruit notes. The pleasantly sweet palate culminates in a smoky finish with charcoal, soot, dried fruit, as well as a touch of chocolate and lemon.
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