One of the first few releases under Adam Hannett’s The Octomore 7.4, Bruichladdich’s super-peated label, An early 2016 release of Bruichladdich’s extremely peaty Octomore series. Octomore 07.4 has endured quite an interesting maturation – 25% of it was aged entirely in virgin oak casks, while 75% of it spent 3 years in first fill bourbon casks, followed by 2 years in virgin oak casks and then 2 more years in first fill bourbon casks.
Incredibly rich and complex with Octomore peaty signature but also creamy vanilla, dried fruits and nutty hints. Past the smoke and peat,
Surprisingly balanced and shows subtle herbal honey, toffee and licorice.
Sweet and powerful dram with a pleasant French oak influence and a lingering finish.”
This is one of the most memorable tasting whisky I’ve ever had. It has a rich, oily finish to it with a distinct smell.