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The vivid imagination of Islay enthusiasts runs wild with the mere mention of Octomore, the single malt produced by Bruichladdich since 2002. Peat and smoke is obviously present, and of course medicinal and peppery notes. However, there is more to come: a handful of fruit and a selection of honeys are more than just extras here, they have an essential role to play in the balance of this Octomore’s aromatic and flavourful palette.
Single Cask #2008000894 - Bourbon Barrel Limited edition of 186 bottles for France Profile: smoky and fruity (pear, apple). Notes of peat and smoke are quite obviously present, but not as strong as expected.
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Following its acquisition in 2000 by a group of investors, the Bruichladdich distillery underwent a meticulous renovation in 2001, which enabled the owners to keep almost all of the original 19th century equipment, including an open brewing tank and very elongated onion-shaped stills (the stills for the second distillation are six metres high). The resulting single malt is very mildly peaty, being characterised by its coastal origins, with a scent of sea air and salty flavours on the palate. Reserving all of its production for the single malt market, Bruichladdich is also the only distillery to age and bottle its whisky on the isle of Islay. It produces two heavily peated releases: Port Charlotte and Octomore.
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