- Bruichladdich Octomore 4.2 Comus
Bruichladdich Octomore 4.2 Comus Chateau D’Yquem is a limited edition 2012 release of the most heavily peated single malt Scotch whisky in the World. This time notching up 167 PPM.
Matured in ex-bourbon followed by double maturation in premier cru superior sauternes casks.
Body: medium weight and well defined for a young islander. the texture is rich, sweet and mellow and the viscosity of the sauterne brings balance to the power of the peat. this is a most sophisticated octomore and it’s kind of unbelievable to see “the beast” tamed a little!
Nose: the opening is a beautiful combination of peat smoke, bracken, leather, tobacco pouches, bog-myrtle & briny waves. then little twists of home-made mint toffee enter the system as do the nutty notes from the oaks – both french and american. and so the dance goes on but where is the french beauty? she waits patiently on the fringes then at exactly the right moment she makes her entrance from the epicentre of the spirit bringing aromatics and flavour the young ileach could only dream about. it’s a brilliant engagement
Bruichladdich Single Malt Whisky
Bruichladdich Distillery was established in 1881 by the Harvey family of distillers based in Glasgow. Situated on the Rhinns peninsular on the island of Islay close and close to the sandy bays of Loch Indaal. Re-opened in 2001 with much of the original Victorian equipment restored to working order. The first release of Bruichladdich’s new whisky was the highly acclaimed PC5, the first release in the limited Port Charlotte range. Also producing very highly peated Octamore, Organic using Islay grown barley, and triple and quadruple distilled single malt and single cask releases. Bruichladdich distillery participates in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Whisky Festival.