- Bruichladdich Octomore 7.3 Islay Barley
Bruichladdich Octomore 7.3 Islay Barley single malt Scotch whisky. Distilled in 2010 using barley grown exclusivelyon Islay and peated to a whopping 169 PPM. Matured in American bourbon barrels and Spanish wine casks of Ribera del Duero.
Nose: Opens with the unmistakeable hit of peat smoke followed by ozone and salt spray, then lemon cake, the marine notes characteristic of maturation by the shores of Loch Indaal. Warm the glass in your hand and wait as apricot jam, cinder toffee, vanilla, buttercups and lilies rise and interweave.
Taste: The texture is a striking testament to the distiller’s art, rich and satin smooth despite the high strength. Initially there is salt on the lips with sweetness from the American oak combining with the peat smoke. A second sip uncovers the heart of the dram through layers of peaches, apricot, melon and ginger syrup. Once there, malted Islay barley and toasted oak compliment floral notes of wild thyme, mint and buttercup.
Finish: Everything about this dram speaks of Islay and our slow distillation, the peat smoke and salt spray powerful yet gentle and complex. The Islay grown barley gives a character l
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.