Bruichladdich / Bruichladdich

Octomore 2.2 Orpheus Review

Octomore 2.2 Orpheus I’ve had this sample, from Jon (@dvdbloke) from the Scotch and Sci-Fi blog for a while and kept putting it off, then a while back i decided to blog all the Octomore samples I had in one go, and then got more, thus todays mass upload.

This surprised me as i really was expecting a much bigger smoky, earthy, vegetal hit from this but it’s sweet, cherry smoke (like pipe smoke) and very very drinkable.

The finish is huge and goes on forever so this definitely isn’t the dram you have first in a tasting but it’s certainly a damn good dram.

Thanks again to Jon (@dvdbloke) for the sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Initially hints of gentle sweet smoke almost cherry pipe smoke with coal tar soap with prickly notes that go more tannic and wood spices, as it sits in the glass more earthy heather smoke

Palate

Coal tar soap and a huge earthy smoke note there's hints of cherry pipe smoke and tobacco again and cherry lips with charcoal

Finish

Charcoal and cherry drops

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Octomore 2.2 Orpheus
Age: 5
ABV: 61.00
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Bruichladdich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 10/12/2015 by Tom



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