Bruichladdich / Bruichladdich

Octomore 5.1 Review

Octomore 5.1 Many thanks to my whisky brother Steve Prentice (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky Blog for the sample of this dram a while back which I only recently got around to.

Peated to 169PPM this seriously Peated dram is the ultimate in demonstrating how power and subtlety can be balanced.

Salt and lots of it, coastal,salty, salty seaweed and salty chips, but with sweet mouthwatering vegetables and vanilla. This is seriously drinkable and not what you would expect from 169PPM but it's certainly delicious and drinkable.

Thanks for the sample again Steve (@steveprentice)

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

The peat here is never as smoky as you would expect, but comes across much more earthy salty vegetation, coastal notes of salty seaweed and salty chip,shop chips, creamy vanilla and hints of oak char and almost a smoked Bavarian cheese note hiding in the background.

Palate

Salty, coastal smoke, roast earthy vegetables, fresh vanilla pods, oak spices and gentle ground white pepper, sweet and salty, like mixed popcorn but without the cardboard note.

Finish

Sweet and salty, mouthwatering

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Octomore 5.1
Age: 5
ABV: 59.50
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Bruichladdich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 10/12/2015 by Tom



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