Bruichladdich / Bruichladdich

Octomore 7.3 Review

Octomore 7.3 The most recent Octomore release from Bruichladdich is this Islay Barley 7.3 Peated to 169PPM.

I'm really excited to try this, I really enjoy islay barley drams from Bruichladdich and this is going to be no different.

Hugely powerful lots of heather smoke, sweetness and hay, hints of tinned fruits, a very very nice dram.

This is cracking, not quite my favourite, as I really like the sweetness of some of the others, but a fabulous dram I would happily have over and over again.

Thanks to Bruichladdich for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Light popcorn notes with a fresh chalky smoke, there's heathery smoke and honey roast vegetables, it's really creamy, hints of farmyard hay, almost enough to make you sneeze, then sweet fruitiness that comes in with tinned fruit salad and a hint of crushed pears.

Palate

Sweet and smoky, the peat hits home hard, there's a malty, hay, farmyard, lovely sweetness, but it's big and powerful heather honey smoke, hints of fresh fruit and a tang of pepper

Finish

Tangy and peppery, heather smoke, powerful, and long lasting.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Octomore 7.3
Age: 5
ABV: 63.00
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Bruichladdich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 10/12/2015 by Tom



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