Bruichladdich Octomore 09.3
62.9% / 70cl
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The highlight of the annual Octomore release for Whiskyfix HQ is always the Islay barley expression. This year we have less peat by ppm but more abv%. An nice 'progression' of the .3 series in our opinion. Limited to just 18,000, and as usual, au natural.
Nose: Obvious peat, but more of that farmy, earthy aroma. Citrus fruits emerge alongside heather.
Palate: Lots of coastal notes, pears, black tea, floral notes and again, heathery peat smoke.
Finish: Salt and smoke!