Bruichladdich Octomore 14.2 Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Bruichladdich Octomore 14.2 Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

$280. 00
$3360.00 Dozen
ABV: 57.7%

Other reviews... A robust puff of smoke and tobacco leaf are met marvelously by sweeter, softer notes— lemon pound cake, cinnamon-sugar toast, red berries, and pomegranate. There’s tremendous char on the palate, but it’s balanced by a beautiful sweetness that’s akin to mint tea and campfire smoke. The finish has a hint of meatiness, plenty of pepper, coffee beans, and iodine, and it all comes together exceedingly well. 93 points -

...The same 128.9 ppm malting and also 5 years old, but here the aging is all European, completed in 40% oloroso sherry hogsheads, 16% first-fill Amarone casks, and 44% second-fill Amarone casks. That explains the delightful pink color on this whisky, one of the prettiest I’ve encountered in a while. Much lighter and fruit-driven on the nose than 14.1, this whisky melds red fruits and berries with black pepper and mixed spice notes, leaning toward tobacco over time. The palate isn’t nearly as burly as the 14.1 is, though a drop or two of water is still a good idea to temper the hefty proof just a bit. Fresh biscuits and almond cookies kick things off on the tongue, more red fruit — here closer to strawberry — coming along in short order. While coming across as far less peaty than 14.1, the palate still has plenty of bonfire smoke and salty sea spray on offer, tempered again by strawberry cream, then a nougat note. Such a lively journey to go on. My favorite whisky in this lineup. 115.4 proof. -