The Octomore 10.3 release from the super-heavily peated range of Islay's Bruichladdich distillery.
This edition is distilled from Islay Concerto barley from a single field and peated to 114 PPM. It was distilled in 2013 from the 2012 grain harvest.
Matured in first-fill ex-bourbon American oak.
24,000 bottles globally.
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Earthy peat smoke, dry and a little medicinal, lemon drops, and thyme come through and then marine, sea shell notes along with some vanilla and fudge from the oak.
Palate: Salt on the lips and more honey and lemon on the palate, then the peat sweeps in with the oak and heat from the high strength. Deeper flavours from the spirit, pear and gooseberry are more defined and richer.
Finish: Sweet on the finish initially with pastry and chocolate but then bitter notes of rubbery smoke and spice towards the end.
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