Sunday, 27 January 2013

Bruichladdich Octomore 5 yo (61%)

Well well well.


Very peculiar.

There's a peaty assault across the bar as the glass is poured. This is going to be a beast.

On the first few sips, only grassy young spirit flavours manage to punch through the 61% ABV and fearsome smoky/peatiness.

But nothing too unpleasantly medicinal, at least.

After the initial adjustment, there's a flood of sweet grapiness. I'm told it's matured in some high end dessert wine casks, so that makes sense.

So there's smokiness, sweetness, grassy young spirit, grape, and a big punch of alcohol. Does it all work? I'm not sure. It holds together much better than it should, but a sweet tooth as well as a sense of adventure are required to properly appreciate this.

I won't be rushing back, but it's been an experience.

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