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Octomore 5 Year Old Edition 06.1 Scottish Barley

Where is the Wow

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@VolksReview by @Volks

10th May 2014

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  • Brand: Octomore
  • ABV: 57%

This is another release from Octomore featuring 100% Scottish barley and 167ppm peat! Thats about the peatiest in the world

  • Nose: mellow creamy leather, with some cheddar and smoked ham, there is also a grassy barnyard aroma some heather honey, herbal notes and sea spray.

  • Pallet: seaside entry, salty spice, smoked ham, barley sugars, boiled sweets and roasted nuts.

  • Finish: smoked honey, sooty ash, very balanced with growing smoke.

  • Mark neat – 8.1

Previously ive reviewed an octomore (connosr.com/reviews/bruichladdich/…) and thoroughly enjoyed it. This one isnt bad, its suprisingly delicate hence no water. But there is no wow factor nothing outrageous, its a bit yeah delicate.

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4 comments

@Pandemonium
Pandemonium commented

I tried the 5.1, but due to all the reviews claiming that this one is inferior to the previous batch, I've decided to wait untill the next release of the 6.3

5 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@Pandemonium yeh look this is a decent whisky but its made by Octomore so it needs to be something a with more character. I think your choice is wise

5 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Thanks for this. Just curious @Pandemonium, why the 6.3 and not the 6.2?

5 years ago 0

@Pandemonium
Pandemonium commented

6.2 is travel retail, won't be taking the plane any time soon, so...

5 years ago 0

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