Review #576 – Octomore 9.1

Review #576 – Octomore 9.1

Review #: 576
Description: Octomore 9.1
Spirit: Scotch

Background: This is from Bruichladdich’s 9th set of Octomore releases.  Peated to 156 PPM and aged in American oak for 5 years, like almost all the releases, this can be expected to be bold, punchy, and peaty.

Distillery – Bruichladdich

Bottler – Bruichladdich

Brand – Octomore

Selection – N/A

ABV – 59.1%

Age – 5 Years

Nose – Milk chocolate, bit of sour cherries, brownie batter, butterscotch, damp campfire, candied lemon
Taste – Sweet vanilla cream, milk caramel, lemon poppy seed cake, grilled pineapple
Finish – A big punch of peat but warmth in check, candied lemon peel, heavy on the char taste something through with a hint of tropical fruits in the back

Score: 7
Would I buy a bottle? It’s good but not the greatest Octomore.  I’d pass

Thoughts: I think this definitely fits in the brand with the heavy peat and punch it provides, but in terms of the success of some of the releases, this feels slightly pedestrian.  Some nice tropical fruit notes but it really leans sweet and dessert like without that extra dimension you’d expect at this cost.  But still, a “boring” Octomore is still a delicious whisky.

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