Review #581 – Rest & Be Thankful Octomore 6 Year Bourbon Cask

Review #581 – Rest & Be Thankful Octomore 6 Year Bourbon Cask

Review #: 581
Description: Rest & Be Thankful Octomore 6 Year Bourbon Cask
Spirit: Scotch

Background: Independent Bottler, Rest & Be Thankful, has some crazy cool looking bottles but also has filled them with a couple of Octomores that I’ve been able to get some samples of.  This one was distilled on March 19th, 2008 and bottled November 19th, 2014 aging in an ex-bourbon cask.  Specifically, this is cask #B000005708.

Distillery – Bruichladdich

Bottler – Rest & Be Thankful

Brand – Rest & Be Thankful

Selection – N/A

ABV – 66.3%

Age – 6 Years

Nose – Cooked pear, almost a ripe mango smell, sweet smoke, meringue pastry, sweet cream butter, burnt pie crust, nougat, barley sugar, vanilla custard
Taste – Extremely silky mouthfeel, sweet lavender (??), lemon curd, the juice/syrup in a can of pineapple slices, buttercream frosting
Finish – Lemon is a bit more tart but in a positive way still, campfire that had a s’more marshmallow fall into it, charred pineapple, a bit of umami flavor in there too

Score: 9
Would I buy a bottle? Yes

Thoughts: I didn’t think I would like this based off of some of the .1 releases I’ve had, but this blows them out of the water.  It’s like a high class patisserie.  Sweet but delicate and complex all at the same time.  At 6 years, you think the peat might be a bit stronger but instead it integrates itself so well with the other flavors.  Tons of tropical fruit and sweet citrus, this is one great whisky.

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