Review #582 – Rest & Be Thankful Octomore 6 Year Sauternes Cask

Review #582 – Rest & Be Thankful Octomore 6 Year Sauternes Cask

Review #: 582
Description: Rest & Be Thankful Octomore 6 Year Sauternes Cask
Spirit: Scotch

Background: Another RB&T, though now going to a wine cask.  This was distilled on December 19th, 2007 and aged in a Sauternes cask until bottling on November 18th, 2014.  This is cask #R0000016751.

Distillery – Bruichladdich

Bottler – Rest & Be Thankful

Brand – Rest & Be Thankful

Selection – N/A

ABV – 64.5%

Age – 6 Years

Nose – Kettle corn, lemon meringue pie, faint cocoa powder, used match stick, burnt vanilla
Taste – White grape juice, rice pudding, vanilla, creme brulee, balanced oak
Finish – Smoke turns slightly bitter, almost like a very dry stout vibe, black coffee, baking chocolate

Score: 5
Would I buy a bottle? No

Thoughts: Compared to other wine cask Octomores, this definitely tones down the dessert/sweetness aspect but not necessarily for the better.  It has some good roasty notes to it, but just kinda falls flat when you break it down.  The sauternes OBs really punch you with dessert like qualities but this kinda keeps the sweetness subdued but the smoke and oak still are also kinda mundane.  Not bad but not worth the cost.

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