Excerpt: Octomore has always been, to me, something that’s more of an experiential whisky. A whisky that’s less about the overall drinkability of it and more about taking note of what it does to your senses; the Octomore 6.1 is no different.
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Titanic amounts of peat but with a light, delicate complexity and a beguiling finesse. Young, yet eminently mature, it defies us. It remains an enigma. We embrace that.
Lemon lime soda, vanilla, honey and buttercream. Faintly ashy smoke with a nuanced level of meaty, BBQ smoke.
Thick, rich and viscous. Vanilla buttercream is dominant, followed by big salinity and rich pepper. Its smoky and ashy, with faint bbq notes. If someone were to ask me what smoked butterscotch tastes like - I would be tempted to offer this dram as an example.
Medium in length, no heat. Peaty, ashy, burning telephone pole.
Really great, but oddly restrained for an Octomore expression. Very enjoyable, nonetheless.
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