Bruichladdich Octomore 7.3 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Bruichladdich Octomore 7.3

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  • Distiller:

    Bruichladdich

  • Bottler:

    Bruichladdich

  • ABV:

    63.9%

  • Age:

    7 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Every month seems to bring a new Octomore. Much is made of the peatiness of the malt used, but just as important is the way in which it is distilled and matured.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: This cask-strength Octomore was distilled in 2010 from barley grown on the Octomore Farm near Port Charlotte, and is peated at 169 parts per million of phenols.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Goes with the greatest Clairins, Mezcals, Jamaican rums, or, ach, err, Lagavulins. Truly exceptional if you like whistle-clean, angular whiskies as much as I do.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It lumbers away with one last hit of zesty lemon and pepper.
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  • Intro:

    Octomore Release 7.3 is 100% all Islay made - distilled from grains harvested at the Octomore farm on Lorgba. Gesundheit. It is peated, pre-distillation, to 169PPM and then aged in ex-bourbon and spanish wine casks. Bruichladdich tells us that these are Ribera Del Duero wine casks. I only know what some of those words mean.

  • Nose:

    Massive peat and pepper. Salty, briney lemons and vanilla pound cake. Yep its an Octo, here we go! The BBQ sets in with some sweet savory meaty notes and then a hint of fudge. A bit more lemon, zesty this time and then that Octomore pepper swings back for one more punishing blow.

  • Taste:

    Ethanol, lemon and salt. Sounds like a cocktail. Theres some hay and veggie notes with the pepper and the smoke. Lots of dough and vanilla. Creamy and sweet with some tart to accompany. I imagine this tastes like

  • Finish:

    Long and creamy. A bit of heat, but at 126proof, Im not bothered. Custard, smoke and more BBQ. It lumbers away with one last hit of zesty lemon and pepper.

  • Overall:

    I want to not like Octomore. Its young and it is expensive. But boy is it good. Its powerful. Punishing. Offensive. And I love it. To me, it is every bit as good as its older brothers - the PC 11 and PC12. For this reason, it also scores an 8.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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