Bruichladdich Octomore 8.2 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Bruichladdich Octomore 8.2

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  • Distiller:

    Bruichladdich

  • Bottler:

    Bruidhladdich

  • ABV:

    58.4%

  • Age:

    8 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: The wine imparts some great sweetness that balances so well with the peat. The finish is like a good tennessee bbq sauce but the front end is dessert-like. Yet, it all works.
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  • Raided Score: 100
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: If any whisky can go the distance–life after death–it’s this one. Let the dried remains pair with the finish in your mouth.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The palate has more clarity, the finish is balanced, and everything is a touch more savory. This whisky shrugs off unnecessary flourishes and is better for it.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The finish is much less smoky, with a clear citrus thread running through it. Intense, but really quite lovely.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Very very good for sure, but maybe a little tiring. All these drying ashes
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: On the palate, again water is a necessity, as it helps to showcase ample citrus notes, sweet custard, and fruits in syrup. The finish is much less smoky, with a clear citrus thread running through it. Intense, but really quite lovely.
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  • Intro:

    This bizarre entry in the Octomore series features 8yr old Bruichladdic spirit matured in American oak, followed by three different wine casks: French Mourvedre, Austrian Dessert Wine, and French Sauternes. Bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtering, this is sure to be a treat. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Buttery, toffee, caramel, sweet creme brûlée. Some oak, honey, wine, charcoal.

  • Taste:

    Sweet, rich, powerful. Lemon cream, toffee, rich caramel. Some peat here, growing with time. Salty brine air, burning ash, pepper and a delightful peat note. Powerful and rich. Bacon for days, pork meatiness pairs so perfectly with the sweet, rich structure.

  • Finish:

    Long, powerful and sweet. Charcoal, ash, minerality and the sea air blend well with waffle cone, toffee, sweet nutty sherry and burning wood.

  • Overall:

    Delightful, powerful, complex without favoring a single component. Nice work, Bruichladdich. This is opulent, complex, a complete treat. I'm blown away by how phenomenal this is.

  • Score:

    9

  • By t8ke
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