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Bruichladdich Octomore 9.1 Dialogos

  • Distiller:

    Bruichladdich Distillery

  • Bottler:

    Bruichladdich Distillery

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  • Age:

    5 Years

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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Chock full of thick, dense smoke, with whiffs of rubber and char, but there's a caramel sweetness as well, with plenty of vanilla and a whisper of lemon.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: Smoke emerges quickly, then lingers endlessly on the finish, all oyster shells and peppered seaweed. A classic rendition of Octomore
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The smoke keeps to a minimum, but this Islay slays. The point of Octomore was to experiment and create a dialogue about the craft of making scotch, and the finesse the 09.1 displays is worth a conversation.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Malt
  • Excerpt: A lovely umami note, balancing out. But the flavours are mellow, they’re not bold; there is nothing in your face here, at all. And perhaps that’s slightly disappointing.
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  • Intro:

    Matured for 5 years in ex-bourbon, this release from Octomore is the 1st in their 9th edition line and is bottled at 59.1% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Heavy on the charcoal, burning wood, starting a Kingsford grill. Powerful, aggressive, with bold malt undertones. Caramel, a touch of orange peel, some salinity and maritime air.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate, spicy, ash forward, the ethanol is quite a bit more punishing. BBQ ribs, honey, lavender, lemon curd, a touch of oak - light as it might be. Ashy, meaty, citrusy peat is unrelenting.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, satisfying and punishing once more. There's no escaping the consistent, brash, peatiness of this release but it's somewhat satisfying at the same time.

  • Overall:

    While the ethanol in this release seems much more dialed up than others, this aggressive pour embodies what peat lovers love from Octomore. It's a quintessential X.1 and it's impossible to discount the power of these bottlings.

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