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Octomore 12.2

  • Distiller:

    Bruichladdich

  • Bottler:

    Bruichladdich

  • ABV:

    57.3%

  • Age:

    5 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    The 12.2 release of Octomore continues to focus on the aspects that made the x.2 designation popular: Sauternes. This release spend 3.5 years aging in ex-bourbon casks and then transfers to Sauternes for 18 months. Bottled at cask strength without coloring or filtering. Let's dive in!

  • Nose:

    Sweet, creamy, rich and wine forward. Peat is unmistakable, though there's plenty else happening. Lemon curd, syrupy vanilla, touch of creme brulee.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate, there's a touch of heat but it's well behaved given the proof. Sweet and creamy, lemon bar, creme brulee, viscous and rich. Lots going on, a great balance of sweet, smoke, peat and a touch of floral character.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Powerful, rich, packed with blackberry, creme brulee, vanilla bean, lemon curd, ashy smoke and bbq ribs. All over the place, as Octomore often are, all delicious.

  • Overall:

    Octomore does it again, with a blend of aggressive peat, sweet wine, big fruit character and an ashy finish.

  • 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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