Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Octomore 5 yo 05.1

Octomore 5 yo 05.1

Official bottling 
Single malt - Islay
Gold, tinge of pink
59.5% ABV

Nose: Smoke, peat, plums, honeydew melon, lemon zest, hints of car exhaust. With water, limes, lemons, more honeydew.
Mouthfeel: Light body, slippery, mouth coating.
Tasting: Bitter sour. Peat, smoke, honeydew melon, lemon zest, vanilla, hints of car exhaust. With water, sweeter, way more lemons, limes honeydew.
Finish: Medium. Lemon zest, chillies, plums, honeydew melons. With water, fresher, slightly sweet, lemons.


OK, I know there are peat freaks who will love this, but seriously, too much peat is too much of a good thing in my opinion. It's hard to get to the bottom of this whisky. I suppose it's a testament as to how good it is that I can taste anything at all behind that wall of smoke and peat. Still, it's complex and alluring, and very good indeed.


I like this.

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