Bruichladdich Octomore 7.1 59.5% ABV (50ml)
Octomore Edition 07.1 is master distiller Jim McEwan's swansong after 52 years in the industry. Made using Scottish barley and matured for five years in American oak, this super-heavily-peated whisky is at 208ppm. A big and bold dram what a fitting farewell.
NOSE Like sea spray and caramel, lemon balm and pipe tobacco. Slowly, the peat rises from the glass, gentle but strong, lifting vanilla, mint, toffee, golden syrup and almond.
PALATE Smoothness, sweetness and then smoke. A texture like no other, satin soft and devilishly warming.
FINISH This dram will transport you to Islay, to watch the sun setting over the sea while breathing in the peat smoke hanging in the air.