Named for a farm near Port Charlotte and Bruichladdich, the Octomore 3.1 was the most heavily peated Scotch ever in 2010 when released at 152 PPM and has only been matched by the more recent editions of Octomore. Cask strength. Limited edition of 18,000.
We tasted Bruichladdich Octomore 3.1 at Meeting No. 16 on September 27, 2013. We rated it exceptionally at 4.11 out of 5. Bruichladdich Octomore 3.1 ranks 6th overall in Scotch. At a street price of $200, this spirit is expensive, but worth it.
Phenols on the nose - Laphroaig cousin? Short Bruichladdich typical taste and then waves of sweet peat over my tongue. Amazing - really delightful and not too peaty!?
I didn't think a whisky could be this peaty w/o tasting like band-aids. The aftertaste may never go away in the best of ways. Add water, let it sit in your mouth till the burn is unbearable. So good.
Pungent orange & wood burning fireplace scents. Pepper lips, sherry, grapefruit, tobacco - need a cigar to enjoy this properly. Drinking a cheese sandwich is actually possible!
Appearance: clear as a diamond. Beautiful to look at. Nose: Orgasmic. Taste: Wahoo! Like a rocket tasking off - long, intense + steady burn. Sweet + floral. Rich. Peatiness is not overwhelming. With a few drops of water, smell becomes smokey. Really good. Long + lingering aftertaste.
Overwhelming alcohol on the nose, hard to pick out distinct smells. Playdough - weird. Sweet with a hint of dried drool. Surprisingly delicious given my description. Oily and spicy. Peaty for sure! Finishes long like an old charred piece of wood.
Smells delicious. Fumes. Smoke. Smoke. Peat. Smoke. Follows with a nappy dry mouth. Start at the front of the tongue and let it roll back - Whoa. Cask strength for sure.
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