Introducing Octomore 10.3 6 Year Old Whisky - Embark on a journey of unparalleled taste with the Octomore 10.3 6 Year Old Whisky. Crafted by James Brown, a visionary farmer, this exquisite whisky is the result of his unwavering commitment to exploring the terroir of Islay while embracing the wild west coast circumstances.
Distilled from the exceptional 2012 crop, the Octomore 10.3 pushes the boundaries of whisky-making. Aged for six years exclusively in ex-American oak casks, this spirit offers a truly unique flavor profile that sets it apart from the rest.
As you uncork the bottle, the nose welcomes you with earthy peat smoke, lending a dry and slightly medicinal character. Delicate notes of lemon drops and thyme dance on your palate, accompanied by the refreshing essence of sea shells. The influence of the oak reveals itself, bringing forth hints of vanilla and fudge, adding depth and complexity to the whisky.
With every sip, the Octomore 10.3 takes you on a sensory adventure. Feel the salt on your lips as honey and lemon caress your taste buds. The peat smoke sweeps in, intertwining with the oak and the heat from its high strength. Deeper flavors emerge, as the spirit unveils the richness of pear and gooseberry, further enhancing the whisky's complexity.
The journey culminates in a sweet finish, where pastry and chocolate make a delightful appearance. Yet, in a captivating twist, bitter notes of rubbery smoke and spice emerge, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on your palate.
Indulge in the Octomore 10.3 6 Year Old Whisky and discover the unrivaled combination of Islay's terroir and stratospheric smoke. Experience the complexity, richness, and depth that make this whisky truly exceptional. Elevate your whisky collection with Octomore 10.3 - a masterpiece that pushes the boundaries and delivers an extraordinary tasting experience.
Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:
Nose: Earthy peat smoke, dry and a little medicinal, lemon drops, and thyme come through and then marine, sea shell notes along with some vanilla and fudge from the oak.
Palate: Salt on the lips and more honey and lemon on the palate, then the peat sweeps in with the oak and heat from the high strength. Deeper flavours from the spirit, pear and gooseberry are more defined and richer.
Finish: Sweet on the finish initially with pastry and chocolate but then bitter notes of rubbery smoke and spice towards the end.