Introducing Octomore 12.1 5 Year Old, the whisky that defies convention and takes your taste buds on an unforgettable journey. Crafted with precision and passion by Head Distiller Adam Hannett, this extraordinary single malt pushes the boundaries of peatiness and flavor complexity, leaving a lasting impression on all who dare to indulge.
Prepare to be captivated by the perfect balance between hefty smoke and vibrant fruity and flowery notes. With each sip, Octomore 12.1 unveils its true character, revealing a world of sensory delights. The nose is greeted with zesty citrus freshness entwined with earthy peat smoke. As the aromas open up, hints of vanilla sponge cake, barley sugars, coconut, and chocolate emerge, creating a symphony of scents that entice the senses.
But the true magic lies in the meticulous aging process. For five vigorous years, each drop of this liquid gold matures in ex-American whiskey casks, allowing the flavors to evolve and intensify. The result is a whisky that showcases cereal-rich, malty aromas, offering a depth and complexity that is unmatched.
On the palate, Octomore 12.1 reveals its true allure. The initial peppery kick gives way to a luscious texture reminiscent of warm golden syrup. Indulge in the harmonious dance of honey, peat smoke, fired oak chips, and peaty apricot jam. With each sip, malted barley sugars, straw, heather flower, and a nutty nougat sweetness emerge, adding layer upon layer of complexity to this exquisite whisky.
As the journey comes to a close, the finish leaves a lasting impression. Salted caramel takes center stage, while delicate floral and herbal notes, such as honeysuckle and primrose, delicately intertwine with the lingering peat smoke. It's a grand finale that will leave you craving more.
Experience the unparalleled peatiness and flavor complexity of Octomore 12.1 5 Year Old. This exceptional whisky is a testament to the craftmanship and dedication of the distillers, offering a sensory adventure like no other. Embrace the bold and embrace the extraordinary.
Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:
Nose: Opens on zesty citrus freshness and earthy peat smoke. Vanilla sponge cake and barley sugars with rich malt sweetness. Coconut and chocolate, vanilla and caramel follow and as the aromas open further cinder toffee and layers of Peat smoke and honey come to the fore.
Palate: Peppery and sweet on the palate, with a texture of warm golden syrup. Honey and peat smoke then fired oak chips and peaty apricot jam open. Another sip brings malted barley sugars and straw, heather flower and a nutty nougat sweetness. A mineral sandy note sits on the palate and brings through a dry phenolic earthy smoke and hints of orange zest and pear drops.
Finish: The finish brings salted caramel with floral and herbal notes. Honeysuckle, primrose and then gentle peat smoke, as ever, the note that drifts on the longest.