This bottle was on the wish list of my husband for some time, and we have opened it for the new year celebration as first dram in 2014, to give the year a good kick off so to say.
In all the midst of the new year wishes of every body we sadly were reminded again that life is too short and fragile to be wasted or hasted through. On this same night we were celebrating the beginning of the new year a colleague of my husband died suddenly at a young age.
Please all love the people around you, and let them know every day what they mean to you. Focus on the positive things in live, and celebrate life by living it, and exploring new things and meeting new people.
About the tasting notes on this beauty…
This expression you just keep sniffing and sniffing. OMG what a beauty and full, very full of flavours dancing around together in perfect balance…
The nose gives you an extensive array of beautiful tones. Peat, heather, salty seaweed notes, orange marmalade, fudge, tropical fruit notes, pineapple, creamy, thick, mango, lemon, Turkish delight, baklava, pistachio, chocolate, soft roses, pear, apricot, red apple, sweet, salty peanuts, caramel sweetness, mint, passion fruit, raisin, leather, tobacco, vanilla…
The palate has first some pepper, combined with cream, mint, sweet, vanilla, and raisin. And the notes that can be found on the nose just continue in here… It develops in a long finish who is sweet, warm fruit, chocolate/fudge. Very very nice.
This Octomore I scored a 9 our of 10. Although it is 167 ppm and 61%, you would not give that directly. It is just a beautiful balanced dram.
We have been twice to Bruichladdich, once during Feis Ile. It is a great place to visit and meet some wonderful people. Here you can find some of our pictures of our trip of this distillery.
Bliadhna mhath ùr!