This Octomore 9 year old is a wonderfully smoky, complex expression from Bruichladdich. Part of the Stories of Wind and Wave Series by The Character of Islay Whisky Company, this has been selected in order to represent the excellence of Islay whiskies. This was distilled at the Bruichladdich Distillery in 2011 and is presented at 50% abv.
The nose is one where you can smell the sea air, with hints of seaweed harmonising with milky coffee and vanilla. On the palate is fresh fruit, apple, pear, and a bit luxurious helping of smoky peat. The finish continues this vein of peat, with a additionally nutty character.