700ML / 63.8% ABV.
This 6 year old Octomore single malt Scotch whisky from the Bruichladdich distillery has been independently bottled by the Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company. Heavily peated and matured in a Sauternes cask. Bottled a 63.8% ABV without chill-filtration or additional colouring. Only 300 bottles available.
Nose: Peat. Vegetal and dry, with a faintly maritime character. The cask lends a little balancing sweetness, with hints of honey and Pink Lady apples.
Palate: An initial orchard fruit sweetness is followed by waves of peat; first herbal and piney, now bittersweet and dry. Coffee and tobacco smoke linger on the tongue.
Finish: The drier, earthy aspects of the peat hang around as the sweeter contributions from the cask come back into play. Dark chocolate, maple and cedar can be detected.