Tasting Notes


Bruichladdich Octomore 10.2

Dark auburn gold

Hugh ring of bubbles around edge when poured. Sweet tinkling on top then a heavier slap on moving in glass.

Thin band of gold.

Top Notes: honey, gorse, salt, delicious burnt sugars on top of crème caramel.

Hazel nuts, young gorse needles. Coffee, toffee, vanilla.

Bacon and Honey. Dusty old newspaper found in a farmyard loft. Honey comb.

Milk chocolate and new shoe leather.

Alcohol tingle inside the nose.

Custard and dusters. Baked eggs. Gorse and runny honey leading to mushrooms with a hint of steamed broccoli.

Baked custard, honey again and a sharp thin line of something tarry – like a smell of tar on the pilings under an old pier.

Sunshine, American cream soda.

Mouthfeel – Satin with the lovely drying tannins of peat and oak underneath.

Warm, fuzzy buzz in the mouth and warmth down into the chest.

Nose now more vegetal, with a delicious line of acrid peat.

Very easy drinking.

Top strata is honey with an underlayer of peat –  just like a Scottish landscape in summer with bees on the peat moss!


Slàinté mhath!




By Rachel MacNeill