Octomore 7.4 Virgin Oak
70cl / 61.2% abv
A radical expression from the Bruichladdich brand, Octomore 7.4 is distilled from barley peated to 167ppm (phenol parts per million) and matured in Virgin Oak. Combining the smoke-rich character of Octomore with sweet honey and vanilla notes of the Virgin Oak casks from the great French oak forests of Allier, this expression is uncharted territory.
Nose: powerful smoke tempered by sweet rich oak with notes of dried fruit, giving way to buttered toast, vanilla, pine needles and green apples with a dusting of cinnamon.
Palate: sweetness, peat smoke and rich toasted oak ignite the taste buds, before coconut, lemon peel, caramel and sweet orange emerge.
Finish: long and lingering with honeysuckle and vanilla fading into smoke.