Bruichladdich Octomore 10 Year Old Dialogos
70cl, 56.8% abv
This is a limited edition third release of 10 year old Octomore single malt Scotch whisky from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery. The good people from Bruichladdich describe it thus... "Taking a different maturation path than its decade old predecessors, this third edition demonstrates the playfulness of our warehouse master. A patchwork quilt of sorts, many parcels of sophisticated spirit have been knitted together to complete this series' relentless path of discovery." It was malted to 167PPM, distilled from 100% Scottish grown Optic barley, harvested in 2007 and distilled in 2008. Matured entirely on Islay for ten years in Port, Cognac, ex-American whiskey and virgin oak casks. This is an edition of 12,000 bottles.
Nose: Rich, with chocolate and tobacco mingling with vanilla custard and pear drops.
Palate: Warm and spicy. Mulled wine, leather and tobacco with earthy, peaty smoke.
Finish: Long with oak, tobacco and a warm smokey finish.