Octomore 07.2/208 Cask Evolution

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

5.0 out of 5 stars
This came courtesy of @Generously_Paul. I was hesitant on trying it because I really disliked the 7.3, but this is a completely different beast, all to its own. Brown sugar was the first note on the nose I got, along with maple syrup, and more spicy than sweet though. Cinnamon, nutmeg, candied bacon, and kielbasa come to mind also. Palate is also fantastic, with mouthwatering peat, deep ruby fruits, barbecue, and steak. Sounds like a damn good dinner to me! It has a really long finish married will with savory and sweet notes as well. Water adds some maritime characteristics as well. Extremely well done Bruichladdich! Only more age (this is about a 5 year) would maybe help this one, but it doesn't need it. 4.75! This one is lovely, complex, and deserves your time. The theme of this dram needs to scream summer... "She Bangs the Drums" by The Stone Roses will do.
  • Telex

    I actually liked this one even more than the 7.1. Best of the 7 series for me by far.

  • LeeEvolved

    I think if it says Octomore on the label it’s bound to be delicious.

  • Generously_Paul

    I think the 7.1 was slightly better, but I enjoyed this one a lot too.