In some respects my critical faculties fail me when I taste Octomore. This is my favourite type of whisky, heavily peated Islay, at a ridiculous 258 ppm (remember Ardbeg is 55 ppm) and it tastes sublime. What’s not to like? And, shit, yes I’ll buy into the fact that terroir matters. Isla barley from Lorgba Field, Octomore Farm. Count me in. It don’t get much better than this. This one goes up to eleven, trust me,if you can find it.