It doesn't have a terribly strong smell, but it does have some bitter, do h peat notes at the bottom. There's something mushroomy about the nose, but on the whole it isn't super exciting. It smells a bit like gauze. This smells more like regular scotch than most of the Octomores do. The palate is also more standard with notes of old socks and gross bread coming in. The flavors are fairly piercing with some floral and light fruit notes slipping in. It's kind of like sea spray with that peaty rubber mixed with some floral and fruity elements. The fruits stick to the likes of apple and lemon, but at least that's something. There isn't really any caramel to be found here, but there are wood and rich elements. It's OK, but not particularly enjoyable. There are kind of some seaside and herbal complexities, but they are subtle. It might be more balanced than Laphroaig, but it's also less assertive and interesting. Some grain does come through, but it isn't terribly exciting. Yeah, there's something here, but it tastes a lot like more alcoholic Laphroaig 10 and it's about as good with water added. The hint of citrus on the finish is nice though.
226.0 USD per Bottle