Bruichladdich Octomore 10 year old (2020 Release), 54.3%
Price: $235 ● Issue: Winter 2020 ● Reviewer: Gavin Smith
Malted to 208 ppm and matured in a mix of virgin oak and first- and second-fill bourbon and Tennessee whiskey barrels. The nose is fragrant, with pepper, iodine, intense peat smoke, and lemon peel. Juicy orchard fruits and more smoke on the palate, with treacle, caramel, and spice. Black tea, licorice, lingering woody peat, and chile in the finish.