Oc4 – Elements of Islay

Distillery: Octomore
Country: Scotland
Distilled: 2010
Bottled: 2017
No. of Bottles: Small batch
Alcohol: 59.1%
Cask Type: Bourbon casks


Tasting note:

Nose: Clean, with pine smoke and lemongrass. Juniper and fennel seeds make for an intense aromatic experience, with the distillate clearly in the foreground and wood in the background. Of course there is medicinal peatiness, and lots of it.
Palate: White pepper and intense peat reek sit up front. The texture is rich and oily, and while there is heat from the strength, it is all in the background. There is something almost mezcal like about this whisky, run through with smoked juniper and iodine.
Finish: Warm and tangy with flavours of well-cooked meat.