Info: Bottled at 44% abv. It’s non chill filtered and has natural colour. Matured in small Octave casks.
Colour: Sun golden straw.
Nose: Similar to the Octaves Classic, the nose is packed full of flavours to explore, lead by beautiful heathery dry peat notes backed up by fruits (apricots).
Palate: Similar to Octave Classic, this is much smoother on your palate than the nose might lead you to expect, in a good way. It has thick, creamy oils, and is lead by the sweet heathery peat, cracked pepper and boiled sweets.
Finish: The finish is fairly long because of the peat; at the back it’s a fight between the peat and newer oaky tones.
Thoughts: I’m enjoying the thick feeling and peat tones in this, it’s all good fun.
Available: Master of Malt – £55.84
Thanks to Glenglassaugh for the sample.
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