This is very different from any other Octomore I've had, yet it is distinct Octomore, and most importantly; I really like it.
This is a rather civilised nose for an Octomore.
Peat smoke in abundance, but it is round and mellow for what we have come to expect.
Salted meat with a sweet vanilla covering.
Blood orange and grapefruit.
A pinch of cinnamon and some very nice berry notes I can't define.
Potent cheek warming arrival.
Sticky thick chocolate cream, again with a soft vanilla edge.
Round sweet fruit, obviously from the bourbon casks, in nice harmony with salt and ashes from the distillate.
This lingers for quite some time.
Spicy, warm, sweet.