Octomore 12.1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml
Nose: Honey, jalapeño, salt, and lime zest, reminiscent of a mezcal cocktail. There’s a rich, almost sticky sense of sugary sweetness. Without water, the smoke is quite muted, more like the warm woodsiness of a cedar sauna than anything that’s actually on fire. Water amplifies the smoke, bringing out a mineral component and muting that sweetness just a touch.
Palate: A sweet, thick texture introduces a densely grain-y palate, something like marmalade and honey on whole grain toast. The sweetness is beautifully balanced with salt. A long, chocolatey finish culminates with bittersweet waves of saline smoke. With water, it’s sweeter and much smokier, and an unusual lime-like tartness emerges in the finish.
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