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Octomore 7.3 Review on Malt-Review.com

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I dearly love Bruichladdich Octomore hyper-peated malt whisky. I bought a bottle of the Octomore 6.3 and 7.1 from thewhiskyexchange (could not find locally here in Texas) and ended up buying a second bottle of the 6.3 to hold in reserve. The 7.1 was good, just not 6.3 good. I haven’t found 7.3 online yet, but I will most defiantly be searching for it.

  
Mark at malt-review.com just reviewed Octomore 7.3   Check it out

As it stands, the Octomore 7.3 is still very good. I liked 6.3 – I like this one a lot more. It’s lost the earthiness and replaced it with more elegance. And it’s the first Octomore I might consider as a more social, sharing, great night dram – as opposed to something more brooding and introverted, which have felt typical for the rest of the range. 

I am looking forward to finding me some 7.3 🙂

As much of a fan of smoky, peaty whisky that I am, I realize that smoky whisky may not be for you. For those of you that do not like smoky whisky (or even if you do like it), I encourage to first read my OCTOMORE 6.3 post, followed by my OCTO X Whiskey Review post. I hope you will get a chuckle.

Islay and malt

Despite the name of the BBC Travel article below, it is actually mostly a review of my favorite peated single malts from Islay.

Islay (Ī – la)

Bruichladdich (Broo – ik – laddie)

Laphroaig (La – frō – āg)

Lagavulin (La – ga – vū – in)

(True Scotsmen, please correct my pronunciation as needed. I hope I am close.) 

   

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150511-why-you-should-never-drink-whisky-on-the-rocks