I am on my way to New Orleans this morning so I decided to save time and lift some content from other blogs. The big news (as I see it anyway) comes from Scotland. A side project from Bruichladdich, The Octomore, has been bottled for the first time today. This whiskey is named after a nearby farm and a long defunct distillery but is made at Bruichladdich. The interesting thing about it is that is the most heavily peated of all scotch whiskey, a title previously held by Ardbeg. I won't bore anyone with the science of it (120 ppm phenol if I remember correctly...I couldn't resist), just know that it is over twice as peated as any other contender.
I can attest to the truth of that. If you look closely at my pic over on the right, you will see me humping a barrel of this stuff.
It is mighty.