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Dream Dram: Reviewing Bruichladdich’s Octomore 7.4 – Virgin Oak


In 2008, the distilling team at Bruichladdich quietly laid down another “what if?” project in the far corner of their 1845 Port Charlotte warehouses. “What if we put 167ppm Octomore spirit into virgin oak casks? What would the combination of smoke-rich Octomore and sweet, honeyed vanilla derived from the great French oak forests of Allier produce?” This was uncharted territory, the first time that spirit …

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