OCTOMORE EDITION 10.1
A huge hit at our Octomore event, the cult classic is back in Tasmania with the first edition of the tenth instalment of the super-heavily peated single malt from Islay. Distilled from Scottish barley in 2013, Octomore 10.1 is the benchmark of the 10s series. Deliberately stripped back to an ex- American oak maturation, aged just 5 years old, the .1 edition exposes the structure and presence of the Octomore spirit. Combining smoke with a modest maturation, this 10.1 first and foremost demonstrates the true potential of a considered, patient distillation. Bruichladdich, always at the forefront of transparency, encourages a discussion on all of facets of the production, ageing, and the myriad influences that affects the character of whisky. Could this be a more gentle style of Octomore.... Bruichladdich says that it's exploring "a different realm of 'softer smoke'".
OCTOMORE 10.1 is:
- Malted to 107PPM
- Distilled in 2013 from the 2012 harvest from 100% Scottish grown Concerto Barley
- Matured on Islay for 5 years
- Full term maturation in 1st fill American Whiskey Casks from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniels
- Bottled unchill-filtered and colouring free at Bruichladdich Distillery, 59.8% ALC. / VOL
CHARACTER – Lithe, supple, powerfully confident and a dram more than the sum of its parts. Slow trickle distillation is the hallmark of this muscular, oily spirit.
AROMA – Vanilla led, caramel, hints of smoke but tamed back. candied apple, gooseberry and marzipan.
TASTE – Soft yet powerful and warming on the palate, peppery, barley sugar, smokey – dried earth and hints of rubber. Warm sand, sweetness of charred oak and pineapple.
FINISH – Sweetness from tablet/fudge and a strong peat smoke and cold marine air combination.
COLOUR – Pale golden.
700ml | 59.8% abv | Islay Scotland