OCTOMORE 10 Year Old 2020 Edition
Sitting alongside its 11s series counterparts, this Ten Year Old brings a subtler, more mature dimension to the otherwise youthful exuberance of the .1, .2 and .3 spirits. While we deliberately keep the barley influence forward in the .1 and .3 editions, our .2 and Ten Year Old editions introduce cask influence at varying ends of the Octomore age spectrum. While the malt for our Octomore Ten Year Old is initially higher in PPM, the influence of those 5 extra years results in a calmer, deeper spirit.
OCTOMORE 10 Year Old is:
- MALTED TO 208 PPM
- DISTILLED IN 2009 FROM THE 2008 HARVEST OF 100% SCOTTISH GROWN OPTIC BARLEY
- MATURED IN A COMBINATION OF VIRGIN OAK & FIRST AND SECOND FILL EX-AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS FROM JIM BEAM, HEAVEN HILL, BUFFALO TRACE AND JACK DANIELS
- MATURED ENTIRELY ON ISLAY FOR TEN AGED YEARS
BOTTLED UNCHILL-FILTERED AND COLOURING FREE AT
- BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY, 54.3% ALC. / VOL
CHARACTER – Grown up Octomore, relaxed and refined, with age we lose some of the vitality but develop a sense of calm and deep complexity.
AROMA – Wonderful Bouquet of Peat and fruit. Nectarine and citrus fruits with hints of pineapple and mango, a depth of rich sweetness and complexity. Vanilla and oak sugar, nutty and vibrant. With age the fruit comes through so well, and the depth of flavour is wonderful, more exotic fruits and that citrus and minerality character which is the DNA of our spirit.
TASTE – Wonderful salty tang on the lips, leading into a viscous and honey like texture. Beautiful fruit notes and sweet oak make this a joy to hold on the palate, the peach, ripe pineapple and mango, dried apricot and peach notes are beautifully weighed against the smoke and oak, the extra age and combination of casks bring a level of maturity to this expression of Octomore that gives a new dimension to our understanding of this exceptional single malt
FINISH – Oak driven, coconut, tobacco, vanilla, then smoke. The time in the cask has calmed the smoke, both through the phenols lowering naturally over time and the influence of the oak becoming greater.
COLOUR – Gold.
700ml | 54.3% abv | Islay Scotland