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Octomore 10 Year Old - 2008 | Dialogos | Third Edition

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The third edition of Octomore 10 year old, distilled in 2008 from 100% Scottish grown Optic barley malted to 167PPM (harvested in 2007). Described by Bruichladdich as being 'everything Octomore should not be', this latest heavily peated Islay malt has been matured for 10 years in 1st fill Port pipes (37%), 1st fill Cognac casks (31%) and 2nd fill ex American whiskey casks (20%). The final 12% of whisky used was initially matured for 3 years in first fill ex American barrels, then 2 years in virgin oak, then a final maturation of 6 years in ex American whiskey casks.

ABV (Strength)

56.8

Cask Strength

Yes

Age

10

Distillery

Bruichladdich

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Bottle Size

70cl

Region

Islay

Country

Scotland

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Vintage

2008

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes

Octomore 10 Year Old Third Edition Producer Notes

Character: A dram of depth and worth taking some time to get to know. Greater than the sum of its parts and the parts that combine to make it have an individual story of their own.

Aroma: There is a richness, chocolate, tobacco, bonfire smoke, leather. Vanilla custard, blueberry dry straw and pear drops.

Taste: Warming, spicy – mulled wine. Leather and tobacco, malt sugar, icing sugar. All wrapped in earthy peaty smoke. Dry on the palate.

Finish: Oak driven, coconut, tobacco, vanilla, then smoke. In balance 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: Tawny.

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