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Octomore 10 Year Old - 2nd Limited Edition

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The second release of 10 year old Octomore, distilled using 100% Scottish barley, peated to an incredible 167ppm! Matured in a combination of first-fill bourbon and Grenache Blanc wine casks then bottled in 2016 at 57.3%.

ABV (Strength)

57.3

Cask Type

First-fill bourbon & Grenache Blanc wine casks

Age

10

Distillery

Bruichladdich

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Bottle Size

70cl

Bottling Date

2016

Region

Islay

Country

Scotland

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes

Octomore 10 Year Old 2nd Edition Producer Tasting Notes

Colour: Autumn sun on copper stills.

Nose: The Octomore DNA is evident as soon as the cork is popped. The smoke is closely intertwined with the rich and fruity toasted oak of the Grenache casks. Wisps of smoky iodine, leather, polish, Nutella, ginger syrup, walnuts and orange peels compete for your attention before allowing the fruit to come into its own as lemon and green apples are held together in the grip of the typical Octomore smoky, salty rope, marine character.

Palate: The heat from the natural strength is tempered by the wonderful texture in this whisky, not only has 10 years of maturation in fabulous American Bourbon and French Grenache casks allowed the phenol level to calm it has allowed the viscous, oil rich body of the whisky to build a strong confident character. The balance of smoke, oak and fruit is different from other Octomores, as the phenols naturally fade with age the fabulous casks develop a strong hold on the spirit, salted caramel, marzipan vanilla and crusty malty bread.

Finish: Given time eventually the power will fade, though after a couple of sips you may be forgiven for thinking your palate is altered forever as the smoke ligers for fully an hour! As ever the dry peat smoke will be the last flavour to remain reminiscent of pipe tobacco ash and peat tea, an island delicacy of tea brewed over a peat fire while gathering peats on the moss. this whisky is scarce, if you are lucky enough to taste it, treasure it.

Mood: This dram is bright and honest and has depth and backbone. Watching this spirit is develop is a privilege as there is a feeling with Octomore that there will always be a secret to revealed.

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