Exposing the structural brilliance of pure, unadulterated Octomore super heavily peated spirit, the 11.1 edition is powerful, understated and vibrant. Underpinned with a delicate balance of smoke and sweet vanilla from the ex-American oak casks, this single malt has spent just 5 years in contact with fresh first fill wood
The presence of peat on the palate is huge, and yet is incredibly balanced with clean fruit and floral notes. Distilled in 2014 from the 2013 harvest of 100% Scottish barley then filled into active ex-American oak, this high provenance, high peat single malt is a fitting embodiment of how quality ingredients demand less time to reach maturity.
Octomore releases only small amounts of whisky ever year, with only 30,000 bottles of the 11.1 released world wide.
- Country: Scotland
- Region: Islay
- ABV: 59.4%
- Cask: Ex-Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, & Heaven Hills American Oak Casks
Founded in 1881 the distillery was known as a workhorse distillery producing un-peated malt for blending purposes and local consumption.
In 2001 a consortium of locals and wine merchants purchased Bruicladdich and nursed the 'Old Lady of Islay' back to health and began production anew.
Octomore is one of 3 single malts produced at The Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay.
Bruichladdich produces 3 single malts, Buichladdich (which is completely unpeated), Port Charlotte (Heavily Peated 30ppm+), and the infamous Octomore (Ultra Heavily Peated 50ppm+ regularly hitting 150ppm+)