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Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich Octomore 11.1

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Octomore… it’s that moment when the rules change. You just have to trust in your instincts. There’s no questioning whether we’ve made the right choices with our Scottish barley, fermentation time, in the patient distillation or the oak we’ve filled. From that point on, you just have to relinquish control and let the liquid lead you. It’s like you’ve got to take a leap of faith… close your eyes and jump… see where you land. - Adam Hannett, Head Distiller

Distilled in 2014 from the 2013 harvest of 100% Scottish barley then filled into ex-American oak, this high provenance, high peat single malt is a fitting embodiment of how quality ingredients demand less time to reach maturity. Exposing the structural brilliance of our pure, unadulterated Octomore super heavily peated spirit, our 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.

Bottle Size: 750ml

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Notes of Scent & Flavor

  • AROMA

    Initial notes of lemon, wet peat, pencil shavings, green fruit and malty notes.
  • Taste

    The strong presence of peat & earth on the palate, and yet is incredibly balanced with clean fruit and floral notes
  • Finish

    Malt, huge Peat notes, earthy and oily, tar and bonfires. Vanilla honey, ginger spice and syrupy sweetness.

“The presence of peat on the palate is huge, and yet is incredibly balanced with clean fruit and floral notes.”


Origins

The makers of Octomore, hailing from Bruichladdich Distillery, describe their super-heavily peated single malt as “a late night ‘what-if?’ idea”. What if they ripped up the whisky rulebook? What if they distilled the world’s most heavily peated single malt? What if that malt was distilled then aged for just half the conventional maturation time, and then bottled at cask strength? What if they focussed on quality, not quantity? Those who have tasted Octomore will know that the resultant liquid defies traditional whisky wisdom. In theory, it’s too strong, too young, too heavily peated. But on the palate, layer upon layer of sophisticated single malt awaits. From the very first distillation to the debut of this 11th series, Octomore has been an organoleptic reward for risk takers.