Octomore whisky has been produced at Bruichladdich Distillery since 2002. It is the world’s most heavily peated whisky with phenols’ content in malt varies from batch to batch from 80 to over 250 ppm.
The whisky is usually bottled at young age, 5 years old on average, and at natural strength. (We remember that phenols’ content decreases during maturation.) Octomore Edition: 02.1 was distilled from barley malted to phenol specification of 140 ppm and aged in white American oak barrels for 5 years. Bottled at 62.5% abv on June 12, 2009 with an outrun of 15,000 bottles.
Nose: waves of peat smoke, iodine, tarry ropes, pine needles, smoked bacon, lemon grass, juniper berries, green apples, hints of vanilla and sea salt.
Palate: clouds of peat smoke, iodine, lemons, apples, vanilla, brown sugar, pepper, ginger, licorice and ash.
Finish: very long and very smoky, peaty and ashy, with hints of vanilla, pepper, licorice and tar.