Octomore 8.3
Masterclass

70cl / 61.2%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
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Made from barley grown in a single field on Islay, Octomore 8.3 is one of Bruichladdich's 'super heavily peated' whiskies. So heavily peated, in fact, that this edition produced a reading of 309.1PPM (Phenol Parts per Million), the highest ever recorded at malting. The resulting five-year-old whisky is, unsurprisingly, an intensely peaty dram which develops flavours of dark chocolate, cherry and peach.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
5 Year Old
Vintage
2011
No of Bottles
18000
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Chill Filtered
No

Octomore 8.3 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes from the producer

    Aroma: Toasted oak and muddy/peaty smoke, bandages. Maple syrup, fresh linen, sea shells. Evokes a memory of lying in the heather on the peat moss, the warm sun coaxing the scent from the wild flowers. The fruit is cherry, peach and mango, with crème brulee and toffee from the oak and barley.

    Taste: Initially a surprise as the stellar level of peat is bitter and overwhelming. Another sip opens up cherry and peach and toasted sweet oak, dark chocolate, boot polish and seaweed. At this level the peat is a thunder cloud, darkening the atmosphere. You can feel it in your bones.

    Finish: Complex, crème brulee with caramelised brown sugar slightly overdone. Dark plum, orange and kiwi sit well with the malted barley sweetness. The peat smoke is a tremendous presence offering roasted coffee, burnt heather and a place in your memory forever.

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