Octomore 10 years Single Malt – Second Limited Edition
The Octomore 10 Years Single Malt Second Limited Edition belongs to the famous brand of the Bruichladdich distillery on the Scottish island of Islay. An international fan base is gathering around this brand, which is one of the most peated whiskies in the world. The Octomore 10 Year Old Single Malt Second Limited Edition comes with 167 ppm and – in contrast to a number of other bottles of this brand – is also provided with a rather high age specification.
The guaranteed maturation period of 10 years also explains the higher price in this case. Another reason may be the limitation to 18,000 bottles, which are individually numbered. This bottle is one of the coveted collector’s bottles that an Octomore fan should put on the shelf in good time.
Where does it come from?
The Bruichladdich distillery, which has meanwhile won several awards, is located on Islay, the Scottish Hebridean island, which is famous for its peaty whiskies. It was founded in 1881 by the three Harvey brothers: William the economic specialist, Robert the engineer, and John the experienced distiller. While many distilleries established in existing buildings, this was carefully planned and built for its purpose. Three brands are produced: the original Bruichladdich, the peated Port Charlotte and the Octomore, an extremely heavily peated single malt Scotch whisky.
How does the Octomore 10 Year Old Single Malt Second Limited Edition taste?
Distilled in the traditional way in 2006, this special bottle was bottled with a strong alcohol content of 57.3%. The maturation took place in 60% fresh ex-Bourbon barrels and 40% former barrels of Grenache Blanc, a white wine variety that is mainly grown in southern France as well as in northern and eastern Spain. The barrels of this fragrant, full and soft white wine provide to this “peat bomb” additional fine walnut, ginger and citrus tones. It is neither colored, nor chill filtered. A great bottle for every fan of peated whisky!
Have also a look at our tasting videos and enjoy the background articles in our blog “All about Whisky” .
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Nose: smoky and yet fruity with apple and citrus notes, tones of toasted oak, iodine and leather, followed by dark chocolate, ginger and walnuts
Palate: oily on the tongue with full-bodied peat smoke, accompanied by fine oak aromas and notes of salted caramel, marzipan, vanilla, orange peel and crispy malt bread
Finish: long-lasting, peaty, earthy with noble chocolate notes