Transparency is a great thing, and I love how much information Bruichladdich provides on their most recent Octomore releases. Just check out my review of the three Octomore Dialogos from a few months ago. For a whisky enthusiast, that’s a gold mine.
The latest release of the Octomore 10 Years Old is also part of the Dialogos series, and low and behold, there’s plenty of details available again.
- Malted to 167PPM
- Distilled from 100% Scottish grown Optic barley, harvested in 2007 and distilled in 2008
- Matured entirely on Islay for 10 years in Port, Cognac, ex-American whiskey and Virgin Oak casks
- Full term maturation in 1st fill Port pipes (37%), 1st fill Cognac casks (31%), 2nd fill ex American whiskey casks (20%)
- With an additional parcel from 3 years first fill ex American, 2 years virgin oak, final 6 years in ex American whiskey casks (12%)
- Limited to 12,000 bottles
Octomore 10 Years Old Dialogos (56.8%, OB, 2018)
Nose: Hints of malted barley and straw, with notes of tobacco as well. A pronounced peat influence, obviously. There’s a touch of varnish, as well as vanilla custard, golden syrup and bitter oranges peel.
Taste: Warm and comforting bonfire smoke, with leather and tobacco leaves, and a touch of medicinal peat and rubber. A whiff of marzipan.
Finish: Lingering vanilla, ash, and smoke. Long.
Another excellent Octomore from Bruichladdich. It lacks a bit of complexity, but makes up for it with boldness and power.
Sample provided by Bruichladdich