Bruichladdich Octomore 02.2 Orpheus 5 Year Old

Bruichladdich was built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who owned the Dundashill and Yoker grain distilleries in Glasgow.
Unlike their neighbouring distilleries from the island of Islay, the Bruichladdich range is made without peat. Without the influence of smoke, they expose the brilliance of our raw ingredient – barley. Stepping further outside of whisky tradition, they have traced ingredients from origin to bottling, embracing every growing season, the subtlety of changing barley varietals and the methods applied in growing them.

Octomore is the super-heavily peated single malt produced by Bruichladdich distillery, the most routinely heavily peated in the world. The whisky is named after the farm of the same name, located on a hillside north of the town of Port Charlotte. Having been traditionally an un-peated single malt due to the needs of its former owners for their blends, Murray McDavid were quick to diversify the Bruichladdich portfolio, also introducing the more lightly peated Port Charlotte and Lochindaal.

Matured for 5 years, the Orpheus release 02.2 from Bruichladdich has been peated to the same degree as its counter-part, Octomore 02.1 at 140ppm, but then finished using Château Pétrus Bordeaux casks, recognised as one of the world’s top vineyards.

    Nose:    Clear smoke, caramelized bacon, lots of ripe fruit, great milk chocolate.

    Taste:    Beautiful sweet smoke, grilled plums, apricots, peaches, ash, sticky milk chocolate, eucalyptus resin, dense and oily, alcohol perfectly integrated.

    Finish:    Ash, sweet red fruit, eucalyptus, with sweet smoke and peach jam.

Please note: The Octomore range outer tins are extremely prone to dings and scratches. The tins often arrive into our warehouse suffering from minor damage in transit. This is out of our control. When we dispatch to our customers, we will re-pack to avoid further damage in transit but collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.