Bruichladdich Octomore 08.1 Masterclass Single Malt Whisky

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.
Aged for 8 years in true Octomore fashion, the 08.1 release was distilled in 2008 using 100% Scottish Barley from the 2007 Harvest. It matured in First Fill American Oak.

    Nose:    Fresh peat, heavy but not too heavy. Loads of citrus fruits and some green plums, apple and pineapple, vanilla and a green/vegetal note.

    Taste:    More heavily peated now, ashtray alike. Buttery thick, some ozone and maritime notes, vanilla, melon, wild peach and oranges.

    Finish:    Rather long on this heavy ashy peat, buttery soft with vanilla, limoncello and pinch of salt.


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.