Octomore has an undeniable ability to stimulate debate in single malt circles. Defiantly challenging the established preconceptions of what constitutes a quality whisky, the series itself polarises opinion.
Bold and brazen at 5 years old. Super heavily peated. Cask strength. It is the impossible equation. It should not work. Only upon tasting it will you understand its true potential.
Since 2008, we have welcomed this conversation to our doorstep and exposed ourselves to criticism in the hope that we will unlock new realms of flavour. We’ve questioned the elements that contribute towards the depth and balance of each youthful drop… Is it in the sourcing of the raw ingredients? The careful selection of the wood’s quality and style? Or is it in the influence of nature; weather, climate, soil?
In celebration of this work, four new editions marked with the tell-tale διάλογος will be released over 6 months, each a sensorial exploration of knowledge gained.
For now, sit tight. Octomore 09.1 is coming to a shelf near you… around September… we’ll reveal the rest in due course.
The original WMD bottling certainly tickled us. The story began with a letter from the Defence Threat Reduction Agency, inquiring as to why we were shipping distilling equipment that could be adapted for sinister purposes. Never one to miss a trick, or a PR spin, then MD Mark Reynier embellished events, capturing the attention of the nation and the headlines of several respected press.
1,991 bottles have been liberated from our warehouses for this web exclusive. In a bid to make buying as democratic as possible, we’ve restricted purchase to one per person.
- Laddie Shop online exclusive, one per person
- 1,991 bottles only (700ml)
- 46% alc. / vol.
- £300 including VAT
- 25 aged years
- Component 1: 15 years refill sherry maturation before a final 10 years Spanish tempranillo cask maturation (approx. 7 parts)
- Component 2: 25 years refill bourbon maturation (approx. 2 parts)
Available via Bruichladdich shop