Octomore 09.3 Dialogos
Peated Single Malt
Octomore // Islay, Scotland
Octomore 09.3 Dialogos is an "uber-provenance" single malt release. The barley used -- the Concerto variety -- is from one field (Irene's Field), one farm (Octomore Farm), and one vintage (harvested in 2011). The yield was 52 tonnes which, after distillation, resulted in 134 casks. The peat level is slightly lower than the other Dialogos releases at 133 ppm. Aged for a total of five years, the breakdown is as follows: 25% 1st fill ex American whiskey casks, 25% 3rd fill virgin oak, 20% 2nd fill Rivesaltes wine casks, 20% Syrah wine casks, and 10% 2nd fill bourbon casks. Bottled at 62.% ABV without added color or chill-filtration. This is a limited release of 18,000 bottles.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typevarious whiskey and wine casks
"The most coastal of this quartet of Octomore, there's quite a bit of salty sea spray, with light notes of rubber gloves and a fair amount of sugary barley water. The smoke is intense, and is accompanied by oak shavings and charred lemon peel. The palate is sweeter with honey and nectarines, although the smoke loses nothing of its abrasiveness either. Slightly medicinal too. An experience!"