Octomore 10.1/107 Scottish Barley

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    4.25
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 3 )

Octomore 10.1/107 is one of four releases in the tenth edition of this 'super heavily-peated' line from Bruichladdich. This tenth edition has a 'softer smoke' than previous releases with Octomore 10.1 having its barley peated to just 107ppm. The barley used is the Concerto variety and 100% of it was sourced from Scotland. After distillation in 2013, the single malt matured fully in first-fill American oak whiskey barrels from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Jack Daniel's. Bottled without chill-filtration or added color at cask strength of 59.8% ABV. Only 42,000 bottles produced.

  • age
    5 Year
  • abv
    59.8
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill American oak whiskey barrels

Tasting Notes

"The nose is surprisingly light and subtle with notes of barley husks, wood smoke and a touch of sour beer, but also licorice root. After a little while apple peel, vanilla custard and almond paste take over and don’t let go of the wheel. The palate is much more powerful. The smoke certainly plays more of a leading role here. Touches of sea shells, sweet barley, a whiff of lime, as well as cloves and chili pepper. A proper, naked Octomore that is so much more than just a peat bomb."

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