Octomore 10.2/96.9 Scottish Barley

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 7 )

Octomore 10.2/96.9 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 10.2 having its barley peated to just 96.9ppm. The barley varieties used in the whisky are Optic and Oxbridge, 100% of it sourced from Scotland. After distillation in 2010, the single malt matured for the first four years in first-fill American oak whiskey barrels. Then the single malt was recasked into ex-Sauternes wine barrels for another four years. Bottled without chill-filtration or added color at cask strength of 56.9% ABV. Only 42,000 bottles produced. Travel Retail Exclusive.

  • age
    8 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill American oak whiskey barrels and ex-Sauternes wine casks

Tasting Notes

"Aromas of stone fruits like peach and nectarine delight first, with a whiff of smoked bacon and charred oak in the background. A touch salty seaweed as well. It gives off a rich, buttery, oily vibe. The mouthfeel is thick and sticky, with notes of butterscotch and refined sugar. Nice interplay between the sweet notes and the barbecue smoke. Hints of leather and rubber, as well as iodine. The strong and powerful spirit really does work well with (fortified) wine maturation."

Score 91

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