Octomore 10.3/114 Islay Barley

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 13 )

Octomore 10.3/114 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 114ppm. The barley used is the Concerto variety and 100% of it was sourced from Octomore Farm located on Islay. 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 61.3% ABV. Only 24,000 bottles produced.

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

Tasting Notes

"Aromas of vanilla and marzipan with beach pebbles, crème brûlée and fudge. Somewhat herbal at times (rosemary), and the charred lemon peel is certainly a nice touch. The salinity translates to the oily palate. There’s a good amount of peat, slightly medicinal even. A touch of rubber and bitter lemon peel, although there’s an inherent sweetness that balances things a bit. Golden syrup? Yes, golden syrup."

Score 90

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