Octomore 10.3/114 Islay Barley
Peated Single Malt
Octomore // Islay, Scotland
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.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typefirst-fill American oak whiskey barrels
"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."