Octomore 10.4/88 Virgin Oak

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

community rating

4.48
4 out of 5 stars
( 12 )

Octomore 10.4/88 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 10.4 having its barley peated to just 88ppm. The barley used is the Concerto variety and 100% of it was sourced from Islay on the Octomore Farm. After distillation in 2016, the single malt matured fully in virgin French Limousin oak casks for three years. This is the youngest expression ever released in the Octomore portfolio. Bottled without chill-filtration or added color at cask strength of 63.5% ABV. Only 12,000 bottles produced. Expected January 2020 release.

  • age
    3 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    63.5
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    virgin French Limousin oak

Tasting Notes

"Whiffs of resin and rubber are the first aromas to stand out, followed by a deep and rich note of bonfire, but very unusual compared to most smoky whiskies. Spicy arrival on the palate with notes of pepper, cloves and nutmeg. Fairly dry as well. More peaty than smoky, the inverted experience of the nose, although that bonfire note does peak through on the palate every once in a while. Interesting, to say the least. Markedly different than the other three Octomore 10s, let alone other whiskies out there."

Score 88

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