Octomore 07.1/208 Scottish Barley
Peated Single Malt
Octomore // Islay, Scotland
The final release of the Octomore label under Jim McEwan's stewardship of the Bruichladdich Distillery, this peat monster clocks in at 208 ppm phenol - for comparison, that's four times Ardbeg 10's estimated 54 ppm and more than five times Lagavulin 16's estimated 40 ppm. We suppose that after 52 years in the industry, McEwan wanted to go out with a well-deserved bang. As with the other Octomore releases, the 7.1 is aged for five years (this time in American oak), bottled at 59.5% ABV cask strength, non-chill filtered, and without coloring. If you're lucky enough to find a bottle of this malt, slàinte mhath!
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypeUsed American Oak