Octomore 07.3/169 Islay Barley

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    96
  • Avg. Rating

    4.58
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 73 )

Bruichladdich's Octomore series preaches to peat devotees, in the quest for the best and most heavily peated Islay whiskies ever produced. The 07.3 release clocks in at 169 PPM, and has been aged for five years in ex-bourbon and Spanish Ribera del Duero wine barrels. Distilled from Islay barley, it has also been bottled at cask strength, 63% ABV. The series is named for the Octomore Farm, nestled above Port Charlotte.

  • age
    5 Year
  • abv
    63.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon & Spanish Ribera del Duero wine barrels

Tasting Notes

"A full phenolic range welcomes you on the nose, offering peat, brine and seashell, with background medicinal, tar and rubber notes, and even a touch of honey. The palate brings robust peat but it doesn't obscure the rest of what should be display, with more ocean brine, seaweed and seashell, along with honey, candied fruits and malty sweetness. The warming finish goes for miles, leaving the impression of a salty residue on your lips as if you've air-dried from a dip in the ocean. Add a touch of water for a richer sweetness on the palate, making the finishing peat and smoke all the more explosive. All things Islay in a glass."

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