Octomore Masterclass 08.1/167

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    4.38
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 62 )

Released as part of the Octomore Eights series, this Islay single malt was aged for 8 years. It was distilled in 2008 from 100% Scottish barley which was peated to a level of 167ppm (parts per million). It was matured in 100% first-fill bourbon barrels and bottled at 59.3% ABV. Only 42,000 bottles were made.

  • age
    8 Year
  • abv
    59.3
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill bourbon barrels

Tasting Notes

"Just like many other Octomore expressions the aroma is not all about peat. There’s also dried chiles, graham cracker, creamy malt, and the thick smell of motor oil. Though the peat is certainly there to give you a knuckle-cracking handshake on the palate. Taste Mexican chocolate mole and more graham crackers as well. The finish, to no surprise, is oily and intensely spiced. Add some water to coax out a little more smoke and temper the dry spices."

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