Octomore Masterclass 08.4/170 Virgin Oak

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

community rating

4.28
4 out of 5 stars
( 23 )

Released as part of the Octomore Eights series, this Islay single malt was aged for 8 years. It was distilled in 2009 from 100% Scottish barley which was peated to 170ppm (parts per million). 20% of the single malt was aged in virgin oak.

The remainder was aged in first-fill American oak bourbon barrels before being transferred to European virgin oak barrels which formerly held Octomore 7.4. Only 12,000 bottles were produced.

Released as part of the Octomore Eights series, this Islay single malt was aged for 8 years. It was distilled in 2009 from 100% Scottish barley which was peated to 170ppm (parts per million). 20% of the single malt was aged in virgin oak. The remainder was aged in first-fill American oak bourbon barrels before being transferred to European virgin oak barrels which formerly held Octomore 7.4. Only 12,000 bottles were produced.

  • age
    8 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    58.7
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    virgin oak, first-fill bourbon, refill European oak

Tasting Notes

"This wild beast of a whisky has over the top aromas of smoldering barbecue, graphite, roasted seaweed, and zested lemon. The palate is dense and chewy and the barrels do a very good job providing enough sweet vanilla flavor to keep the wild smoke in check enough to be quite delicious. Certainly not for the faint of heart, but a delicious, peat-smoke soaked rollercoaster ride for the daring!"

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Flavor Profile

Smoky & Peaty

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