Octomore Masterclass 08.4/170 Virgin Oak

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.25
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 6 )

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
  • 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