Octomore Masterclass 08.4/170 Virgin Oak
Peated Single Malt
Octomore // Islay, Scotland
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.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typevirgin oak, first-fill bourbon, refill European oak
"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!"