Octomore is a series you peat-heads have come to know and love and this tenth series is one for the ages. Edition 10.1 is peated to 107ppm, lower than most previous releases, and is matured in first-fill ex-whiskey barrels from notable producers like Beam, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Jack.
With notes of vanilla, gooseberry, apples and toasted almond wrapped in a veil of smoke this is one of those whiskies that will continue to open as it sits in the glass, or after you had a tiny splash of water. Another remarkable release in a long line of legendary whiskies from Octomore!
**One Bottle Limit Per Customer**
For many, the word Islay is synonymous with peat smoke, however, such is not always the case. Bruichladdich's former master distiller Jim McEwan, an Islay native with over forty years of experience, started a revolution among the island whiskies by skillfully creating a core of bottlings in an array of styles and flavors that are contrary to the region's status quo. Though some are made from peated malt, a majority are not and are more focused on the delicate nuances that come with age and barrels selected from around the world. The true "spirit" of Bruichladdich (pronounced brew-ik-lad-e) starts with organic and heritage barleys grown on selected farms for ultimate individuality. Microchip-free distilling in tall narrow-necked stills, followed by island maturation and natural bottling, producing some of the purest single malts in all of Scotland. From there, Jim selects wine casks from around the globe and when the whisky is ready, he'll rest it in the right barrel for a few month just to add another level of flavor. Fast forward to 2015 and Jim is now retired and Adam Hannett has taken the reins. Adam worked with Jim for many years and is ready to show the world what he's learned. We're excited for what's to come.