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Octomore 10 Years Old 2012 70cl 50°

Distillery : Bruichladdich / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 39146

Le Comptoir Irlandais could not go past the 2012 bottling of Octomore. This 10 Year-Old edition of Octomore is quite sought after and only 6000 bottles have been sold! World famous for its heavily peated whiskies, Bruichladdich distillery will raise the eyebrows of more than one collector with this rare edition. A powerful Single Malt, distilled in high-necked stills, peaking to a 80.5ppm, un-chillfiltered.

*PPM -  phenols parts per million, measuring the influence of the oily smoke peat infusing the germinated barley during the drying process. The longer the exposure, the highest the ppm value is. A well peated Islay whisky reaches a 40-50 ppm. But every whisky still develops its very own character and mouthfeel sensation, depending on the style of each distillery.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
Net Weight0.7 kg
ABV50 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBruichladdich
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
Age10 years
MaturationAmerican Oak
PeatHeavily Peated
PackagingTube
Reference:39146

The peated whiskies of Islay are 30 to 45 ppm*. The first Octomore 1.1., released in 2007, is peated to 131ppm. And one of the last releases, the 6.3. is peated to 258ppm…


Jim McEwan from the Bruichladdich distillery recalls the philosophy by which the distillery crafted the Port Charlotte and Octomore whiskies: “When I asked Bairds, our Inverness malting house, to produce heavily peated barley, it was only curiosity. Just to see what would happen. I had in mind the taste of slow cold-smoked salmon, and I wanted to apply this to whisky. The barley took 5 days to dry… Then, I never asked to raise the peat level, this simply happened. Just like the waves on the sea, you do not always see the bigger ones rolling.”


A rare fact in Scotland, the Bruichladdich distillery uses an open mash tun. Its onion-shaped stills have a very flat base and a slender body. During distillation, alcohol vapours rise slowly, imparting finesse and elegance to the whisky.


With each release, Octomore has been developing even more depth and peated notes. Donald McKenzie, Octomore manager for the Dugas Company in France, deems that “Octomore is a technical whisky, a heavily peated, oily and powerful challenge but still extremely refined. It is a rare, excessive, exceptional whisky.”


The Octomore versions are classified by two numbers separated by a dot. The first number is the batch, the second one is an indication of the whisk maturation. 1 for 100% Bourbon casks, 2 for various cask types. 3 refers to the use of Islay barley.


*PPM -  phenols parts per million, measuring the influence of the oily smoke peat infusing the germinated barley during the drying process. The longer the exposure, the highest the ppm value is. A well peated Islay whisky reaches a 40-50 ppm. But every whisky still develops its very own character and mouthfeel sensation, depending on the style of each distillery.

Colour: golden.

Nose: aromas of smoky chocolate and grapes. Followed by wilder notes such as fresh mint. An overall lifted by the smoky notes.

Palate: a profusion of fruity flavours well-balanced and quite powerful. A mouthfeel sensation of sweetness envelops the mouth at the end.

Finish: characterful and straightforward.