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TEN YEARS / VIRGIN OAK INFLUENCE / 208 PPM / 10 AGED YEARS

Sitting alongside its 11s series counterparts, this Ten Year Old brings a subtler, more mature dimension to the otherwise youthful exuberance of the .1, .2 and .3 spirits. While we deliberately keep the barley influence forward in the .1 and .3 editions, our .2 and Ten Year Old editions introduce cask influence at varying ends of the Octomore age spectrum. While the malt for our Octomore Ten Year Old is initially higher in PPM, the influence of those 5 extra years results in a calmer, deeper spirit.

Seventy-seven casks in total have been combined to create this super heavily peated Islay single malt. The maturation profile is predominantly ex-American whiskey cask matured, with hints of previous releases married together – all from 2009 vintages of spirit.

Bottle Size: 750ml

"At ten years old, Octomore has another dimension to it, the influence of age has calmed the vitality of the spirit and brought more from the wood. It is particularly noticeable with the range of casks used in this expression."

- Adam Hannett, Head Distiller


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TEN YEARS

Tasting Notes


Nose

- Wonderful Bouquet of Peat and fruit. Nectarine and citrus fruits with hints of pineapple and mango, a depth of rich sweetness and complexity. Vanilla and oak sugar, nutty and vibrant. With age the fruit comes through so well, and the depth of flavour is wonderful, more exotic fruits and that citrus and minerality character which is the DNA of our spirit.

Palate

- Wonderful salty tang on the lips, leading into a viscous and honey like texture. Beautiful fruit notes and sweet oak make this a joy to hold on the palate, the peach, ripe pineapple and mango, dried apricot and peach notes are beautifully weighed against the smoke and oak, the extra age and combination of casks bring a level of maturity to this expression of Octomore that gives a new dimension to our understanding of this exceptional single malt

Finish

- Oak driven, coconut, tobacco, vanilla, then smoke. The time in the cask has calmed the smoke, both through the phenols lowering naturally over time and the influence of the oak becoming greater.

Character

- Grown up Octomore, relaxed and refined, with age we lose some of the vitality but develop a sense of calm and deep complexity.

Colour

- Gold.


Product Specification


WHISKY TYPE:

SUPER HEAVILY PEATED ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Phenol Level:

208 PARTS PER MILLION

Vintage/Age:

10 AGED YEARS

Alcohol Strength:

54.3% ALC./VOL

Barley Provenance:

DISTILLED IN 2009 FROM THE 2008 HARVEST OF 100% SCOTTISH GROWN OPTIC BARLEY

Maturation Profile:

MATURED IN A COMBINATION OF VIRGIN OAK & FIRST AND SECOND FILL EX-AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS FROM JIM BEAM, HEAVEN HILL, BUFFALO TRACE AND JACK DANIELS

Bottling:

BOTTLED UNCHILL-FILTERED AND COLOURING FREE AT BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY ON ISLAY

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