Lovers of peat rejoice! The Scottish “world’s most peated whisky” releases four new expressions boisterous enough for a puff on the cigar.
From the Hebridean island of Islay comes the latest four Octomore 11 Series expressions from Bruichladdish Distillery comprising the 11.1, 11.2, 11.3 and 10 Year Old.
One of the four spirits from the Scottish distillery, Octomore is better known for having the world’s most peated whiskies. It’s also one of the two distilleries on the island that can proudly claim almost the entire production of the spirit is done right on location, which has earned the company a B Corp certification last year.
Their sustainability efforts culminate in the Octomore 11.3, made from Islay barley that’s harvested, malted and distilled separately to achieve a single field, single vintage single malt. The four ex-American whiskey casks it’s left to mature in imbues a peatiness that isn’t too overwhelming and allows the spirit’s lighter floral notes to come through.
The rest of the series come with their own stories to tell as well. The Octomore 11.2, for example, is a blend of two styles – one matured in ex-European oak casks used to age red wine and the other comes into contact with ex-American oak casks and ex-Cabernet Sauvignon barriques – and is sold exclusively on their website.
A flight of the Octomore 11.1, 11.3 and 10 Year Old can be found at The Single Cask whisky bar, or by the dram at various locations including Tippling Club and Tess Bar & Kitchen. Bottles available at Paneco, AsherBWS and Simply Whisky.