A 9-year-old ultra-peated whisky from Bruichladdich, distilled to their 'Octomore' grade specifications.
This is from the Character Of Islay whisky company's "Wind & Wave' series and has been bottled in Australia for Barrel & Batch.
Distilled 2011 and aged for 9 years in an ex-bourbon cask. This has been bottled at 50%.
Character Of Islay is an independent bottler of Islay whiskies from Atom Brands, the company also behind That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Darkness and Drinks By The Dram.
Exceedingly rare, independent Octomore is only available to those bottlers with exceptional relationships in Scotland.
Tasting notes by Sam Simmons, Head Of Whisky for Atom:
Nose: Coastal air and seaweed, plus hints of milky coffee and vanilla pod.
Palate: Fresh fruit - green apples, white grapes and more - shortly followed by another helping of smoky peat.
Finish: Nutty on the finish, but once again still peaty.
Barrel & Batch is an Australia whisky co-op that sources single cask and rare whiskies from all over the country including Scotland, American and Australia. The limited release whiskies are offered to members of the co-op, but here at The Oak Barrel we’re lucky enough to get our hands on a small number of the odd release.
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