A ten-year-old expression of Octomore from the 11 series releasew.
With ten years in age, this is a softer and more mature expression of Octomore - which is usually brash and bruising.
Initially distilled to 208 PPM, this was vatted from 77 different casks.
The exact make-up of barrels is:
15 casks of 2009 Scottish barley distilled spirit; matured in first fill ex-American whiskey casks from 2009 to 2015 before being transferred into second fill ex-American whiskey casks.
46 casks of 2009 Scottish barley distilled spirit, filled into first fill ex-American whiskey casks.
16 casks of American and Virgin Oak matured single malt; 20% first fill Virgin Oak – aged for 8 years – combined with 80% first fill ex-American whiskey casks ACE’d in second fill Virgin Oak. This complex blend was transferred to second fill ex-American whiskey casks in 2018.
A release of 12,000 bottles.
Official 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.
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