Bruichladdich unveils 14th Octomore edition

Bruichladdich unveils 14th Octomore edition

The latest release of Bruichladdich's heavily peated whisky includes an expression matured in oloroso and amarone casks and one produced from Islay barley

News | 05 Sep 2023

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Bruichladdich has unveiled the 14th annual series of its heavily peated single malt, Octomore. 

 

First launched in 2008, the Octomore releases are matured for five years, bottled close to cask strength, and  produced with malt peated to a minimum of 80ppm. The new Octomore trio has continued the series' history of experimentation with barley provenance, cask types, and peat levels.

 

Octomore 14.1, the starting point of the series, has been distilled from 100 per cent Scottish barley malted to 128.9ppm and was matured in first-fill ex-American whiskey casks. Octomore 14.2 was produced from the same base, 100 per cent Scottish barley peated to 128.9ppm, but matured in a mix of oloroso sherry and amarone casks. Octomore 14.3 was distilled entirely from locally grown Islay barley, malted to a much heavier 214.2ppm, and was matured in a combination of bourbon casks and second-fill wine casks.

 

Bruichladdich's head distiller Adam Hannett said: “Everything we do at Bruichladdich Distillery is about exploring the fundamentals of whisky making – considering how and where our raw ingredient is grown, understanding the influence of terroir, and experimenting with a variety of casks.

 

“These fundamentals are inherent to each Octomore series, and the latest collection is no different. Each of the 14s has its own distinct character while staying true to the Octomore DNA, and this series showcases what can be achieved when we consider every element which contributes to the depth, balance and complexity of each drop of whisky.”

 

The complete Octomore 14 series (14.1, 14.2 and 14.3) is available online at bruichladdich.com and in specialist whisky retailers. Octomore 14.1 is priced at £140, Octomore 14.2 at £155, and Octomore 14.3 at £195.

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