Wednesday, 20 January 2016

News: Octomore 7.4 Virgin Oak

  • Octomore 7.4
  • Bruichladdich Distillery, Loch Indaal (Islay)
  • 2008 - 7 years old
  • 61.2% ABV
  • Virgin oak casks | 12.000 bottles
Bruichladdich added another chapter to the Octomore range. Edition 7.4 is a virgin oak experiment that was laid down in the Port Charlotte warehouses seven years ago.

The heavily peated spirit from Bruichladdich (a.k.a. Octomore) has a phenol level of 167ppm. Bruichladdich described it as a "what if" project that only a few lucky distillery visitors had been able to taste before today.

What would the combination of smoke-rich Octomore and sweet, honeyed vanilla derived from the great French oak forests of Allier produce?

Octomore has been distilled from Scottish malting barley, peated to the highest levels in the industry and matured in fresh (virgin) oak casks. The new head distiller Adam Hannett already supervised the experiment.

Bruichladdich released 12.000 fancy black bottles at a whopping 61.2% ABV.

Available at the online Laddieshop (They ship to the EU).

Tasting notes

A detailed sheet with the official tasting notes from Bruichladdich can be downloaded from the website.

Price: £150 

Source and pictures: Press release Bruichladdich
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