Wednesday, 12 October 2016

News: Octomore Meleager

Is Bruichladdich planning a lower ABV version of its fabled Octomore single malt? Or just a prank to rouse curousity? The 46% ABV goes a bit against their 50% ABV policy so this might be only a test version of the label. And there's nog age statement. Again something that doesn't fit their transparency policy. The whisky is a vatting of American & French (ex-Ch√Ęteau d'Yquem?) casks.

Some Laddiefans claim this could be a private cask of Mark Reynier, the former CEO of Bruichladdich. That would explain the MBRPT1 code on the label: MBR (MARK BARTHOLOMEW REYNIER) PT (Private). Apparently the first Octomores were also bottled at 46% and a fairly modest ppm - in Octomore terms - of 80.5ppm.

I discovered this recent entry from them in the Colas Online database. We'll see if it really hits the market.

Identity Card

  • Octomore  Meleager

  • Limited edition? (Bottle... of ...)

  • Alcohol: 46% ABV

  • Vatting of American & French Oak


Octomore Meleager

Entries from the TTB Public Registry (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) are a fairly reliable source for upcoming new whiskies. Although not all entries make it to the market. There’s always the possibility a brand decides not to launch a whisky, even if the label has been approved. Until the distillery sends out a press release, this whisky should be considered a rumour…

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