SCOTLAND-ISLAY / 0.70 liter, 63%
THIS, OCTOMORE 07.3, IS THE SECOND RELEASE OF OCTOMORE OF OCTOMORE - OCTOMORE WHISKY MADE FROM BARLEY GROWN TWO MILES ALONG THE COAST FROM THE DISTILLERY AT FARMER AND FRIEND JAMES BROWN'S OCTOMORE FARM.
It was distilled in 2010 from grain harvested on Lorgba field the previous summer, peated to 169ppm and matured here on Islay for all its life in American bourbon barrels and Spanish wine casks of Ribera del Duero.
Uber provenance, uber experimental, Octomore of Octomore embodies the quintessence of teh philosophy.
The texture is a striking testament to the Distiller’s art, rich and satin smooth despite the high strength. Initially there is salt on the lips with sweetness from the American Oak combining with the peat smoke. A second sip uncovers the heart of the dram through layers of peaches, apricot, melon and ginger syrup. Once there, malted Islay barley and toasted oak compliment floral notes of wild thyme, mint and buttercup.