% | | Islay
59.1% | 70cl
- Malted to 156PPM
- Distilled from 100% Scottish grown Concerto barley, harvested in 2011 and distilled in 2012
- Matured entirely on Islay for five years in ex-American whiskey casks (5yrs), full term in Jim Beam (51%), Jack Daniels (26%), Clermont (15%), Old Grand-Dad (8%)
- Bottled unchill-filtered and colouring free at Bruichladdich Distillery, 59.1% alc. / vol.
- Limited to 42,000 bottles
Octomore 09.1 questions the fundamentals of superior single malt Scotch. Confident in its five year age statement, our Head Distiller demonstrates how a focus on raw ingredients and considered distillation can definitively debunk the myth that older is better. Distilled in 2012 from 100% Scottish barley, the 09.1 is matured full-term in top-tier ex-American whiskey casks.
CHARACTER – Refined, sleek, confident in its youth. Older than its years.
AROMA – Smoke and oak, intense sweetness from the cask, vanilla, cinder toffee. The smoke is thick, velvety and vegetal, peat and earthy.
TASTE – Soft on the palate- no aggression, nutty, fudge, nougat, delicate coconut and rose petal floral.
FINISH – Long peat finish, hints of treacle, warm sand/salt.
COLOUR – Pale gold.