Bruichladdich Octomore 06.1
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2008
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 57%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • honey
  • oak
  • citrus
  • bread
  • apple
  • sweet
  • toasted

Bruichladdich

Octomore 06.1 (0.7l, 57%)

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Breaking convention matters: The most Heavily Peated Scotch on the Planet.

Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland, the World even. It was built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who came from a dynastic Whisky family. The brothers had wanted to create a distillery that was the very antithesis of an Islay farm distillery. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6m tall stills, which was unheard of at that time, and way ahead of its time.

Today, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it did over 100 years ago. Their belief is, as the French culinary saying goes, "it is in the oldest pots that the best soup is made". Slow fermentation, slow distillation, in very traditional, wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir.

Some years ago, Late at night, the creative folk at Bruichladdich stumbled, or rather, drammed on an idea, after a dose of their own medicine. They decided the break all norms and create the most heavily peated Scotch Whisky in the World. They wanted to show everyone that the quality of Scotch isn't just a function of its age. Thus, they created the Bruichladdich Octomore, named for James Brown's farm above Port Charlotte, where in days past a distillery produced very heavily peated Whisky.The Octomore 06.1, their 6th edition,  was aged for 5 years and has a PPM (Phenols-per-Million) value of 167! For reference, Laphroaig's Quartercask stands at around 50. Absolutely insane, this is a must-MUST-have for peat freaks!

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2008
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 57%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • peaty
  • smoky
  • honey
  • oak
  • citrus
  • bread
  • apple
  • sweet
  • toasted
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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