Bruichladdich Octomore 08.3 Masterclass
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon casks and ex-wine casks
  • Alcohol 61.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • peaty
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • oak
  • spicy
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • phenols
  • syrup

Bruichladdich

Octomore 08.3 Masterclass (0.7l, 61.2%)
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The most heavily peated Whisky in the world.

Bruichladdich is an award-winning distillery from the world of malt-making business. Always ahead of time. Employing generations of distilling knowledge and the principle of minimal intervention. Built in 1881 on the wild Scottish island of Islay, their distillery still uses the original Victorian equipment to create a range of single malt Whiskies that are trickle distilled. Almost 150 years have passed since the distillery introduced their first product to the public, but the mad scientists at Bruichladdich are still breaking new ground when it comes to Whisky production. The man wearing the big shoes of his predecessors today, Bruichladdich Head Distiller, Adam Hannett continues that legacy of his fellow-head-distillers before him. 

The distillery - once known for making only unpeated Whisky in a peat stronghold of Islay - decided to break, even smash (!) the tradition with their Octomore collection. It started out as a late night dram conversation round the fire –  “what if we distilled the most heavily peated Whisky in the world?” And distill they did. Yes sir. The rest is history.

This is the ultimate Octomore. Because even though the whole range is packing peat, Bruichladdich Octomore 8.3 is the peatiest of them all. The most heavily peated Octomore to date and what’s even more extraordinary – the most heavily peated Whisky in the World. The numbers back the claim – this edition produced a reading of 309.1 PPM (phenol parts per million), which is the highest ever recorded. Holy smoke! But the numbers, albeit impressive, don’t tell the whole story. This is a true thunderstorm of a dram. Made from barley grown in a single field on Islay, the peat monster was matured for five years in a combination of ex-Bourbon casks and ex-wine casks made from European oak and bottled at a whopping 61,2% ABV. Each and every drop of this exquisite dram is full of force and confidence and firing on all cylinders of flavor.

Can you take the peat? 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon casks and ex-wine casks
  • Alcohol 61.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Maple syrup.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Peat smoke, Honey, Toffee.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich oak, Caramel, Cinnamon.

Finish
Long, spicy and super intense. 
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  • peaty
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • oak
  • spicy
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • phenols
  • syrup
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
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