Bruichladdich Octomore 11.1
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2014
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2019
  • Maturation 100% ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 59.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • butterscotch
  • fire
  • apricot
  • citrus zest
  • smoky
  • honey
  • ashy
  • sweet
  • fruit

Bruichladdich

Octomore 11.1 (0.75l, 59.4%)
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Character Goatson
The more approachable Octomore with balanced smoke and butterscotch notes.

The Bruichladdich Distillery is very impressive. In 1881 the Harvey brothers — who came from a Whisky family dynasty — built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house with unheard-of six-meter tall stills. After being closed for a short period between 1994-2001, the distillery was brought back to life using pretty much the same 100 year old equipment by two London Wine merchants, who believed that terroir matters. They proudly practice slow fermentation and slow distillation using traditional wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir. The distillery produces non-peated Bruichladdich Single Malt, Port Charlotte which is peated in the classic Islay style, the heavily peated Octomore, and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.

Bruichladdich Octomore 11.1 is the work-horse of the Octomore line this year. It’s got plenty of smoke at a phenol rating of 139.6 ppm. That’s just about as low a phenol level as you get with Octomore Single Malts and makes it a great entry point with more of the fruit and butterscotch notes rising up through the smoke. But it’s also bottled at 59.4% ABV which is darn near cask strength so it’s not for the weak of heart. And while all of the Octomore versions are limited editions, this one has the most availability. But remember, ALL of the Octomores sell out each year, so wait not.

Smartass Corner:
Bruichladdich is darned hard to say correctly. The trouble is that the "-ich" in Scots Gaelic is sometimes pronounced as a hard "k" and sometimes it’s silent. And in "Bruichladdich" there’s one of each. Say it this way: "brook - laddie" and you’ll be close.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2014
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2019
  • Maturation 100% ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 59.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Summer Hay

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is classic Bruichladdich with notes of butterscotch, honey, and apricots mingling with the smoke and ash notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile follows on the nose with more campfire and apricot notes over creamy butterscotch and citrus zest.

Finish
The finish is long, smoky, and sweet.
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  • butterscotch
  • fire
  • apricot
  • citrus zest
  • smoky
  • honey
  • ashy
  • sweet
  • fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
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