Bruichladdich Octomore 11.3
  • 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 61.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • butterscotch
  • ashy
  • apricot
  • peaty
  • fire
  • dried fruit
  • brine
  • sweet
  • smoky

Bruichladdich

Octomore 11.3 (0.75l, 61.7%)
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Character Goatson
The Octomore Islay barley is harvested, malted and distilled separately, in order to become a single field, single vintage Single Malt.

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.

The Octomore line of heavily peated Single Malts from Bruichladdich are sequentially numbered like software versions, and the latest release is the 11.x series. Bruichladdich Octomore 11.3 is aged five years and bottled at a cask strength of 61.7% ABV. The chemical compound that peat smoke adds to Whisky is "phenol," and they are rated for smokiness in parts-per-million (ppm). Anything over 100 ppm is noticeably a smoky dram. Octomore 11.3 is rated at 194 phenol ppm, so at cask strength you will feel the celtic beach at Bruichladdich in every sip.

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 61.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden Straw

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The scent is like grilled apricots, seashore, toffee, and campfire.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors are well-balanced with rich tones of fruit and butterscotch layered over wet ash, sea spray, and dried stone fruit.

Finish
The finish is long, rich, and briny with a bit of sweet.
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  • butterscotch
  • ashy
  • apricot
  • peaty
  • fire
  • dried fruit
  • brine
  • sweet
  • smoky
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
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.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
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.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
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