Bruichladdich Octomore 9.3
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 62.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • black tea
  • oak
  • pear
  • lemon
  • peach
  • malted barley
  • peaty
  • syrup

Bruichladdich

Octomore 9.3 (0.7l, 62.9%)

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Character Goatson
Awe-inspiring Caledonian Scotch rising from the smoke.

The Bruichladdich (brook-ladie) distillery’s history goes back to the 1880s when the Harvey brothers decided to make Whisky. It went through its renaissance in 2000 when a group of Whisky lovers revived it and got an esteemed Master Distiller Jim McEwan on board. Now, they produce 1.5 million liters of Scotch every year and each bottle is its own story. The people who make Bruichladdich Whisky are tough, stubborn and hard-working like their ancestors, but they are also nonconformist and believing in authenticity, they take risks and push the boundaries all the time. Now, the Spirit magicians of the Western Isles conjured something very special.

Octomore is a special line of superb peated Whiskies and the lads of Bruichladdich manages to trap the elusive smoke from the antediluvian subterranean world and use it to make an immensely elegant and subtle Scotch when you'd expect something aggressive and violent. Octomore 09.3 is a fantastic expression at 133 PPM, which makes it slightly milder than .1 and .2, but still magnificently peaty. This precious Spirit was made from the best Islay barley there is, distilled and filled into precisely 134 casks. Mostly second-fill, it's gently influenced by wood, letting through the lovely peat smoke. It's a testament to bold experimentation and betting on only the best, local ingredients. Limited to 18 thousand bottles, 09.3 spent five years in a combination of ex-American oak and French wine casks. It's as Gaelic as it gets and if you listen closely, you'll hear the Caledonian calls for freedom. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 62.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Sepia.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Malted barley and heath fire with hints of black tea, lemon and golden syrup.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Syrup and smoked tea on the palate with flavors of malted barley, wort, pear, peach and flowers.

Finish
Smoky and oaky finish with a taste of sea salt. 
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  • smoky
  • black tea
  • oak
  • pear
  • lemon
  • peach
  • malted barley
  • peaty
  • syrup
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.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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).
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.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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).
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