Bruichladdich Ocotmore 13.3
This expression of Octomore by the renown Bruichladdich distillery demonstrate the phenomenal force of flavour when combining super-heavy peat with the variable harvests gathered from the mighty island of Islay. To add to the complexity of the flavour this expression was matured in first fill ex-American whiskey barrels and a selection of second fill European oak casks, hailing from the Rivesaltes region of France and the Ribera del Duero region of Spain.
- Barley: 110% Islay grown Concerto Barley from the Octomore Farm
- PPM: 129.3
- Age: 5 years
- Distillation: 2016 from the 2015 harvest
- Strength: 61.1% ABV
- Maturation: First Fill ex American Whiskey Barels, 2nd Fill European Oak Casks
This distillery was built in 1881 by the owners of grain whisky distilleries in Glasgow. This distillery (and the two grain distilleries) were used to supply the market with blended whisky. When the distillery was built, it differentiated itself from other Islay distilleries for its modern design and tall stills which produced a lighter spirit.
The distillery was badly affected by a fire in 1934 and, after it refurbished, it went through many changes of ownership. In 2001 a group of investors acquired it and promptly appointed legendary distiller Jim McEwan as head of distillation.
Under that ownership, the distillery was revitalised and acquired cult status among whisky enthusiasts. Remy Cointreau, the current owners, took over it in 2012.
The spirit produced at the distillery has a distinctive freshness and acidity. This characteristic shines even the most heavily peated expression from the distillery: Octomore.