Bruichladdich Octomore 14.1
Distilled from 100% Scottish mainland barley and peated to 128.9 PPM, Octomore 14.1 is as youthful and dynamic as its predecessors.
The foundation of the 14th annual Octomore series, the 14.1 edition serves as an essential reference point, shaping the evolution of the other expressions.
This latest series is built upon the delicate and intricate harmony of smoke, malt, cask, and maturation, creating a comprehensive drinking journey.
Aged for five years in brand-new ex-American whiskey barrels, the 14.1 edition reveals the full potency and promise of its core ingredients.
Upon nosing, you'll encounter sweet notes of caramel and vanilla, complemented by the vibrant presence of citrus, which effortlessly cuts through Octomore's iconic smokiness. This complex aroma is further enriched by hints of roasted coffee and subtle spices.
Barley: 100% Scottish grown Concerto barley
Malting: Super Heavily Peated
Distilation: Distilled in 2017 from the 2016 harvest
- Age: 5 Aged Years
Maturation: First-fill ex-American whiskey casks
PHENOL LEVEL: 128.9 parts per million (PPM)
Strength: 59.6% ABV
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.