Made solely from barley grown on Irene's Farm in Islay (peated to 133 PPM) and aged for five years in mostly second-fill American whiskey barrels, this is a fascinating study of how a single-vintage low-yield harvest affects the whisky character. This has intense notes of malted barley, black tea, golden syrup, burning heather and smoke.
The Octomore 9 series has been named dialogos (dialogue in ancient Greek) in recognition of the whisky's ability to provoke debate amongst whisky enthusiasts.
The octomore 09.3 edition is:
- Distilled in 2012, using 100% Islay barley
- 12,000 btls only
- 62.9%% abv
- Region: Islay
- Age/Name: OCTOMORE 09.3
- Size: 70cl
- Strength: 52.9% ABV
- Bottled By: Remy Cointreau
- Chill-Filtered: Unchill-filtered
Nose: Malted barley, Horlicks, the smell of the mash going into the mashtun. Heather wildfire, black tea, golden syrup, lemon sponge.
Palate: Golden syrup in the tin, smoked tea, wort, malted barley, pear, peach melba. Sea spray, heather flowers.
Finish: Smoke, toasted oak, rye bread, salt, ozone.