Bruichladdich Octomore 09.1 Dialogos Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Introducing the stunning new Octomore Series. This ninth edition of the heavily peat Islay can definitively debunk the myth that older is better.
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Rejecting the onset of modern automation and homogenization, Bruichladdich Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, only considers production methods that place the quality of liquid above everything else. Diversity starts in the field. Provenance is key. They believe the interaction of man, land, soil and climate is paramount. They value their farmer relationships, reconnecting that lost cycle between farmer and distiller -- land and spirit.

The modern Bruichladdich Distillery is known as the most experimental and adventurous of the Scottish distilleries, and the Bruichladdich Octomore Series represents a singularly unique expression in the world of Scotch whisky.

The Octomore farm is situated on the Rhinos of Islay, a remote area nestled high upon a hill, overlooking the village of Port Charlotte. Octomore harkens to the days of stone cold independence during a time when the legality of distilling had just barely entered the era of “enlightenment."

The word Octomore means “the big eighth,” it’s a term derived from the medieval division of common ground. The Original Octomore distillery was founded in 1816 by George Montgomery. The original spirit they produced at Octomore would have been heavily peated, and being distilled on the brine-soaked shores of the Loch Indaal, the whisky would have been sold very young.

The peat used to dry the barley used in Octomore is sourced from a Caithness Croft, situated in the vastness of Northern Scotland also known as “The Flow Country.” An area where peat has been cultivated since the ice age, developing in waterlogged, anaerobic blanket bogs, forming from the partial decomposition of vegetal matter.

Introducing the ninth incarnation of this heavily peated Islay: Octomore 9.1 Dialogos. Inspired by the Greek concept of conversational exchange, this impressive Islay can definitively debunk the myth that older is better. Distilled in 2012 from 100% Scottish barley, and peated to 156 PPM, Octomore 09.1 is aged in 100% ex-American whiskey casks.

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Proof 118.2 (59.1% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Bruichladdich
Size 750mL
Smoke and oak on the nose with intense sweetness vanilla, and cinder toffee. Thick peat aromas and velvety, vegetal, earthy notes. The palate is soft and nutty, with notes of fudge, nougat, delicate coconut and rose petal floral. The finish is warm and lingering with peat smoke and salted notes.
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