Octomore 12.3 Scotch Whiskey 750ml

EDITION 12.3 / 118.1 PPM / 5 AGED YEARS

  • DISTILLED IN 2015 FROM THE 2014 HARVEST OF 100% OCTOMORE FARM GROWN CONCERTO BARLEY
  • MATURATION PROFILE: TWO PARCELS OF SUPER HEAVILY PEATED SPIRIT WERE MARRIED TOGETHER TO CREATE THIS 12.3. THE FIRST PARCEL (75%) WAS MATURED FULL TERM IN FIRST FILL AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS. THE SECOND PARCEL (25%) WAS MATURED FULL TERM IN FIRST FILL PX SHERRY BUTTS FROM FERNANDO DE CASTILLA
  • MATURED ON ISLAY FOR 5 AGED YEARS
  • BOTTLED UNCHILL-FILTERED AND COLOURING FREE AT BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY

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Description

Octomore 12.3 Scotch Whiskey 750ml

Octomore 12.3 is single vintage, single field, single malt. Raised in Church Field on Octomore Farm by friend and farmer James Brown, this Islay grown barley has been trickle distilled through our tall narrow necked stills just two miles from where it was grown. This terroir-driven spirit would take two separate journeys before being combined; 75% was filled into ex-American whiskey casks, while the remaining 25% spent five years maturing in genuine Pedro Ximenez Solera casks from Jerez bodega Fernando de Castilla. This Islay barley spirit has breathed slowly and delicately for five aged years, its salty citrus marine note resulting from the locale of where the barley was grown and our warehouses proximity to the sea. The Pedro Ximenez casks contribute sweet dried fruit notes which highlight the rich dry peat smoke of Octomore.

TASTING NOTES
CHARACTER – Vibrant, punchy and lively initially and then opens up to reveal layers of complexity, instilled through slow distillation, careful maturation and cask selection. A dram that rewards those who seek to discover the mysterious, enigmatic whisky that is Octomore.

AROMA – Opens on zesty citrus freshness and earthy peat smoke. Vanilla sponge cake and barley sugars with rich malt sweetness. Coconut and chocolate, vanilla and caramel follow and as the aromas open further cinder toffee and layers of Peat smoke and honey come to the fore.

TASTE – Peppery and sweet on the palate, with a texture of warm golden syrup. Honey and peat smoke then fired oak chips and peaty apricot jam open. Another sip brings malted barley sugars and straw, heather flower and a nutty nougat sweetness. A mineral sandy note sits on the palate and brings through a dry phenolic earthy smoke and hints of orange zest and pear drops.

FINISH – The finish brings salted caramel with floral and herbal notes. Honeysuckle, primrose and then gentle peat smoke, as ever, the note that drifts on the longest.

COLOUR – Light gold.

 

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Specification

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 6.5 × 15 in
Brand

Octomore

Alcohol type

Scotch

Age

5 Years

Region

Scotland

Proof

118.1 Proof