Bruichladdich "Octomore" Edition 14.1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Islay, Scotland) (750 ml) [WE 95, Top 100 Spirits 2023]

Bruichladdich "Octomore" Edition 14.1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(Islay, Scotland)
(750 ml) [WE 95, Top 100 Spirits 2023]

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Notes from the Distillery:
Octomore 14.1 is the backbone of the series and offers a necessary comparison from the other expressions. Distilled from 100% Scottish mainland Concerto barley and malted to 128.9 PPM, it has been matured in first fill bourbon casks. Notes of vanilla, sweet caramel and bright citrus balance Octomore’s signature smoke.

WHISKY TYPE:

  • SUPER HEAVILY PEATED SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHSIKY

    PHENOL LEVEL: 128.9 PARTS PER MILLION

    VINTAGE/AGE: 2016, 5 AGED YEARS

    ALCOHOL STRENGTH: 59.6% ALC./VOL

    BARLEY PROVENANCE: 100% SCOTTISH GROWN CONCERTO BARLEY

    MATURATION PROFILE: FIRST FILL IN EX-AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS

    MALTING: SUPER HEAVILY PEATED

    DISTILLATION: DISTILLED IN 2017 FROM THE 2016 HARVEST

Tasting Notes

CHARACTER: Distilled from 100% Scottish mainland barley and peated to 128.9 PPM, Octomore 14.1 is as youthful and dynamic as its predecessors.

COLOUR: Light Amber

NOSE: Smoked vanilla, sweet caramel, and toffee notes open on the nose, with sooty smoke balanced with delicate coconut and flaked almonds. There is an unmistakable earthy smokiness and a hint of citrus, with lemon meringue pie cutting through rich barbeque pork.

PALATE: Bright citrus, smoke and a distinct minerality come through on the palate, followed by charred oak and beach bonfire embers. Toffee and creamy vanilla are balanced with the earthy smoke, with bright notes of pear, gooseberry fool and green apple simultaneously adding brightness and depth. Roasted coffee, hints of clove and nutmeg begin to come to the fore, with a gentle hint of heather honey. 

FINISH: Butterscotch and vanilla are balanced with Octomore’s signature earthy peat smoke and a hint of salt spray, with burnt heather and gorse flowers settling on the finish.

Awards/Reviews:

 95 Points, Top 100 Spirits of 2023 - Wine Enthusiast

"In this super-peated single malt from the iconic Bruichladdich distillery, look for a golden hue and mild vanilla and spearmint aromas. The palate opens with mouthwatering but terscotch and menthol, finishing long with a smoked maple-sugar effect that ever so slowly tapers off."