Led by the structural brilliance of 08.1, we can pause at this symbolic moment to enjoy a single malt masterclass. The experimental ethos, the muscular quality, is still very much to the fore, but there is enlightenment now, a sure-footed confidence. 08.1 is the necessary benchmark, the launch pad from which others can only follow. 08.1 reveals the astonishing subtlety of our phenolic universe, leading us along a pathway into a world like no other.
The Octomore 08.1 edition is:
Distilled in 2008 using 100% Scottish barley, from 2007 harvest
-100% matured in first fill american oak casks, including Buffalo Trace, Clermont Springs, Four Roses, Heaven Hill & Jack Daniels
42,000 btls only-
Colour: Deep Gold
Nose: Aromatic, elegant, complex. Old leather and beeswax with candied orange peel and manuka honey, seductive.
Palate: Rich and silky, a refined balance of maltiness, citrus, heather honey, roasted nuts and a gingery spiciness.
Finish: Satisfying, very long and spicy.">
Robin Bignall, Kilchoman Production Manager; "Having spent its full maturation period in fresh Sauternes casks the whisky has inevitably taken on the textured white age influence associated with Sauternes casks however it remains balanced with an intriguing mix of maritime peat smoke, sweetness and citrus vibrancy."">
Our Price: $108.97
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salt, mild iodine, mild Band-Aid, very mild smoke
mild, just mild iodine, no heat, no warmth
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