This poignancy, of taking risks and allowing an actual human to dictate our releases, has taken us down a new path. For the first time in our history, we’re releasing our super-heavily peated whisky at three years of age. It is Octomore malted to 88PPM, matured full-term in Limousin virgin oak, bottled at cask-strength to be precise.
This Octomore 10.4 has not been bottled at three years old because suddenly we are legally allowed to*. Nor are we bottling it because we are a new distillery excited to give our audience a taste of our ‘work-in-progress’. This whisky is the finished article, it has been chosen by our Adam simply because he believes the liquid is ready. More details, taste notes, and reviews here ~ Octomore 10.4
“I can remember filling the casks purely to see what would happen. How would we manage the spirit in these amazingly powerful casks? Tasting the spirit at about two and a half years old in our Port Charlotte dunnage warehouses, I just kept thinking ‘we need to bottle this’! It was a purely instinctive reaction.” says Adam.
In a day and age where whisky marketing is becoming more and more prevalent, this actually isn’t about ‘being bold’ or ‘telling a good story’, it’s just damn good liquid. But that’s our biased opinion. This spirit will certainly polarise opinion, just make sure to taste it.