Octomore Edition 09.2 Dialogos

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Octomore Edition 09.2 Dialogos / 156 PPM / 5 Aged years

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Octomore 09.2 has followed the same path as its .1 counterpart until its final year. Distilled in 2012, this muscular liquid has spent four years maturing in ex-American oak casks before being recasked into the finest French oak. Carefully selected from the Bordeaux region, these casks coax the dry peat smoke into an expert combination with sweet fruit flavours.

“This is going to be legendary in years to come.” – Adam Hannett

DIALOGOS ( διάλογος ) : A WRITTEN OR SPOKEN CONVERSATIONAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN TWO OR MORE PEOPLE, AND A LITERARY AND THEATRICAL FORM THAT DEPICTS SUCH AN EXCHANGE.


Octomore has an undeniable ability to stimulate debate in single malt circles. Defiantly challenging the established preconceptions of what constitutes a quality whisky, the series itself polarises opinion.

Bold and brazen at 5 years old. Super heavily peated. Cask strength. It is the impossible equation. It should not work. Only upon tasting it will you understand its true potential.

Since 2008, we have welcomed this conversation to our doorstep and exposed ourselves to criticism in the hope that we will unlock new realms of flavour. We’ve questioned the elements that contribute towards the depth and balance of each youthful drop.

In celebration of this work, four new editions marked with the tell-tale διάλογος will be released over 6 months, each a sensorial exploration of knowledge gained.

THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLE

As with all great experiments, one variable must change. Octomore 09.2 has followed the same path as its 09.1 counterpart until its final year. Distilled just one week apart, this edition explores the influence of flavourful European oak.

Sweet fruit, cherry, plum and strawberry notes introduce an interesting dimension to this super-heavily peated spirit but it is perhaps the values of our fellow French artisans that peak our interest.

Curious. Sensitive. Attentive.

We draw parallels from the philosophies of those who have passed on their toasted barriques. Knowing that this wood has originally been sourced with care, filled with liquid that has been pain-stakingly crafted, gives us the confidence to commit our own precious liquid to its full command.

OCTOMORE 09.2 διάλογος is:

  • Malted to 156PPM
  • Distilled from 100% Scottish grown Concerto barley, harvested in 2011 and distilled in 2012
  • Matured entirely on Islay in for five years in ex-american whiskey casks (4yrs) and 2nd fill Bordeaux red wine casks (1yr)
  • Bottled unchill-filtered and colouring free at Bruichladdich Distillery, 58.2% alc. / vol.
  • Limited to 12,000 bottles, and available exclusively through Global Travel Retail

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Octomore 09.2

Tasting Notes


CHARACTER – All about the fruit and oak from the margaux, a totally different dimension to the 9.1 based on one year in the red wine casks. As it opens out there is more and more fruit, cherry, plum, strawberry. This is going to be legendary in years to come.

AROMA – Smoked Jam, blackcurrant, cherry, almond. The smoke is earthy, coffee grounds, oak and vanilla all mixed and always there is fruity strawberry/blackcurranty jam.

TASTE – Dark and complex on the palate, dark cherry, earthy smoke, bitter coffee. Ripe plums and pipe tobacco.

FINISH – Spice comes through, earthy, peppery, smoke as ever comes through strong on the palate.

COLOUR – Cinnamon .

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