THE IMPOSSIBLE EQUATION
OCTOMORE DEFIES LOGIC, REWARDS THE UNREASONABLE. IT TAKES COURAGE AND BELIEF. BUT FOR THE SEEKER OF TRUTH, THERE IS LIGHT.
[ *Imagery has been derived from 3D data scans of Islay ]
Our Octomore single malts have defied received wisdom since they were first distilled in 2002. Adopted by the quietly confident, Octomore has gathered a dedicated following over the years.
Now reaching its 10th series, our new iterations explore a different realm of ‘softer smoke’. We ask you to dismiss the numbers, and forget everything you think you know. Experience the liquid for yourselves. An openness for the unexpected is encouraged in its creation, so too in your reception.
Forget about whisky. Forget about the Octomore you thought you knew. This series will destabilise even the most devout aficionado. Complex, layered, and endlessly alluring… with instinct over obsession.
This is Octomore 10.
Octomore has an undeniable ability to stimulate conversations in single malt circles. Defiantly challenging the established preconceptions of what constitutes a quality whisky, the series itself polarises opinion.
Sometimes bold and brazen at 5 years old, always super heavily peated and bottled at cask strength, every bottle of Octomore becomes a liquid embodiment of ‘The Impossible Equation’. It should not work and only upon tasting it for yourself, will you understand its true potential.
In each new series of four, we have considered the elements that contribute towards the depth and balance of each youthful drop… Is it in the sourcing of the raw ingredients? The careful selection of the wood’s quality and style? Or is it in the influence of nature; weather, climate, soil? We have initiated this intellectual exercise, welcomed the challenge to our doorstep, and exposed ourselves to criticism in the hope that we will unlock new realms of flavour.
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We are unashamedly experimental. By no means exhaustive, we hope you enjoy browsing this small selection of our historic Octomore single malt whisky bottlings.