On 26th April 2017
octomore OBA Concept
We present Adam's Octomore “OBA Concept”, a limited distillery release of only 3,000 x 500ml bottles.
Available for pre-order now. Maximum 2 per person. Dispatch expected April 2017. Shipping cannot be combined for this product.
Our story begins at Feis Ile 2016, Adam Hannett’s first Masterclass as head distiller. There was a deal of expectation and Adam had indeed something special to share. It was Octomore; but not as we know it.
The Octomore proposition had always been straightforward – mind and palate bending levels of peat, with the finesse and elegance of traditional Bruichladdich, bottled mostly at five years old. Sonnets in peat and barley.
But this Octomore was different. There was a lot more going on – layers of complex flavour that evolved over time, an elusive, shape-shifting spirit that refused to be tied down. What alchemy was this?
Now we present Adam's Octomore “OBA Concept”, a limited distillery release of only 3,000 x 500ml bottles. Rare indeed, and Adam is giving no secrets away, no clues, no workings out – the drinker will be the judge.
Please note that this photo is an artist's impression.
Curiosity has led us to a release full of complexity; layered flavours that combine and overlap each other in a way we haven’t seen before in Octomore.
The dark dried fruit and bitter chocolate combination on the nose is followed by an explosion on the palate.
Dry peat smoke, spicy ginger, liquorice, then tea leaves and moist tobacco. Apricot and sea salt wrapped in a blanket of salty, smoky dried fruit.
This whisky has deep, dark depths to discover. The complexity holds everything together, tightly bound and secret. A combination of the rarest spirit and casks we have.
The finish is desperately long, the lingering flavours will twist and turn as they compete for the final word from this outrageous dram.
On 14th April 2017