OCTOMORE 12.1

Islay Bruichladdich

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Origin Scotland, Malt Whisky
Village Islay
ABV 59.9%

Nowhere is the dualism of our Octomore super heavily peated series more pertinent than in our .1 edition. Never as expected, delicate but powerful, this is unadulterated heavy smoke balanced with our vivacious and dynamic, fruity and floral distillate. While Octomore in itself does not conform to tradition, our Head Distiller Adam Hannett is inclined to mature Octomore .1 editions solely in ex-American whiskey casks for 5 vibrant years. Octomore 12.1 is the necessary control for the rest of the series, as experiments within an experiment, but our baseline should not be underestimated. Mainland grown Scottish barley is distilled in a patient and considered trickle. The stripped back maturation profile allows a sensory conversation that highlights the cereal-rich, malty notes of this barley-forward single malt. Vanilla, citrus and fudge culminate in an enigmatic challenge to received whisky wisdom. Winemaker's notes (Dec 2021)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

Bruichladdich

The Bruichladdich Distillery (pronounced brook-laddie), was built in 1881 on the shores of Loch Indaal, Islay, by three brothers; William, John and Robert Harvey.

Not long after the distillery was built, William assumed full control and ownership, which he maintained until his death in 1930; after which the company passed through the hands of a few big names in the Whisky industry, before most recently being bought in 2012 by Rémy Cointreau.

The firm still maintains its traditional values and firm independence. Bruichladdie uses only Scottish-produced barley, and also still uses the only open-topped mash tun on the island, along with some of their original Victorian equipment.

They produce three distinct types of malt whisky, and have recently branched into the world of gin.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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