Octomore EDITION 12.3 62,1% Vol. 0,7l in Tinbox
SKU : 37220
Vendor : Octomore
Product Type : Whisky
Volume, ml: 700
Alcohol, ABV: 62.1
Base spirit: Barley
Country: Great Britain
Region: Scotland, Islay
Octomore 12.3 is a single vintage, single field, single malt. Raised in Church Field on Octomore Farm by friend and farmer James Brown, this Islay grown barley has been trickle distilled through our tall narrow necked stills just two miles from where it was grown.
A SINGULAR MALT
This terroir-driven spirit took two separate journeys before being combined; 75% was filled into ex-American whiskey casks, while the remaining 25% spent five years maturing in genuine Pedro Ximenez Solera casks from Jerez bodega Fernando de Castilla.
This Islay barley spirit breathed slowly and delicately for five aged years, its salty citrus marine note resulting from the locale of where the barley was grown and our warehouses proximity to the sea. The Pedro Ximenez casks contribute sweet dried fruit notes which highlight the rich dry peat smoke of Octomore.
The Pedro Ximenez casks bring a luxurious dried fruit style which is sweet and rich. This layers beautifully with the phenols and light marine notes.
Light Polished Copper
Delicate sherry notes of fig, raisin and dates combine with charcoal, boot polish smoky notes to set the tone for this dram. Light citrus and honey from the spirit combine with intense floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom before moving into dark toffee, milk chocolate and vanilla from the oak - adding complexity and depth to the aroma. Smoked grain, seaweed, linseed oil and tobacco follow as the whisky continues to open.
Peppery nasturtium flowers, dark chocolate, earthy peat smoke and sherry fruits rush across the palate. The peat smoke and the dried fruit dominate, before barley sugar and charred oak come through, releasing rich toffee and tobacco notes. Sweet pastry and toasted grain follow, before earthy peat smoke.
Charcoal, soot and dried figs linger, with subtle hints of salted lemons and bitter chocolate.
- BARLEY PROVENANCE: 100% Octomore Farm, Islay grown, Concerto barley
- MALTING: Super Heavily Peated
- DISTILLATION: Distilled in 2015 from the 2014 harvest
- AGE: 5 Aged Years
- MATURATION PROFILE: Two parcels of super heavily peated spirit were married together to create this 12.3. The first parcel (75%) was matured full term in first fill American whiskey casks. The second parcel (25%) was matured full term in first fill PX sherry butts from Fernando de Castilla
- PHENOL LEVEL: 118.1 parts per million (PPM)
- STRENGTH: 62.1% ABV
- FARMS: Octomore Farm