Octomore Masterclass Collection 4 x 70cl / includes Bruichladdich Old School Academy Experience
Octomore is the super-heavily peated single malt produced by Bruichladdich distillery, the most rountinely heavily peated in the world. The whisky is named after the farm of the same name, located on a hillside north of the town of Port Charlotte. The bottles have been very kindly donated by Bruichladdich, and includes a day's work experience and accommodation for two at the distillery.
Octomore Masterclass 8.1
A limited edition bottling of Bruichladdich's peat monster. This version is aged 8 years and peated to 167ppm.
Limited edition run of 42,000 bottles drawn from first fill American oak casks.
Octomore Masterclass 8.2
A Travel Retail exclusove, and as with the previous release, this is also an 8 year old and again peated to an impressive 167ppm. Matured exclusively in ex-European oak, the 08.2 spent time in casks which previously held Sauternes, Mourvedres, Austrian sweet wine and Amarone.
Octomore Masterclass 8.3
Released in 2017, the 8.3 Masterclass Octomore was marketed by Bruichladdich as being the peatiest whisky produced in Scotland at whopping 309.1ppm.
Matured in ex-Bourbon American oak, and ex-Pauillac, Ventoux, Rhone and Burgundy European oak casks.
Octomore 2009 Masterclass 8.4 Virgin Oak
This 2018 release was composed of 8 year old whisky, 20% of which has been matured full-term in virgin oak casks.
The remainder was initially matured in first-fill bourbon casks before being finished in virgin oak casks that previously held Octomore 7.4.
One of 12,000 bottles, this time at 170ppm.
"Octomore, the name means “Big Eighth”, is the world’s most heavily peated series of single malt Scotch whiskies. Each individual expression is hand-crafted by the Progressive Hebridean Distillers of Bruichladdich on the remote island of Islay. Limited, numbered editions created from stratospherically peated, Scottish barley, they mature entirely in warehouses located on the western shores of Loch Indaal. Cult classics with a devoted following, they are bottled at the distillery without chillfiltration or artificial colouring, at cask strength. For the first time in 2017, Bruichladdich Distillery presented a complete collection of Octomore, a Brobdingnagian assembly that explores the outer edges of organoleptic experience. Octomore whiskies are a sensory enigma, the Eights a potent symbol of understanding and achievement.
We are also offering the ‘old school Academy experience’ to the lucky winner of this item and companion, who will spend a full day working at Bruichladdich, rolling casks and cutting new-make. The experience includes an overnight stay in Bruichladdich’s on-site accommodation for 2 people."