Islay-based distillery Bruichladdich has unveiled a new series of heavily peated Octomore Scotch whiskies – Octomore 11s.
Set to launch on 1 October, the Octomore 11s range includes three expressions that will be available to purchase from specialist retailers and online via bruichladdich.com.
Single malt Octomore 11.1 was matured for five years in first-fill ex-American whiskey casks from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill and Jack Daniel’s. Malted to 139.6 PPM (phenol parts per million), Octomore 11.1 has been bottled at 59.4% ABV without chill-filtration or caramel colouring.
Malted to 139.6 PPM, Octomore 11.2 was matured in two separate casks: 25% of the whisky was aged in Pauillac ex-wine casks, while the remaining 75% was aged in ex-American whiskey casks before being transferred into St Julien wine casks for 18 months. All in all, the whisky was aged for five years on Islay before being bottled at 58.6% ABV without added colouring or chill-filtration.
The third whisky in the new series will be Octomore 11.3 (malted to 194 PPM), which was matured for five years in first-fill American whiskey casks from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniel’s. The whisky was bottled at 61.7% ABV without caramel colouring or chill-filtration.
For more information on Octmore 11, go to bruichladdich.com