Octomore 08.3 Masterclass
This Octomore 08.3 Masterclass from Bruichladdich is a Super Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Growing barley on Islay is always difficult and yields are low. The autumn of 2010 was wet and windy. A late harvest saw Octomore farmer James Brown facing heavy losses from greylag geese and herds of wild red deer, resulting in a precious little yield. Malting this Octomore grain produced results that were unprecedented, the readings came back at 309.1ppm. Following a carefully controlled trickle distillation, Octomore 08.3 was matured in 56% first fill Bourbon casks, the remaining in ex-Paulliac, Ventoux, Rhone and Burgundy casks.
Named after James Brown’s Octomore Farm near Port Charlotte, itself once housed a still.
The men who tended the fires at Octomore would have grown the barley on their land. Cut the peat from their banks. Distilling a heavily peated spirit and sold very young.
These whiskies are an experiment into what would happen if heavily peated malted barley ran through the tall narrowed neck stills of Bruichladdich.
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