Bruichladdich Launches Octomore 11 Range, A New Series Of Heavily Peated Scotch Whiskies

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Bruichladdich has unveiled the Octomore 11 series. The new range of heavily peated Scotch Whiskies from the Islay distillery includes three expressions and is set to launch on October 1.

Octomore 11.1 is a single malt that matured for five years in first-fill ex-American Whiskey casks from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, and Jack Daniel’s. Bottled at  59.4% ABV, Octomore 11.1 was malted to 139.6 PPM (phenol parts per million).

Octomore 11.2 was also malted to 139.6 PPM. It matured in two separate casks: One quarter of the Whisky was aged in Pauillac ex-wine casks, while the remaining three quarters were aged in ex-American whiskey casks before being transferred into St Julien wine casks for 18 months. In total, the whisky was aged for five years on Islay before being bottled at 58.6% ABV. Unlike the other Octomores in the range, Octomore 11.2 will be available online via the Bruichladdich official website and in global travel retail.

Octomore 11.3 also matured for five years in first-fill American whiskey casks from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Jack Daniel’s. Malted to 194 PPM, the Whisky was bottled at 61.7% ABV.

If that wasn’t enough, Bruichladdich has bottled a 2020 edition of Octomore 10 Years Old to go along with the Octomore 11 series. To make the 10-year-old Whisky, the distillery combined 77 different casks. The Whiskies matured in a mix of virgin oak, and first- and second-fill ex-American Whiskey casks from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniel’s. Octomore 10 Years Old (2020 Edition) was bottled at 54.3% ABV.

The Octomore 11 range and Octomore 10 Years Old (2020 Edition) will be available for purchase on October 1 via Bruichladdich official website as well as a variety of specialty retailers. Pricing for the various bottles has not been announced at this time.


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