Introducing Octomore 13.1 5 Year Old Single Malt Whisky - a sensory journey like no other awaits you. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this exceptional peated whisky will captivate whisky enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
Distilled from the 2015 harvest of 100% Scottish Mainland barley, Octomore 13.1 is a true masterpiece. Malted to an astonishingly high 137.3 PPM and aged in the finest American oak casks, this whisky delivers a rich and complex flavor profile that is simply unparalleled.
From the moment you uncork the bottle, the enticing nose of Octomore 13.1 will transport you to a world of sweet nutty smoke, intertwined with notes of barley sugar and ripe fruit. Imagine the aroma of syrupy apricot and ripe pear, complemented by the delightful essence of malty vanilla, barley flour, and Crème Brulee.
The influence of American oak brings forth hints of coconut, almonds, and charred oak, while delicate yet powerful peat smoke adds a touch of boot polish, leather, and earthy undertones. Each sip of Octomore 13.1 unveils a velvety texture that coats your palate, delivering a symphony of flavors.
Experience the unique combination of densely smoked grain, reminiscent of smoked granola infused with honeyed fruit. Dive deeper into the complexity of the palate and discover the nuances of smoked apricot jam, barley flour, peat embers, and burnt heather, beautifully balanced with citrusy gooseberry and sweet Turkish delight.
The journey continues with oak chips, sugared almonds, and the delightful surprise of chocolate-limes, accompanied by a subtle hint of spicy aniseed that lingers towards the finish. For those seeking a more intense experience, adding a drop of water intensifies the smoke and brings out the whisky's inherent depth.
Octomore 13.1 5 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is a testament to the artistry and passion of its creators. With its vibrant and lively character, it is the perfect companion for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Indulge in this extraordinary expression and elevate your whisky collection to new heights.
Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:
Nose: Initial impressions are of sweet nutty smoke, loaded with barley sugar and ripe fruit. Syrupy apricot and ripe pear along with malty vanilla notes of barley flour and Crème Brulee, honey and tablet. The American oak brings coconut, almonds and charred oak. The peat smoke is delicate but powerful and, along with the charred oak, brings out boot polish, leather and earthy notes.
Palate: A viscous texture across the palate, the feeling is of densely smoked grain which comes through like smoked granola with honeyed fruit. A second sip brings the opportunity to decipher the complexity on the palate, with smoked apricot jam, barley flour, peat embers and burnt heather balanced with gooseberry citrus and sweet Turkish delight. Oak chips, sugared almonds and chocolate-limes with spicy aniseed comes toward the finish. A drop of water intensifies the smoke and brings out the minerality of the whisky.
Finish: On the finish the sweetness fades and an earthy, mossy note remains on the palate wrapped in dry heathery peat smoke. Salty-citrus and floral notes of geranium and rose come through calmly to round off another wonderful expression of the Octomore paradox.