Octomore Edition 10.3
- Country of Produce: Scotland
- Whiskey Type: Single Malt
- ABV: 61.3%
- Bottle Volume: 70cl
- Distillery: Bruichladdich (Islay)
Distilled in 2013 from the 2012 harvest, the Octomore 10.3 has been brought home by farmer James Brown. Taking on the challenge of growing Islay Barley, he braces the conditions of the wet and wild west coast to combine an exploration of Islay terroir and stratospheric smoke.
For the first time, the .3 is matured for six aged years but crucially only in ex-American oak. These top-quality casks have gently coaxed this Octomore spirit into life in Warehouse 16, next to the 10.1 edition. The components of the 10.1 and 10.3 are so similar, the distinct flavour difference must be owed to the barley’s respective growing location.