Bruichladdich’s Octomore officially releasedDecember 17th, 2008
The wait for Octomore is finally over. Here’s a brief press release I received yesterday on it. With 131 ppm phenol barley and 63.5% ABV, if this whisky doesn’t remind you that you’re alive, I don’t know what will.
Bruichladdich distillery announce the release today of the world’s the most heavily peated whisky ever.
The inaugural bottling of Octomore, a single malt Scotch whisky distilled at Bruichladdich from barley peated to 131 ppm, is three times more peaty than any other whisky ever produced.
6000 bottles were produced at natural cask strength of 63.5% ABV, selling at £79 a bottle.
Such was demand amongst ‘peat freak’ whisky aficionados that stocks were sold out before the whisky was released.