Wednesday, October 02, 2019


The Bruichladdich Distillery, has announced the launch of the tenth series of its heavily peated, Octomore Islay single malt Scotch whisky.

This latest batch of releases from the ‘cult classic’ series which first launched in 2002, is comprised of four releases, which have been aged from between 3 to 8 years.

Bruichladdich launches its 10th series of Octomore bottlings

Octomore 10.1 (59.8% ABV) 107 ppm - has been matured for 5 years ex-American oak casks, and is said to be stripped back and the benchmark of the new 10th series.

Octomore 10.2 (56.9% ABV) 96.9 ppm - has been matured for 8 years in first fill ex-American oak casks and third fill French oak casks, which previously held Sauternes dessert wine.

Octamore 10.3 (61.3% ABV) 114 ppm - which is described as a 'single field, single vintage, single malt', was distilled in 2013 using local Islay barley, and matured for 6 years in ex-American oak casks.

Octomore 10.4 (63.5% ABV) 88 ppm - which was distilled in 2016 using the 2015 barley harvest and matured in high toasted Limousin oak casks, is the youngest ever release in the series.

Now in its tenth series, Octomore is said to explore the realms of ‘softer smoke’. Dismissing the numbers, the makers ask even the most knowledgeable to forget everything they think they know and experience the liquid for themselves.

Octomore 10.1, Octomore 10.2 (GTR Exclusive) and Octomore 10.3, will be available later this month from specialist retailers. Octomore 10.4 will be available from January. RRP’s (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush