Wednesday, February 01, 2023


The Islay based Bruichladdich Distillery, has today announced the launch of the final bottling from its Octomore 13 series.

Octomore 13.4 (61.6% ABV) is a heavily peated (137.3 PPM) single malt Scotch whisky, which was produced using 100% Scottish Mainland Concerto barley, and matured in a combination of first-fill Bourbon and American virgin oak casks.

Octomore 13.4

This latest release which is a distillery exclusive, uses the same batch of barley as Octomore 13.1 and 13.2. With each whisky matured for five years, the differentiation is all down to each specific maturation profile. Octomore 13.4 is said to provide a unique opportunity to compare the spirit with its predecessors, showcasing the striking difference that the cask type can impart on the liquid. 

The American virgin oak casks have a high toast level specific to Octomore 13.4’s five-year maturation, adding to the whisky’s signature smoky character. Imparting a wealth of flavour, the American oak brings complexity and depth to the single malt, with notes of toasted oak, sweet vanilla, toffee and subtle spice. 

Commenting on the launch, Adam Hannett, Head Distiller, said: “Completing the Octomore 13 series, the 13.4 edition once more demonstrates the delicate balance of intense peak smoke with our elegant signature style. The maturation profile combined with strong peat levels and cask strength has resulted in a truly unique and complex single malt.”

Octomore 13.4, is now available exclusively from Bruichladdich’s website, for a RRP of £170.00.

Posted by Steve Rush