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    Coming Soon: Octomore Masterclass_08.1

    By Joseph Pettigrew 1 years ago

    Bruichladdich’s Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, schools us in sonnets of peat and barley with the latest release from Octomore

    It all began as a 'what if?' after a few drams at the Bruichladdich table 15 years ago, now Octomore is the world’s most routinely heavily-peated whisky and a cult classic in the industry. Named for James Brown’s farm in the hills above Port Charlotte, just a stone’s through from the Bruichladdich distillery, Octomore was the creation of Master Distiller Jim McEwan and CEO Mark Reynier. A beast the likes of which Scotch Whisky had never seen before. The first ‘super heavily-peated’ release in 2008 clocked in at 131ppm (phenols per million or parts per million depending who you ask). The second release, named Octomore/2_140, further amped up the peat to 140ppm – more than two and half times that of a standard Ardbeg, itself known as a peat monster!