The Islay distillery, Bruichladdich, is in many ways different from its peers, as they produce three ranges of whisky: their standard, unpeated Bruichladdich, the heavily peated Port Charlotte, and the super heavily peated Octomore. This is part the 6th release of Octomore, named “06.2” (note the “.2”), meaning it was finished in some sort of exotic cask. After its initial maturation in first-fill bourbon casks, it was transferred to French oak Limousine casks, which previously held cognac from Acquitane – one of the most prestigious regions of France. After a maturation period of no less than 5 years, this whisky was bottled in the now iconic, tall, black bottle. Compared to its 06.1 brother, this is both more complex and elegant, and with a less dominant peatiness (still quite the peat monster, though!). Only 18.000 were released world-wide for this one-time, limited release.