Another addition to the Octomore Dialogos series from Bruichladdich.
Dialogo comes from a Greek word meaning a written or spoken exchange – essentially a debate. Bruichladdich have produced this series in a bid to provoke debate amongst single malt drinkers, and to challenge preconceptions of what a single malt whisky should be.
This is a super heavily peated whisky, peated to 156 ppm. The spirit has been distilled from 100% Concerto barley, grown in Scotland and harvested in 2011. The whisky itself was distilled in 2012. The .2 Octomores always enjoy some wine cask maturation, and this bottling is no exception, having been aged for four years in former American whiskey casks, then finished for a year in Bordeaux red wine casks.
The final result is a smoky, fruity whisky that offers up notes of bright sweet cherries, strawberries and plums, followed by intense sweet peat, earthy smoke, blackcurrants, coffee grounds, sea spray, dark chocolate, tobacco smoke, burnt malt, charred oak, spice and almond flakes. The whisky was distilled a week after the 9.1 edition, and the effects of different cask maturation could not be more pronounced!
Bottled at a cask strength of 59.1% ABV and without chill filtration or colouration, this Octomore is an intense drinking experience.
Just 12,000 bottles were produced.