The third limited-edition release of Octomore Ten in an incredibly complex single malt. Incorporating whisky aged for 10 years in casks that previously held port, cognac and bourbon as well as virgin oak casks this single malt has a deep, rich character. The nose holds aromas of chocolate, tobacco and bonfire smoke, with a sweet undercurrent of vanilla and custard. The palate is warm and spicy, with strong notes of mulled wine and tobacco, as well as lashings of peat smoke throughout. The finish is driven by flavours of oak and vanilla, with a lingering hint of smoke.
AROMA – There is a richness, chocolate, tobacco, bonfire smoke, leather. Vanilla custard, blueberry dry straw and pear drops.
TASTE – Warming, spicy – mulled wine. Leather and tobacco, malt sugar, icing sugar. All wrapped in earthy peaty smoke. Dry on the palate.
FINISH – Oak driven, coconut, tobacco, vanilla, then smoke. In balance the time in the cask has calmed the smoke, both through the phenols lowering naturally over time and the influence of the oak becoming greater.
56.8% ABV 700ml