Octomore’s Latest Peated Whiskies Releases Are Worth A Taste

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Octomore is a line of super-peated whiskies produced by the Bruichladdich distillery – one of Islay’s most iconic distilleries. Recently, the distillery released its latest batch of Octomore expressions.

Islay is the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides islands, and is located off the west coast of Scotland. About 240 square miles in size, it is 25 miles northeast of the Northern Ireland coast and about 76 miles west of Glasgow.

Islay has always been known for its heavily peated whiskies. These are whiskies whose malted barley has been exposed to peat smoke when the barley was being “kilned,” i.e., dried to arrest germination prior to being ground into grist. The barley absorbs the peat smoke, termed “peat reek,” and passes it on to the resulting whisky.

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