Flash! 30 bottles of Octomore 7.4 left in SA.

The highly sought after Octomore 7.4 is available in very small quantities. Once the stock is sold – there is no more. This recent cult classic, a powerful explosion of peat is available through the below outlets only:

 

Wild About Whisky

Whisky Brother

Norman Goodfellows

Aficionados

Bottleshop.co.za

 

 

From the distillery:

THE LATEST RADICAL EXPRESSION, 07.4, WAS DISTILLED FROM BARLEY PEATED TO 167PPM AND MATURED IN VIRGIN OAK. A FIRST FOR OCTOMORE.

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In 2008 our distilling team quietly laid down another “what if?” project in the far corner of our 1845 Port Charlotte warehouses. What if we put 167ppm Octomore spirit into virgin oak casks? What would the combination of smoke-rich Octomore and sweet, honeyed vanilla derived from the great French oak forests of Allier produce?

 

This was uncharted territory, the first time that spirit distilled from Scottish malting barley and peated to these colossal levels had been matured in fresh wood.  For seven years, our head distiller Adam Hannett carefully managed the heavyweight flavour profiles in play during the development of this uber-experimental dram – and he has now released just 12,000 bottles at 61.2% vol.Flash

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3 Comments

  1. Love Octomore and not yet tasted a release I did not like. Fortunate to own 2, but price on this one puts it out of my reach.

    1. Partly. I think a lot of development goes into these special releases and the distillery needs to get back what they put into the development of the whisky. I’m doing a tasting in a couple of weeks and will raise this with the people at Bruichladdich to see what they say.

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