The most heavily peated of all the spirits on Islay,
Octomore showcases maritime and fruity notes
among a dense and smoky character. Oc4 is a
marriage of three bourbon barrels from 2010,
showing sweet malty notes intertwined with
Clean, with pine smoke and lemongrass. Juniper and fennel seeds make for an intense aromatic experience, with the distillate clearly in the foreground and wood in the background. Of course there is medicinal peatiness, and lots of it.
White pepper and intense peat reek sit up front. The texture is rich and oily, and while there is heat from the strength, it is all in the background. There is something almost mezcal like about this whisky, run through with smoked juniper and iodine.
Warm and tangy with flavours of well-cooked meat.