Octomore edition 09.3 Dialogos
Irene's Farm in Islay grew the barley for this edition which is peated to 133 PPM and aged for five years in mostly second-fill American whiskey barrels, this is a fascinating study of how a single-vintage, low-yielding harvest affects the whisky's character.
Just 52 tonnes of precious Islay barley were malted to produce this single farm Octomore 09.3 edition. Raised in Irenes Field on Octomore Farm in 2011, this uber-provenance single malt was later distilled and filled into 134 casks. Predominantly second-fill, the gentler influence of the wood allows more of the locally grown barley flavours to cut through the legendary peat smoke.
This edition of Octomore is called 'Dialogos'.
DIALOGOS ( ): A WRITTEN OR SPOKEN CONVERSATIONAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN TWO OR MORE PEOPLE, AND A LITERARY AND THEATRICAL FORM THAT DEPICTS SUCH AN EXCHANGE.
Octomore has an undeniable ability to stimulate debate in single malt circles. Defiantly challenging the established preconceptions of what constitutes a quality whisky, the series itself polarises opinion.
Bold and brazen at 5 years old. Super heavily peated. Cask strength. It is the impossible equation. It should not work. Only upon tasting it will you understand its true potential.
Since 2008, we have welcomed this conversation to our doorstep and exposed ourselves to criticism in the hope that we will unlock new realms of flavour. Weve questioned the elements that contribute towards the depth and balance of each youthful drop.
In celebration of this work, four new editions marked with the tell-tale will be released over 6 months, each a sensorial exploration of knowledge gained.