Journey Of The Octave Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle

53.6 % abv / Peaty Smokey / Islay / Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Style

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery

Bunnahabhain

ABV

53.6

Region

Islay

Flavour

Peaty Smokey

Cask Type

Octave

Exclusive to spirit embassy

Yes

Journey Of The Octave Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle
Journey Of The Octave Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle
Journey Of The Octave Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle
Journey Of The Octave Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle
Journey Of The Octave Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle

Journey Of The Octave Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle

Tasting Kit -3*30mls Whisky, 1*30ml Sherry, 1*30ml Water, 3 Aromas
53.6 % abv / Peaty Smokey / Islay / Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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"The Journey of the Octave delves into the secret of the cask, how these magical little 65lt c...

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Style

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery

Bunnahabhain

ABV

53.6

Region

Islay

Flavour

Peaty Smokey

Cask Type

Octave

Exclusive to spirit embassy

Yes

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"The Journey of the Octave delves into the secret of the cask, how these magical little 65lt casks transform great whiskies to something truly exceptional and complex. We have spoken many times about the transformation, now we have the opportunity to share it with you.

In the kit, alongside the whisky we have added a sample of oloroso sherry, some wonderfully pure Highland water and a key aroma suited to each individual whisky.

Not each and every Octave will mature in exactly the same way and there all subtle differences across the three whiskies we have chosen, that is one of the great bonuses of this program." - Ian Logan Senior Spirits Manager for Duncan Taylor.

Get £20 OFF when you purchase kit and final bottle together! Click HERE to view kit with out bottle.

This product is beautifully packaged in glass bottles nestled in in a foam padded luxurious box to match the unrivalled whiskies inside. A perfect gift for your self or a loved one. It consists of A kit that includes 3*30ml whisky samples (pre octave, 6 weeks in Octave and the final product), 3*10ml Aroma samples that match the notes of the whiskies, that the experts at Duncan Taylor where looking for in the final product. 1*30ml sample of Sherry that rested in the Octave cask previous to the Glenrothes. 1*30mls of the water the experts at Duncan Taylor use to cut the whiskies as they sample them from the cask to determine their maturation progress. And a full 700ml bottle of the final matured Bunnahabhain.

The Bunnahabhain Octave cask NO: 3839524  has aged for 8 years in oak casks, then spent the final 4 months in a sherry octave cask. This release of only 82 bottles, is bottled at a cask strength of 53.6% , non chill-filtered and naturally coloured.

WHAT IS OCTIVATION?

For many years, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited has experimented in the use of differing cask sizes for the maturation of single malt Scotch whiskies. This research stemmed from the simple premises that there is more interaction between the wood and spirit over a short period of time in a small cask than in a large cask, allowing for a faster melding of wood, air and alcohol.

To great delight, the spirit that resulted from this method of maturation demonstrated a depth of quality missing from a larger cask over a similar period of storage. It had become smoother, more balanced and was bursting with character, With its rough edges removed, the taste profile was changed dramatically, becoming akin to a whisky of a much more mature nature or vintage. It was polished, bright and sparkling with intensity.

TASTING NOTES

Stage 1 - Pre Octave: Initially rain soaked peat hits the palate, it then softens and roasted salted nuts make an appearance, herbaceous notes of lemon grass dampened by sea air, all brought together with a lovely creamy texture.

Stage 2 - 6 weeks in Octave: The wet peat starts to be softened by the sherry, maritime notes continue, the herbal notes disappear with the development of dried fruits.

Stage 3 - 18 Weeks in Octave: The maturation in the Octave has softened the strong notes of wet peat to a Beach bonfire where wood smoke combines with salty sand and damp seaweed. The caramelised noted of baked apple blends with rich dried fruit notes given from a gentle sherry, all balance beautifully with a soft touch of black pepper.

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Brand Duncan Taylor
Distillery Bunnahabhain
Cask type Octave
Cask type 2 Bourbon/American Oak
Size Tasting Kit
ABV 53.6 %
Vintage 2013
Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region Islay
Flavor Peaty Smokey
Single Cask Yes
Exclusive to spirit embassy Yes
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Region Standard Delivery Delivery Charge

UK MAINLAND
(Excluding Scottish Highlands)

 2 to 3 working days

£4.95

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

up to 3 working days

£4.95
SCOTTISH ISLANDS

up to 4 working days

£4.95
NOTHERN IRELAND

up to 4 working days

£4.95

 

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Click & Collect

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Standard Delivery

Our standard deliveries are made during normal business hours, Monday to Friday; to ensure prompt delivery, someone must be present to sign for the parcel. Any orders placed after 11am on Friday will be sent on the following Monday using a standard 48hr service, for delivery on Wednesday. If in doubt, please contact us at info@thespiritsembassy.com 

After processing, (which may be subject to delay if we are out of stock of any items ordered, in which case we will notify you), all orders are despatched using a 48-hour service to most mainland destinations in the UK. For international orders, delivery times vary depending on location. Delivery charges are calculated based on the weight of the product (based on 700ml bottle) and the destination address. Depending on stock availability and the size of your order it may be split and sent in separate parcels arriving at different times. 

Please note our couriers do not work bank holidays. 

Level of Service:

Please note that we are unable to guarantee the punctuality of service provided by our delivery agents, particularly during spells of difficult weather conditions. If your shipment is delivered unacceptably late after having been collected from us on time by our agent, we will try to secure a P&P refund where appropriate.

Damaged Parcels:

We take pride in packing your order to ensure that it arrives in perfect condition. Unfortunately, there are times when parcels incur damage while in transit. If a parcel shows clear signs of damage or leakage at the time of delivery, we ask that you refuse the parcel. Please ask the courier to return the goods to sender.

Additional Charges and Conditions:

  • all orders are insured by us at no extra charge up to a value of £500. Orders of value.
Delivery Addresses:

We are happy to delivery your order to an address that is different to your normal billing address. To do this, simply enter the desired delivery address during the checkout process.

We can also deliver your order to your permanent place of employment as long as there is someone who is able to receive and sign for the delivery on your behalf.

What to do if things go wrong:

Sometimes things don’t always go to plan. If you experience problems with your delivery, simply get in touch with us detailing the issue and we’ll do our best to solve the issue

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