This Octomore 10.2 edition spent the first four years of its life in fresh bourbon barrels, before being moved into incredibly rare Sauternes casks.
MATURATION PROFILE: Originally filled in to first fill ex-American whiskey casks for 4 years then recasked into Sauternes wine casks for 4 years.
Great contrast to the 10.1, Octomore 10.2 is the epitome of opulence. Longer in the cask, tremendous cask pedigree and a combination of sweet tropical fruit and smoke that is unbeatable.
PHENOL LEVEL: 96.9 parts per million (PPM)
COLOUR: Pale Straw
NOSE: Wisps of toasted oak, smouldering peat and ripe nectarine are followed by passion fruit and lemon in syrup.
PALATE: Rich and oily in texture with hints of dryness from the oak. Sugary sweet and fruity, expect peach and Jelly Babies, delicately counterbalanced with dry smoke. The classic Octomore sweet and smoky combination comes to the fore, beautifully encased in toasted oak.
FINISH: Toasted oak and smoke linger, balanced with sweet honey, orange and hints of clove.