Bruichladdich has revealed details of this year’s release for Feis Ile 2019, Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt: Octomore Event Horizon. This super-heavily peated Octomore spirit, reaching 162.6PPM, was distilled in 2007. It has matured exclusively in Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez butts from Fernando de Castilla in Spain. Four casks were hand selected and combined to create a whisky that, having celebrated its 12th birthday in February this year, is the oldest Octomore released to date.
Adam Hannett, Head Distiller of Bruichladdich Distillery: “The flavour profile is unbelievable, huge smoke, huge dried fruit notes and an earthy, rounded presence on the palate, unlike younger expressions of Octomore this is less vibrant but it has even greater depth of flavour – tobacco, coffee, tar, leather and that earthy dried smoke quality.”
As with all Feis Ile bottlings, this Octomore will only be available to purchase at the distillery. It was bottled unchillfiltered and without colouring at 55.7% abv and is limited to just 2,000 bottles. It is likely sell out on the day of release (May 26th 2019) and will be limited to two bottles per person at £175 (€199 / $222) each.