61.7% | 70cl | Islay | 194ppm | Cask Strength | Peated | NCF
Comparing Octomore 11.1 and 11.3 gives the drinker a fine lesson in stratospheric smoke and barley terroir. While both editions are malted to over 100 ppm, the differences in barley character from the respective growing region is ever present.
The Octomore Islay barley is grown each year by friend and farmer James Brown, on Octomore farm itself. The Concerto Islay barley was harvested in 2013, before being malted and distilled in 2014 separately in order to become a single field, single vintage single malt.
It was fully matured in first-fill American whiskey casks from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniels for five years on Islay.
Limited to 18,000 bottles.