Octomore 14.1 is the backbone of the series and offers a necessary comparison from the other expressions. Distilled from 100% Scottish mainland Concerto barley and malted to 128.9 PPM, it has been matured in first fill bourbon casks. Notes of vanilla, sweet caramel and bright citrus balance Octomore’s signature smoke.
CHARACTER - Distilled from 100% Scottish mainland barley and peated to 128.9 PPM, Octomore 14.1 is as youthful and dynamic as its predecessors.
COLOR - Light Amber
NOSE - Smoked vanilla, sweet caramel, and toffee notes open on the nose, with sooty smoke balanced with delicate coconut and flaked almonds. There is an unmistakable earthy smokiness and a hint of citrus, with lemon meringue pie cutting through rich barbeque pork.
PALATE - Bright citrus, smoke and a distinct minerality come through on the palate, followed by charred oak and beach bonfire embers. Toffee and creamy vanilla are balanced with the earthy smoke, with bright notes of pear, gooseberry fool and green apple simultaneously adding brightness and depth. Roasted coffee, hints of clove and nutmeg begin to come to the fore, with a gentle hint of heather honey.
FINISH - Butterscotch and vanilla are balanced with Octomore’s signature earthy peat smoke and a hint of salt spray, with burnt heather and gorse flowers settling on the finish.