This Octave Caol Ila 2008 has been aged for 10 years in oak casks, it has then spent 9 months in Octave cask #4016759. Only 98 bottles came from this cask when it was bottled in 2018. For many years,
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited has experimented in the use of differing cask sizes for the maturation of single malt and single grain scotch whiskies. This research stemmed from the simple premise that there is more interaction between the wood and spirit over a shorter period of time in a small cask than in a large cask, allowing a faster melding of wood, air and alcohol. The spirit in this bottle is an exclusive example of good whisky taken beyond all expectations to become rich, complex and wise beyond its years; it has been 'Octave Invigorated'
Nose - Fresh and peaty.
Palate - Honey and lemon, sweet coastal hints, earthy peat smoke.
Finish - Smoky and warming.