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Oc1

Islay single malt scotch whisky

‘The peatiest whisky in the world’ isn’t a claim to be thrown around lightly, but Oc certainly wins. We didn’t want to solely focus on smoke, and Oc1 was matured in French wine casks that previously held Côte-Rôtie La Mouline. The result is a unique combination of smoke and herbal notes.

  • Core Flavour

    Burning fields of eucalyptus
  • Cask details

    Côte-Rôtie La Mouline wine casks.
  • Strength

    65.4%
  • Distillery

  • Distillery status

    OPEN
  • Approved by

Tasting notes

  • Nose

    Surprisingly restrained at first, but a drop of water unlocks a powerful wave of smoke, with iodine and antiseptic notes. That fades to reveal soft fruit and herbal notes – eucalyptus and menthol.
  • Palate

    A huge blast of peat starts things off, with coastal salinity, smoky malt and cold barbecue pits. Behind the smoke sits a pile of leafy herbs – the eucalyptus from the nose as well as tarragon and thyme – gently smouldering.
  • Finish

    Long and smoky, with well-seasoned herb-crusted barbecued meat slowly fading.

Flavour

  • Eucalyptus
  • Smoke
  • Iodine
  • Brine
  • Tarragon

Oc1 Reviews

  • • Loved the almondy side, and all the rest. The best orgeat syrup ever! Here’s to you, Mark R! 92 Points.

    Serge Valentin

  • This is a version of Octomore in which the peat is big and powerful, but it gets away with it by adding lots of sweetness and some herbal notes too.

    Ruben Luyten

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