Introducing, the big peat event of the year “ Octomore, Peat of Darkness!” An exclusive Octomore 11.1 and 10 year (11.4) Australian release.

Yet another HUGE Whisky event at Websters Bar just around the corner, this time on 18th of November at 7pm we will be showcasing the peat monster Octomore. For this very exclusive event will be sipping on some of the finest peat bombs the Octomore range has to offer including the Octomore 10.1, the very first Australian release of the Octomore 11.1, the Octomore 10Y 3rd edition, Octomore R2020 Australian Release and the extremely exclusive  Octomore 11.3

To wash down these behemoth smoky drams is an incredibly special Brewery out of Marickville, the delicious One Drop Brewing Co. These legends are surpassing expectation with each release and are quickly becoming a local titan of craft brews with some extremely exciting stuff coming out on the reg. As usual food and good times will be supplied by the team at Websters Bar whilst you suck down these tasty drams and frosty brews, so secure your tickets quickly!

 

 

THE DISTILLERY

The story of the Bruichladdich Distillery is one of betrayal and tragedy. A family torn apart by petty squabbles that in the end turned out to be pointless. The distillery survived countless legal battles, famine, crop droughts and even a smallpox pandemic. After a brief close the distilleries disputes were eventually settled, and the pieces were picked up and rebuilt brick by brick. Grain supplied from the nearby Octomore farm provided the Distillery with a vital ingredient and brought it back to life. The unique tall, narrow necked stills produced a remarkably unique whisky yield that lends itself quite particular to peated spirits. Eliminating that medicinal undertone that most peated spirits take on, the whisky was able to speak for itself and carry the classic Islay flavour to a new level.  What started out as a whacky idea over a philosophical discussion gave birth to the worlds most peated whisky brand and to this day still holds that coveted tittle.

THE WHISKIES

OCTOMORE 10.1

Distilled from Scotch Barley in 2013, Octomore 10.1 is the benchmark of the 10s series. Deliberately stripped back to an ex-American oak maturation, aged just 5 years old, the .1 edition exposes the structure and presence of the Octomore spirit. Combining smoke with a modest maturation, this 10.1 first and foremost demonstrates the true potential of a considered, patient distillation.

OCTOMORE 11.1 (Australian release)

Exposing the structural of pure unadulterated Octomore super heavy peated spirit, the 11.1 edition is powerful, understated and vibrant. Underpinned with a delicate balance of smoke and sweet vanilla from the ex-American oak casks, this single malt has spent just 5 years in contact with fresh first fill wood. The presence of peat on the pallet is huge and yet is incredibly balanced with clean fruit and floral notes Distilled in 2014 from the 2013 harvest of 100% Scottish Barley then filled into active ex-American oak, this high provenance high peat single malt is a fitting embodiment of how ingredients demand less time to reach maturity.

 

 

OCTOMORE 10Y 3rd Edition

The third release of 10 year old Octomore single malt from Bruichladdich – what a treat! This heavily peated expression was drawn from a variety of casks, and the Bruichladdich folks on the Isle of Islay are more than happy to divulge into the details. 37% of the whisky was fully aged in first-fill Port pipes, 31% in first-fill Cognac casks and 20% in second-fill American whiskey casks. The remaining 12% was initially aged in American whiskey casks, then in virgin oak casks, and then back in to more American whiskey casks. The spirit itself was malted to 167 PPM, so expect a familiar helping of powerful smoke.

OCTOMORE 10 YEAR 2020 (Australian release)

Sitting alongside its 11s series counterparts, this 10 year old brings a subtler, more mature dimension to the otherwise youthfull exuberance of the 1, 2 and 3 spirits. While the team at the Bruichladdich Distillery deliberately keep the barley influence forward in the 1, 2 and 3 editions, the 2 and ten year old editions introduce cask influence at varying ends of the octomore age spectrum. While the malt for the Ten year old is initially higher in PPM, the influence of those 5 extra years results in a clamer, deeper spirit.

OCTOMORE 11.3

Comparing Octomore 11.1 and 11.3 gives one of our finest lessons in stratospheric smoke and barley terroir. While both editions are malted to a Brobdingnagian 100+PPM reading, the differences in barley character from the respective growing region is ever present. Our Octomore Islay barley is grown each year by friend and farmer James Brown, on Octomore farm itself. It is harvested, malted and distilled separately, even from our other Islay barley harvests, in order to become a single field, single vintage single malt.

THE BREWERY

Stockade Brewery have an affinity for Good beers. No fluffing about with these guys, their moto is “Good beer, is whatever it means to you” Drink hoppy, drink smooth, drink easy, drink bitter, drink sour, drink rich everyone deserves to drink a good beer. There are not many brews that can go up against the big peaty boys of Octomore, so we have teamed up with a brewery that we just love and e we know can deliver great beers.

A West coast IPA with mathematically outrageous amounts of Centennial, Citra, and Mosaic. By utilising 3 different hop products and processes of these 3 types of heavy hitters we’re able to bring the old school into the new world. We’re on a journey from lofty Pines of Oregon, down through the orange groves by the Sierras, and onward to the tropical Pacific shore where ocean laps this gracious land of IPA. Its hip to be cubed.

THE FOOD

Your Choice Of:

 Black Angus Beef Burger w/ house made Websters burger sauce, Jack Cheese, Iceberg Lettuce & Pickles on a Milk Bun

OR

Nashville hot fried chicken Sandwich w/ Dill Slaw, Jack Cheese Pickles & BBQ Quince Sauce on  Milk Bun

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All Burgers come with Beer Battered Chips and Buffalo Hot wings.

Vegetarian and Gluten free options available on request.

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