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Dramfool Jim McEwan Octomore 10 Year Old

Sale price£294.95
Only 2 bottles left

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Dramfool

Founder: Bruce Farquhar

Range: Jim McEwan Signature Collection (Release 8.3)

Distillery: Bruichladdich (super heavily peated Octomore distillate)

Age: 10 years old

Distilled: 28/03/2013

Bottled: 01/2024

Region: Islay, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch

Cask Type: Single first fill Bourbon barrel

Cask Ref: #1871

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength of 62.4%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 224 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Tasting Notes

Tasting notes by Jim McEwan MBE

Colour: Mellow yellow.

Nose: It’s a peat lovers spirit. The smoke, the oak and the sweetness of malt extract plus the full-term maturation on the coast of Heaven – Islay - delivers a truly unique aromatic experience that can only come from Islay maturation.

Palate: It’s a full-on Islay character at its best, matured a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean. Tthe charred oak, the smoke from the ancient peat bogs, the sweet spiciness from the bourbon-soaked staves, the Islay matured casks absorbing all the character of a Hebridean Island. The most important factor is that it’s distilled by a team of Islanders who have learned from their forefathers. No computers, no colouring, matured in the finest ex-bourbon barrel and the skills of the team at the distillery and the bottling operators. A true team effort we are privileged to have in a bottle, or better a glass in front of us.


About this Dramfool Jim McEwan release

Distilled on 28th March 2013 this whisky spent its whole 10-year life maturing in cask #1871, maturation taking place in a first fill Bourbon barrel from an unknown American distillery. The malt for this is recorded as being peated to a whopping 107ppm!

Another classic McEwan creation this Octomore does not disappoint. As Bruce commented from Dramfool's initial cask sample ‘it is like no other Octomore we have ever tasted – in an excellent way!’. The peat is forward, of course, but it comes across in a much more unusual smoky taste palate than the usual. Has to be tried to be understood.

Bottled in January 2024 as Release 8.3 of the Jim McEwan Signature Collection, like all whiskies within the collection, it was bottled un-chill filtered, with no added colour and at natural cask strength of 62.4% (Jim would have it no other way!), it yielded only 224 bottles.

Dramfool Jim McEwan Octomore 10 Year Old
Dramfool Jim McEwan Octomore 10 Year Old Sale price£294.95
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Bruce Farquhar, Founder of Dramfool

Meet The Founder

Bruce Farquhar

Bruce founded Dramfool in 2015 Bruce and has been bottling single cask whisky ever since. His passion for top whisky has taken him all over Europe and as far as Japan hosting tastings and spreading the word of Dramfool. His motto that ‘I only bottle whisky that I like’ does not waver. Bruce won’t offer a whisky for sale unless he feels it meets his standards. This has led to consistently high reviews from connoisseur drinkers and industry specialists alike.