As the UK’s population ages and the baby boomers move into their golden years, a taste for very strong foods will emerge to tantalise over-used taste buds. Thus strong peaty whiskys are now becoming commonplace on our supermarket shelves.
But here’s something a little more special for the weekend. Bruichladdich distillery has announced the release of the world’s most heavily peated whisky.
The inaugural bottling of Octomore, a single malt whisky distilled at Bruichladdich from barley, is three times peatier than any other whisky ever produced. Demand has now even exceeded the 6000 bottle supply, with stocks sold out before the whisky left the distillery.