Octomore Comus Release details

February 9th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

OCTOMORE 4:2_COMUS.

Octomore Comus

Octomore Comus

Some details on the upcoming Octomore Comus
61% ABV
167ppm
American Oak then additional maturation in Y’quem cask
18,000 bottles Worldwide

And, in thick shelter of black shades imbowered,
Excels his mother at her mighty art;
Offering to every weary traveller
His orient liquor in a crystal glass,

A MYSTERIOUS AND AMBROSIAL POTION.
THE MOST HEAVILY PEATED WHISKY IN THE WORLD, MATURED IN THE FINEST OAK POSSIBLE, IMPREGNATED WITH THE GREATEST SWEET WINE KNOWN TO MAN; AN UNLIKELY COMBINATION – AN EXCESS? OR A DIVINE, ETHEREAL, OTHERWORLDLY EXPERIENCE? WE CALL IT “COMUS”.
FOLLOWING ON FROM THE NOW LEGENDARY OCTOMORE ORPHEUS [SINGLE MALT OF THE YEAR 2010, JIM MURRAY] THE NOW LEGENDARY JIM MCEWAN HAS CREATED ANOTHER LANDMARK OCTOMORE. COMUS WAS THE SON OF BACHHUS [GOD OF WINE AND REVELLING] AND CIRCE, DAUGHTER OF HELIOS THE SUN GOD AND A SORCERESS WHO WOULD BEGUILE THE INNOCENT INTO DRINKING HER MAGIC POTIONS.

DISTILLERY NOTES:
LIMITED RELEASE: 18,000 BOTTLES WORLDWIDE.
THE SUCCESSOR TO THE LEGENDARY OCTOMORE “ORPHEUS”.
BOURBON CASK, WITH ADDITIONAL MATURATION IN
DECADENT PREMIER CRU SUPERIOR SAUTERNES CASKS.
BARLEY MALTED TO A LEVEL OF 167 PPM.
61% ALC/VOL.
AGED 5 YEARS.

“COMUS” WAS A PLAY WRITTEN BY POET JOHN MILTON AND FIRST PERFORMED IN 1634 AT LUDLOW CASTLE, ENGLAND. THE WORK PRESENTS THE DESPERATE BATTLE BY COMUS TO ENSNARE A BEAUTIFUL, INNOCENT GIRL AND THROUGH THE HEDONISTIC POWER OF HIS MAGIC POTIONS – “HIS ORIENT POTIONS IN A CRYSTAL GLASS” – ROB HER OF HER VIRGINITY. A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCOURSE ON THE BATTLE BETWEEN SENSUAL PLEASURE AND PHYSICAL ABANDON, AND REASON AND VIRTUE. ALL VERY BRUICHLADDICH. IN THIS OCTOMORE 4.2 “COMUS” WE SEE THIS SAME DUALITY – THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE BROODING POWER OF THE EXCEPTIONAL OCTOMORE PEAT AND THE SUBLIME ELEGANCE OF CASKS THAT PREVIOUSLY HELD THE WORLD’S GREATEST SWEET WINE. HENCE THE WHITE, VIRGINAL, INNOCENT PACKAGING – BUT LIKE OUR HEROINE, DO NOT BE DECEIVED… ALL IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS.

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