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Octomore Edition 06.1 / 167

Overall rating
85.50/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Scottish Barley
Bottled
07.07.2013
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0518105004064
Added on
23 Dec 2017 9:00 am by Lech Lomond
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 159,90

5 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

160 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 06.1 / 167

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. pgmguy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Colour: Pale Gold
    Nose: neat: well, first comment is that the peat is lesser than what I was expecting. There's peat obviously, iodine, a salty note but its also very buttery and grassy, with a light sweet note as well. There's certainly an alcohol sharpness but it is surprisingly subdued on the nose. with water: pretty much unchanged.
    Taste: neat: here is where you really feel the alcohol but still it's well drinkable neat. Profile very much like in the nose, peat, iodine, butter (lots of it), barley, there's some charcoal or burn notes and also some ginger notes. with water: again, like in the nose, water doesn't really change the profile, other than it seems to bring forward a more peppery/ginger note.
    Finish: it's medium length. The peat is the longer lasting flavour.
    Comments: I ordered this sample in MasterofMalt as I was very curious to try out these "peat monsters". As far as peat goes, you'd be surprised that this doesn't feel more peaty than an Ardbeg Corry, for example. It has a good profile, but I feel that this Octomore range is more a product of marketing than anything else. Still, it's a very good whisky, I just can't overcome the very high price tag for this 5 year old whisky!
    MY SCORE: Recommended +

  2. M134481 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Leather, smoke, peat.
    • Taste
      Smoke, leather, rich and some fruit. Peat!
    • Finish
      Long and smoky, accompanied by leather and citrus.

  3. Punktar scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This is a good whisky, but not such a smelly smoke bomb as expected. However, there is not really much besides smoke. Smoke and citrus notes - Ardbeg 10 can do that too, but better. As an experience, this is a whisky that should have been tried - if only because it determines that ppm is not everything.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Heavy smoke, but pleasant and not overly long as expected. Since the alcohol is already clearer at the beginning. Quite citrusy in the background, and maybe some malt.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The 57% are already clear at the beginning. Even the smoke is there immediately, but not as stifling as feared. The smoke is also pleasant on the tongue, as well as generally a soft and warm mouthfeel prevails. Behind it but also clearly the citrus notes. Youthfulness is well captured by the smoke, but it is not that crazy multi-layered. Then some malt.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Pretty long and smoky.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Maritime on the nose, but without excess, almost sweet. No surf. Well there is peat, huh, but it is perhaps the least peaty Octomore I have tasted. Behind, cereals and "wise fruits". In the mouth, salty attack, lots of spices. Final marked by an incredible roundness for a 5 years, no angle. And citrus fruits. With water, it is cereal character that is honored: wheat attic in all its strength and intensity. And a hint of aromatic herbs? In the mouth, a note of coffee is felt. Enthusiasm 3/5

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