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Octomore Edition 08.2 Masterclass / 167 PPM

Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
120
Whiskybase ID
WB107747
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mor 167 PPM
Vintage
2008
Bottled
31.10.2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Mourvedre, Sauternes, Sweet Wine, Amarone
Number of bottles
36000
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L/161619 17/282 2017 1031
Barcode
5055807406178
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
12 feb 2018 3:29 am by Alexander Bondarenko
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 189.55

35 × in wishlist

120 × member ratings

569 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 08.2 Masterclass / 167 PPM

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, milk chocolate, blackberry, curry, minerals and peach. With water there's gingerbread.
    • Taste
      Peat, blackberry, caramel, mocha, peach and spice.
    • Finish
      Peat, gingerbread, blueberry and peach.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nice greasy sweetness, glazed bacon, light cowshed, the typical well-integrated Octomore peat. Sweet and peaty.
    In the mouth citrus, peat, a lot of sweetness and only a light alcoholic tickle.
    Then sweet, very peaty, cooling mint, oak, subtle bitterness but rather sweet smoky.

    Water doesn't change much, it gets a little drier.

    Nice cute octomore. I like it.

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    - a very good octomore,
    - has much more to offer than just a classic "smoke bomb" (more fruit aroma and more complex), on par with Ardbeg UIGEDAIL
    - extremely tasty but unfortunately also extremely expensive
    • Nose
      very strong intense "slightly" smoky note, but aromatic smoke, a bit greasy, clearly fruity, berries, plum, cherry, old oak, tingles in the nose
    • Taste
      oW: for the 58.4% surprisingly soft, voluminous appearance, very aromatic, oily, for the% number very mild, dry fruity, berries, spices, grilled bacon, tobacco;

      mW: almost a bit "diluted" and somehow looks "more sprittig" than without water, crazy but tastes really better without water
    • Finish
      long fruity, slightly smoky finish, very long fruity and smoky aftertaste, very aromatic

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Expensive - young - but very, very good!
    Color: dark gold, copper;
    • Nose
      aromatic smoke, charcoal, bacon, fruits (grapes, cherries, berries), spices;
    • Taste
      voluminous, fruity and oily appearance, smoke, grilled bacon, juicy spare ribs, tobacco, caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee;
    • Finish
      good medium length, warming, oily; aftertaste chocolate;

  5. HW74 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. HW74 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Itsme1982 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    One of the best octomore ever produced. The color is like dark gold! If you like peat and chocolate sweetness, this is the one you need to have

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: 4/5 Whisky n ° 1744
    • Nose
      Malt is in the spotlight, accompanied by a large peat largely tempered by beautiful juicy red fruits.
    • Taste
      On the palate, very ashy, oily texture. Lively, brilliant, never violent.
    • Finish
      Finish especially spicy but the aromas blend with ashes, smoke and fruits. Oily and silky persistance.

  9. Brave Jester scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Neat :

    The nose starts off with a bit too much wet wood but after a few minutes the red fruits are getting in more and more.

    Very drinkable at this strength with the red fruits coming through nicely as is the high peat level! That peat level dominates the finish.

    With some water the taste becomes more fruity with some very nice peat which takes over massively in the finish.

    A great whisky indeed and my second Octomore after the 8.01 which I also liked a lot.

  10. Ficelli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. antyloop scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    My first exposure to Bruichladdich's super smoky Octomore releases... I wonder if you can smell any flavors beyond the 167 PPM smoke and peat? It's very interesting... especially since the producers rolled out the aging in a whole mix of different wine barrels...

    ????Color: polished copper

    ???? Nose: the first nose is smoke... smoke, smoke, smoke - a lot of smoke... peat... coal... just some kind of fire... but literally after 5 minutes this smoke screen dissipates and behind it completely different aromas begin to appear ... wonderful and delicate ... just a little medicine ... wet, fallen damp leaves in the autumn forest ... wet grass, a few mineral undertones ... the sweetness of lingonberry jam turns into the smells of hot fried bacon. .. it all gives way to the sweetness of a candied orange slice sprinkled with cinnamon... wine aromas are quite distinct... a little bit of eucalyptus and menthol...

    ???? Taste: strong and assertive, but by no means alcoholic... oak... chocolate and tobacco notes... chili pepper... just a drop of tablet bitterness and then the sweetness of dessert wine... smoked meats...

    ???? Finish: very long finish... warming and smoky... tannin-tobacco, a little bit of wet leather and bitter dark chocolate without sugar (cocoa beans).

    ???? Points: 87.5

    ???? Conclusion: a wonderful representative of the new school from the island of Islay ... in fact, I did not expect such a result from a release aged only 8 years ... again, I did not expect my receptors to perceive 167 PPM so positively, but it turned out to be very tasty .. ...and I don't mind trying this and other Octomore releases again...

    Inst: @whiskyliferussia

  12. Joint86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Raisins, coffee, chocolate, caramel 88
    Taste: soft, black currant, prunes. 87
    Finish: long, astringent, coffee. 88
    Balance: good. 88
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. Gregers scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very peated, but not as interesting or complex as I hoped. Far from the best Octomore I've tried.

    Review: https://youtu.be/9oZ6uCPHSw8
    • Nose
      84 84
      more medicinal notes, camphor, than smoke. Peat is definitely there, and quite strong, but medicinal notes are stronger. Wine cask notes, musty, wolly, funky stuff. Pipe tobacco, dusty old wooden cabinet shelves, wood shavings, pinapple, orange oil.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Very hot on the palate, good alcohol burn, just a bit too aggressive. Chili pepper, black pepper, quite dry on the inside of the cheeks, large dose of peat smoke, medicinal notes, brine, but other notes are quite subtle. Very low sweetness, a bit musty. Second chew isn't much better, sweetness still low, matchbox sulphur and stewed vegetables join in along with some ginger, peat smoke still increasing, along with medicinal notes. Third chew is hotter, smokier, and it's raw, rough, lots of bite, chili pepper, very dry. Nothing pleasing or sweet to balance things out. Good for those that just want smoke.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Very heavy on the smoke. A little bit of ginger, chili pepper, black pepper, funky mustiness.

  14. SRB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Small direct comparison between 7.2, 7.3, 8.2
    My number 2.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Copper - gold

      Nose:
      The smoke is there immediately, but somehow better integrated. Sweetish, darker berries come through here. I'm here with a mix of raspberries and blackberries. This cheesy aroma even with my colleague. Mineral, salty, moist sand. Somewhat moldy. With caramel and vanilla. I'll leave it ...
      With a little time in the glass, the aromas also grow together nice and waxy. The smell, already slightly liqueur-like. Warm, sweetened herbal tea is becoming more and more popular. A muddy component joins it. This one reminds me of the North Sea. Great.
    • Taste
      Slightly dry, spicy start. Slight chilli heat. Here, too, this fresh wood flavor. In addition, the mineral, sweetish smoke. Plums and slightly unripe peaches. A pinch of salt plays around the story '. With the second sip it looks darker and significantly more earthy. Black tea with a splash of lemon juice. A little liquorice is added.
    • Finish
      Also here, rather long. Smoky sweetish. Rancid oil and damp earth. It also becomes creamy at the end.

  17. MarkusK1 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. valasios scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  19. besar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. Palindrome scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Appearance: Pink gold in color with surprisingly well-formed legs and petite beads. Fairly uncommon for a whisky of eight years.

    Nose: So many sweet scents rising up gently to greet the nostrils! How can such a high ABV come across as this soft and agreeable? It’s like a miracle. The procession of scents include Bit-O-Honey, almond paste, strawberry topping, golden raisin, guava, pineapple baked ham, brine, wet sand, turpentine, and of course the ubiquitous peat smoke. There’s also a strong note of cork tree bark (not from the actual cork in the bottle). In time, all of the billowy sweetness recedes in one’s glass, while a strong-yet-sophisticated peat presence moves front and center.

    Palate: Sweet seems to have turned savory at first, with notes of barbecued pork ribs, grilled rib eye, creosote, peat smoke, cold Honduran cigar ash, mango, papaya, dark chocolate, and bitter espresso. The finish is long, with espresso and peat smoke lingering on the tongue.

    Now is the time to take a good whiff of my glass, after the last sip is gone. If any whisky can go the distance–life after death–it’s this one. I'm enjoying the dried remains pairing with the finish in my mouth.

  21. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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