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Octomore Edition 09.1 διάλογος / 156 PPM

Overall rating
85.69/100
votes
202
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
American Oak
Number of bottles
42000
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L162501 18/289
Barcode
5055807410816
Added on
28 Jun 2018 4:35 pm by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 140.42

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 09.1 διάλογος / 156 PPM

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.69 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I’m not the biggest Octomore fan. I liken it to extreme IPA beers. It just seems unnecessary to me, it’s very hot, very aggressive, bold and punch you in the face flavors...which is ok - but to me it’s really out of balance; like an extremely bitter IPA.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Hot, lemon, scorched earth, Thai chilies, vegetal Peat.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Lemon oil, hot, aggressive, clean hot engine oil, oysters, brine
    • Finish
      84 84
      Brine, Peat, salt, lemon

  2. face scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. pdby scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Peat with a strong smoky effect, with oven soot, charcoal, vanilla, dried fruits and salt in the aroma, the taste is sour-salty, sea, with hints of vanilla, dried fruit, smoked meats and lemon cake with cream, the finish is tart, bitter, smoked-vanilla.
    Assertive, straightforward, honest, a little one-sided Octomore. In its directness, it has a very dense, oily pleasant body with a distinct vanilla domination over this whole smoked-smoky topic.

    RATING: 88pts - [n22, t22, f22, b22] → | 86-89: Remarkable |

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very light, with plenty of agave, almost tequila-like. Or I should say mezcal, of course, my bad. First-fill casks apparently, yet this is pretty spirit forward. Balanced vegetal peat, with subtle smoke (yes, subtle), notes of banana. And if you give it time, there's a quite intense, yet lovely vanilla sweetness. Indeed, that's the first-fill cask influence right there.
    • Taste
      The arrival is quite brazen, but settles down. Chock full of thick, dense smoke, with whiffs of rubber and char, but there's a caramel sweetness as well, with plenty of vanilla and a whisper of lemon.
    • Finish
      Lingering peat smoke, licorice and a whisper of milk chocolate.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    You can drink quite well, but now nothing special and unfortunately quite weak for what you would expect from an Octomore
    • Nose
      Very fruity, malty, sweet, vanilla, creamy, smoke is there, but to a completely normal degree, a little apple, also a slightly exotic touch, the apple note is becoming clearer, with a little acidity, also fresh, with a slight spice behind it I would classify it as a mixture of cumin and pepper
    • Taste
      very creamy, vanilla, fruit, apple, and here you smoke a little more smoke, malt, light citrus notes also spice, but more cinnamon, vanilla and malt dominate here, quite one-dimensional
    • Finish
      lots of vanilla, ripe apple, smoke on the palate, ashy, dry, slightly tart behind

  7. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Flou scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    An Octomore, which was allowed to mature in first-fill bourbon barrels for 5 years and shimmer in a light gold color in the glass, is the companion of my evening today.

    An aroma load of smoke and bright fruits pours out of the glass. The alcohol stings a bit in the nose, but at 59.1% alcohol content this is not surprising. The smoke is very present but not oppressively heavy, but has an air of lightness. It reminds me of a campfire with softwood. There is a very strong fruitiness above the smoke with citrus aromas of limes, lemon zest and a little grapefruit as well as the sweetness of green grapes and dried apricots. The fruits have been sprinkled with vanilla sugar, I also imagine a little pinch of cinnamon. In the background now comes a little wood from the oak barrels with fresh pine cones and associations with a walk through a forest full of conifers and a small flower meadow. Toffee and a hint of chocolate complete the variety of flavors. The main character from the aromas is: sourly fruity with a pleasant sweetness and a smoke that does not completely dominate and cover everything, but comes across a little easier than I expected.

    The whisky in the mouth is strong and sharp, the alcohol is really violent. I can't drink more than a sip undiluted. The smoke spreads throughout the mouth, the sweetness provides a great counterpoint, the citrus fruits ensure a pleasant freshness and lightness. I also have salt in my mouth, which gives the whisky a slightly maritime touch.

    Now I dilute the whisky down to about 54% alcohol. In the nose, the acidic citrus flavors become a little softer, but the chocolate becomes stronger and nuts are added. The whisky is now much softer in the mouth, the sharpness has now been reduced to a drinkable level, but can still be felt. The water is good for the whisky. The fruits are now more noticeable, the spices with black pepper, ginger and chilli are very strong. In addition, there is the salt again, which harmonizes simply with the smoke. I like this! Associations with rubber, ash and a freshly burned campfire with softwood are awakened. A little chocolate powder is very subtle. The tannins of the barrels are quite soft, but they get a little stronger in the end.

    In the finish I have smoke with burnt down pine cones, rubber, ashes in combination with salt, citrus and dark chocolate with chewed walnuts. The tannins gradually provide more dryness in the mouth. As expected, the smoke stays in the mouth for a long time, but the other flavors disappear quickly.

    Overall, this is a delicious whisky, but I feel a little impetuous. Adding water is strongly recommended here, otherwise the alcohol is simply too hot on the tongue. I have seen this softer and better integrated with other whiskys with similar alcohol strength. The smoke is very delicate and leaves enough space for the other flavors. The finish is unfortunately a bit too flat and boring for me. I found it better in the nose and mouth.

    I give it 87/100 points. A great whisky, but nothing to knock my socks off.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Quercus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

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