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Octomore Edition 09.3 διάλογος / 133 PPM

Overall rating
88.12/100
votes
187
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley - Irene's Field
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Oak
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
62.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L162505 18/290
Barcode
5055807410854
Added on
28 Jun 2018 4:37 pm by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 182,39

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187 × member ratings

562 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 09.3 διάλογος / 133 PPM

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.12 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] A quick review of a sample...

    ...that proves why I do not like Octomore at all. To me this is a dull modern whisky with a stupid design (as much peat as possible regardless how it tastes) that owns the sexiness of a religious extremist. From time to time I taste an Octomore sample simply to remind me what I do not like.

    But again, there is no accounting for taste and I acknowledge that many others enjoy such extremes - or is it just the clever marketing of Jim that is based on our relentless search of unique impressions? I am too old for this, I am in search of enjoyable moments instead...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers this aggressive bitter-peaty profile that some adore - but sorry folks, to me this is just dull. When I sit at a bonfire and the thick smoke blows towards my position I stand up and move to a less annoying place. So why should I sniff this thick smoke out of my glass? Just because it is ... extreme?
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is just two-dimensional on heavy peaty notes and sweet barley sugars - all other flavours are buried under these bold impressions. So why should I drink this - just because it is ... extreme? Sorry, I am not an extremist!
    • Finish
      81 81
      The dram arrives warming and a little hot on the palate with a nice creamy mouthfeel but bitter-astringent moments from the heavy peating level, too. The finish is long and turns more bitter towards the end which is unpleasant to my taste buds. Water strengthens the bitter-peaty notes - so add it only if you are an extreme peat-head...

  2. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Very good, but not as good as the 4.2, 6.3, 7.3 or 8.3. My least favourite of these releases. I think Octomore is slipping as of late and I wonder if this is a sign of a new trend in what to expect going forward.

    May 27 2019: Had another dram near the end of this bottle after more than two months of oxidation, and it has improved quite a bit from the first few drams I had.

    These Octomore's improve immensely (two-four months) after opening. Best to rate Octomore's at half the fill level or lower and at least two-four months after opening to allow a true representation of what an Octomore can be, and is. Fantastic stuff!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Peat, nice smoke, bacon, salty, sea breeze. after the first peat wave the sweetness kicks in. sweet barley, some spicey ginger, some yellow fruits. mingles nicely with the peat. finish is long and full of peat. Fine Ocotmore!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pretty coastal with a good bit of salty sea spray, light notes of rubber gloves, and a fair amount of sugary barley water. The smoke might be the most intense of the three. Subtle oak shavings, as well as charred lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Honey and nectarines, with dense wood smoke, and a sprinkle of salt, with a whisper of ginger. Slightly medicinal, with a hint of iodine and a whiff of licorice.
    • Finish
      Iodine, peat and pickled lemon.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Whisky Show, Budapest 2018.10.27.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Acre peat, rather balais, but which is gently tempered by syrah and rivesaltes. Malt is - as often - clearly in the spotlight. Young, fresh and lively in the mouth, but without the defects of youth. Roots enough, plugged into the cereal. The wine barrels are only there to slightly round the corners, without allowing to express their primary aromas.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

    Whisky n ° 1865

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    variation
    • Nose
      fumé,viandé,carnassier
      fruits murs et un peu talés!
    • Taste
      le fumé ressort de suite,avec une sensation sale de moisissure,de viande carnée,la tourbe parvient à adoucir cela avec des épices aussi relevés,poivrés
      un peu de boisé humide,mais baigné dans la terre grasse de bord de mer
    • Finish
      moyenne à longue,c'est tenace,fort ,imposant

  8. Auriverdes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Usl1978 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    If you like smoky Islay Whisky, you've come to the right place at Octomore 09.3.
    A single paints whisky that gives the island again from the nose to the mouth to the finish.
    With every glass you feel transported back to the whisky island of dreams. ;)
    • Nose
      93 93
      Scent of mash, peat, a little sugar syrup
    • Taste
      92 92
      Then smoky on the tip of the tongue
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long smoky
      Fresh oak
      And of course the alcohol !!!

  10. Reakwoon scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    If you like really cool peat bombs, you are always well advised with an Octomore! In contrast to the 07.3er it is a bit milder, but still a dream of a malt. Respect the Bruichladdich masterminds!
    Tested at a whisky studio opening.
    Thanks again to the owner!
    • Nose
      92 92
      From a distance it can be guessed that this is an Octomore.
      Heavy peat note, leathery with a little sweetness.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Fruity, a little honey, maybe a little fresh fruit. You can feel the high alcohol content, which, however, pleasantly unfolds its strength on the tongue.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Here again the 133ppm really comes into its own.
      Despite the sharpness, I was surprised by the pleasant finish.
      After 8cl you should maybe pause the Octomore a little, otherwise the tasting could end badly.
      Among us Steiers;
      He's just gawking out the Liachta !!

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