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Octomore 10-year-old διάλογος

Overall rating
89.70/100
votes
205
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2018 Third Limited Release 167 ppm
Vintage
2008
Bottled
14.12.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oak
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L162911 18/424
Added on
28 Jun 2018 4:39 pm by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 172,89

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore 10-year-old διάλογος

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.70 points

  1. Fabio2 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    -> Full-Term Maturation in 1st-Fill Port Pipes 37%,
    -> 1st-Fill Cognac barrels 31%,
    -> 2nd-Fill Ex-American Whisky Barrels 20%,
    -> 3 years in 1st-fill Ex-American barrels + 2 years in Virgin-Oak + 6 years in Ex-American whisky barrels 12%

  2. RollOff scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    This Octomore is fun! He is complex and comes with a good portion of various sweet flavors around the corner. The 10 years put the whole thing on the crown. Very clear recommendation from my side. A similarity to the OBA Concept exists.

    Colour:
    Dark Earl Gray with a sting that goes reddish.

    Nose:
    Very sweet, stuffy, concentrated Octomore smoke, behind it are directly blueberry pancakes, which then transform into waffles with hot cherries. Some salt and shoe polish. The alcohol is, as always with Bruichladdich, beautifully integrated. After 15 minutes, the oak comes to light. The nose is already a lot of fun, there is definitely more to discover here.

    Taste:
    Powerful, a flavor explosion in the mouth. Nevertheless, to drink very well undiluted. On the tongue finally show the 10 years of maturation. First, one wonders about the lack of sweetness, but after a few seconds, at the latest when swallowing, the wood gives way to the sweet cargo.

    Finish:
    Dark berries, salt, licorice. Then it gets drier and slower. Far later you get something like menthol and tobacco.
    The finish is of course long and gives you a long time pleasure.

  3. Igitor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very nice whisky. Despite the smoke, you can smell well. Very complex for old age
    • Nose
      90 90
      Juniper berries, tree sap, light lemon, sweetness, rum. Quite complex
    • Taste
      91 91
      Great full of taste. Very diverse
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very long, wonderful!

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose is great! Great sweet Octomore notes as you know them. You could smell for hours on the glass.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The initial is great and after the dram has spread on the tongue, it immediately dries and redistributes to the palate. Unfortunately, the Virgin Oaks are getting a bit dominant and the sweetness is being replaced by them.
    • Finish
      87 87
      In the finish, the slightly bitter notes of the Virgin Oaks penetrate, and unfortunately it ends the tasting with a slightly negative touch.

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another excellent Octomore from Bruichladdich. It lacks a bit of complexity, but makes up for it with boldness and power.
    • Nose
      Hints of malted barley and straw, with notes of tobacco as well. A pronounced peat influence, obviously. There's a touch of varnish, as well as vanilla custard, golden syrup and bitter oranges peel.
    • Taste
      Warm and comforting bonfire smoke, with leather and tobacco leaves, and a touch of medicinal peat and rubber. A whiff of marzipan.
    • Finish
      Lingering vanilla, ash, and smoke. Long.

  6. Drochaid scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    CHARACTER – A dram of depth and worth taking some time to get to know. Greater than the sum of its parts and the parts that combine to make it have an individual story of their own.

    AROMA – There is a richness, chocolate, tobacco, bonfire smoke, leather. Vanilla custard, blueberry dry straw and pear drops.

    TASTE – Warming, spicy – mulled wine. Leather and tobacco, malt sugar, icing sugar. All wrapped in earthy peaty smoke. Dry on the palate.

    FINISH – Oak driven, coconut, tobacco, vanilla, then smoke. In balance the time in the cask has calmed the smoke, both through the phenols lowering naturally over time and the influence of the oak becoming greater.

    COLOUR – Tawny.

    (https://www.bruichladdich.com/laddie-shop/octomore/octomore-ten-years-dialogos-167ppm/)

  7. EvilAFI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    My first try at the 10yr, and I regret not trying them sooner. This is so fruity and balanced, the peat never rears up, it’s very much worth trying for the few $ more than the regular series.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Mild (for a Octomore), creamy, vanilla, ashy peat, lemon zest, bbq, raspberry, blueberry
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow, blueberry jam, bbq ribs, vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, the peat is here but nowhere near the level of the regular series, this makes it so much more balanced and enjoyable
    • Finish
      91 91
      Mixed berrys, ash, lemon custard, juicy and long

  8. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. matfrl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Dinsleydale scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    It's been nearly 2 years since I last tried an Octomore (7.1), yet the whole experience floods back.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Complex. I smell sweetness with the smoke. Quite fruity
    • Taste
      93 93
      And there it is.... Nostalgia hits me. What a gorgeous dram. Unmistakably Octomore. Very rich, smoky, spicy, yet has a side that offers berried fruit. Quite surprisingly gentle taste of peat (was expecting an explosion), I really appreciate this balance.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Dry, oaky, quite salty, long, extremely satisfying. I then sank into my couch :)

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