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Octomore Edition 09.2 διάλογος / 156 PPM

Overall rating
88.74/100
votes
184
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail Exclusive
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Bordeaux Finish
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5055807410830
Added on
17 Aug 2018 1:08 pm by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 174.19

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 09.2 διάλογος / 156 PPM

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.74 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    All my previous encounters with Octomore have been judged upon my enjoyment of the extreme, like with my last one, the 309ppm 08.3 which leaves you wondering if it rearranged your tonsils and your "nuts". That's why I have been disappointed with the 10YO, as it is just another heavily peated Islay.
    This however, in lack of overly extreme, manages to engage and combine the moderate extreme with the pure delightful.
    Not for the faint of heart, but I found it plain and simple beautiful.
    • Nose
      91 91
      One of the fruitier Octomore's I have tried.
      Don't misunderstand, the usual "in your face" peat is ever present.
      But fruit and smoke is so well integrated with each other that it's like it lets you choose which one to focus on.
      The wine casks have also left this darker than usual and with a redish hue.
      Roasted smoked bacon, maybe blackcurrant, black cherries.
      Water binds it even more together, if that is possible. Slightly favours the fruit, and I'm getting smoked meat with a thick layer of rasberry jam.
      Is it possible to combine delicate and brutal?
    • Taste
      94 94
      Almost thick syrup on arrival. Roll it around and the mouth is covered in delicate sweetness before the spice is slowly building. Never to an intimidating level, this can be enjoyed neat.
      Still, I rearly say this, water makes it even more enjoyable.
      This is not a pure smoky brute, and a little water makes it dance in the mouth.
      Like a thick, sticky, rich and juicy cherry liquor before notes of coffe and tobacco take over.
    • Finish
      96 96
      Neat the finish is hot and spicy and the dark forces emerge as the winning side.
      I'm not sure if water reduces the lenght, but it significantly reduces the spice, and with all the flavours that are there I find the sweet red fruity notes more enjoyable when reduced with a few drops.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A dreamlike octomore! Fruity and sweet with this distinctive (slightly smoky) peat note, plus the wonderful maritime elements such as salty sea water, iodine and algae. I particularly like the creamy mouthfeel in combination with caramel and nuts!

    22/22/22/23 (89P)
    • Nose
      The Octomore shines silky orange in the glass while long and oily "legs" run along the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Fruit and peat combine sweet and creamy, old caramel and toffee dissolve from dried grapes and berries, mineral peat rises. Sour cherries and currants play with salty sea water, iodine and algae, the alcohol is slightly biting through the nose, fly ash and subtle smoke are in the background. Caramelized sugar, dark fruit notes and pleasantly smoky peat subsequently stimulate the flow of saliva ...
    • Taste
      The Octomore wets the tongue sweetly and mildly ... Suddenly fruity peat lines the palate with plump warmth, ash and white pepper burn on the tongue, chili heats the tip of the tongue. Slowly the sharpness sounds ad, earthy peat plays with raisins and caramel, salt and algae come into their own in a maritime way, thyme and rosemary dissolve from fried streaky bacon, the mouthfeel becomes incredibly creamy and intense. From time to time, salty and peppery sharpness tingles on the tongue, a hint of fly ash is distributed in the palate, hazelnuts are roasted on an open flame, minimal espresso and tobacco appear on the inside of the cheeks.
    • Finish
      Chubby warm and incredibly intense, fruity peat sticks with a hint of ash on the palate, spices and herbs appear, as do dark and dried grapes and berries. Minimal eucalyptus and mint come into their own, salty hazelnuts with seaweed and algae. The voluminous aftertaste remains an eternity, only after a few minutes does the creaminess fade on the palate, hints of bacon and ash reappear with herbs and dried berries.

  3. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This dram first smells like smoked jam, salty, burned, cherries, nuts, and after some time like vanilla. The taste is a full experience of sweet red fruits such as cherries and strawberries with pepper, very gentle integrated smoke, nuts, and a lot of sweet red wine influence. This dram warms your heart with its complexity. The red wine cask has done an incredible job to complement the smokiness of this dram with sweet red fruits. The finish is oaky and has hints of smoke and coffee. I cannot decide: Is this lovely or fabulous? Some drops of water reveal even more winey notes.
    • Nose
      89 89
      smoke, salty, burned, winey, smoked jam, cherry, strawberry
    • Taste
      91 91
      gentle smoke, winey, peppery, warm, sweet, a lot of red wine
    • Finish
      89 89
      oaky, coffee grounds

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, bright, young molt. I enjoyed
    • Nose
      Young saturated and very rich nose. The influence of the wine barrel is felt in every note, but at the same time it does not crush the bouquet. Ripe strawberries in smoke and spices, cherries in sea salt. Smoked plums, a little bit of raw earth and coffee with milk
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet, young and perky, some sweet tobacco, sweet cherry, ripe plum, strawberry liqueur, desiccated wood
    • Finish
      dry, dusty, overripe fruit and a bit of bitterness

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lots of fruit from the wine cask, like plum and red berries, but also a more candy-esque influence, think wine gums. There's a whiff of gun powder (which settles down after a little while). A hint of smoked bacon and espresso as well, followed by a sootiness, and wood smoke. Dark and brooding.
    • Taste
      The darkness continues. Berries and black forest gateau, backed up by a dark smokiness (some gun powder here as well), and a very syrupy mouthfeel. Some kirsch liqueur and aceto balsamico as well. Really, the peat is secondary here, which is how I love it.
    • Finish
      Lingering red fruits and smoke.

  6. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A great octomore, pure or with a little water, you can play with it.

    It gets better with a longer open bottle and releases more intense aromas.
    • Nose
      90 90
      After a while, the typical octomore peat smoke is more in the background. Kelp, sea salt, berries, some pencil shavings, red wine and tannins, vanilla, (honey) sweetness.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong aromas, dense mouthfeel: raspberry, black currant, vanilla, peat smoke, some antiseptic, honey and tannins, also some red wine.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Peat smoke rising from the throat and salt, but also the fruit aromas remain long, very nice overall. Becoming dry and bitter.

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    smoke, sugar, wood, then candied fruit on a basket of loose fruit, then cooked black cherry, the merlot of the vine at the bottom of the glass, the syrup that goes with it
    a little pepper and the mulled wine cooled with the cinnamon that goes with it and a little lemon.
    mouth:
    sharper peat, cooked fruits, macerated, woody bitterness, a little earth with the ash, and the smoke which rises from the ashes still hot, the peppery spices, the bitterness is lost in a slightly vegetable side on the green vegetables, kind of weird.
    back caramelized, meaty, melted and darkened sugar, the peat becomes more present there and brings a smell of ripe raspberries.
    final:
    smoked and soggy wood, the smoke that escapes, slightly meaty fruits, as if cooked on a barbecue with the fat that remained on it, strange because the peat is almost not enough present.
    • Nose
      5.7

  8. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      An eerie cloud of smoke opens up as soon as you pour it out. When I smell it for the first time, I notice surprisingly little alcohol. Yes, it is slightly cooling, but for a good 58 volts the whisky is quite soft on the nose.

      It is not a phenolic smoke, nor is it a warming campfire smoke like the Lagavulin 16 - rather a campfire that has not yet completely burned out but is already ashy. The characteristics of the smoke remind me of the Ardbeg 10, only that the 09.2 looks even more intense and, above all, heavier. Forest smoke hides behind the cloud of smoke, which comes to light more and more intensively over time. For a Bordeaux finish, I find the fruits pretty dark. Then I discover even deeper woody-nutty notes. It is really impressive what complexity can be packed in a 5 year old whisky. The aromatic-complex, heavy smoke definitely benefits from the underlying fruitiness.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The start is spicy and - oops, I forgot the water. However, I am not overwhelmed by tannins, on the contrary: the fruity notes continue and the whisky looks a little sweeter. I was just about to take a delicious cherry, but the smoke catches up with me. For me, the smoke usually only spreads when it leaves the mouth, where it already tastes. Associations of espresso and tobacco also come to my mind.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The espresso continues first and then changes into beautiful, bitter oak notes. Is there still a fruitiness or sweetness there? I don't know, I only know that the smoke in the mouth is now being flown to from below. Still aromatic and powerful, it's just fun. The tart notes stay on my tongue for a long time, but the focus is on the clouds of smoke.

  9. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. aphex scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not an easy one this Octomore. You can feel the wine influence but it's a rough style. Lots of tobacco, earth and spices on the palate and the winey jammy/meaty notes I sometimes find unbalanced in a few whiskies. Water reinforces these notes so better without water for me.
    • Nose
      Gentle peat, fruity and winey notes. Jammy (red berries). Hints of balsamic vinegar. Mineral notes (pencil shavings). Tobacco. With time, more red fruits, salt.
    • Taste
      Punchy, smoky, earthy, jammy and meaty. Tobacco ashes and spices.
      With water, the nose is more smoky and medicinal, the palate more jammy and meaty.
    • Finish
      Long, ashy, spicy.

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