Octomore Edition 02.2 / 140

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
05 years old
Bourbon / Château Petrus Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
61.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
11 Dec 2009 9:25 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 793.92

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 02.2 / 140

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.32 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Beautiful. At the beginning, the high alcohol content of 61% ensures a cooling freshness. An intense smokiness with fruity accents flows out of my glass with full force. I place the dominant smoke in the direction of a campfire with smoked aromas and a subtle tanner note. In combination with the red fruits and slightly vinous aromas very fascinating and for me so far unique. Cherries, raspberries, currants, grapes and a hint of honey and vanilla are now flooding my nose. Subtle oak notes and maritime hints linger in the background. After a good 30 minutes nosing with plenty of discoveries, the anticipation of the tasting increases.
    • Taste
      How good is the drop please pure drinkable? Extremely oily, silky soft and mouth-lining without end. Ample smoke and sweetness I perceive in the first moments, the tip of the tongue tingles to a pleasant extent. I do not add water. Campfire smoke, smoked dates in bacon and a massive sweetness of honey, vanilla and various red berries form the flavor foundation. The beautiful smoke is always present, plenty of cherries, currants, blackberries, oranges, grapefruit and honey with vanilla pods ensure the fruity-sweet impact that lasts long. In the background linger again a subtle oak and maritime notes, especially salty hints are palpable. Extremely complex, balanced and harmonious. I like it very much!
    • Finish
      Very long. The smoke pushes again correctly and is now slightly ashy. A light pepperiness and fruity-sweet aromas make for a complex finish. After 1-2 minutes a little drier, with a slight bitterness. The smoke stays for a few minutes, and some salt is added again.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  An interesting experiment, but I am not sure if I still like it.  So I have another dram from a saved sample...

    When I tried this dram first it was spectacular to experience such a massive profile but now and many, many heavily-peated releases later I think these are drams for masochists (not just for the taste but for the price too), and masochists are used to pay a lot of money for a painful mistreatment.  Nevertheless I have such a dram from time to time, maybe we all own a little masochistic tendency in our genes...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The nose is an interesting combination of heavy peat and massive wine aromas and it seems to me as if they were fighting for dominance. Unclear who wins, and harmony smells differently.
    • Taste
      85 85
      On the palate clearly the heavy peat is the winner that kicks all my tastebuds in the ass (sorry, but it is as it is...). The wine flavours soothe the pain a little bit.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is long as can be expected given these strong flavours.

  3. BenNevis66 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Amazingly mild 61% alc. can be involved.
    The fullness of the Petruscask combined with the elegant smoke,
    a MADNESS!
    Awesome whisky !!!!!

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very high quality, beautiful octomore with very pleasant red fruit notes.
    • Nose
      Bacon, ham, cumin, cardamom, saffron, dry algae, liquorice, nutmeg, cinnamon, rye bread, cranberries
    • Taste
      Strawberries wrapped in dried algae, dried raspberries, Parma ham, forest honey, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, cinnamon, rosemary, toffee, raisins, black pepper
    • Finish
      Raspberries, toasted malt, black pepper, rye bread, long

  5. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: straw with a reddish tint.
    Nose: smoke from spruce branches, burnt foliage, plastic, gouache, burnt earth, apple jam, sweet wine Santorini. In the depths of the glass, coals, where without them. Over time, the aroma is poured with sweet tones.
    Burning wiring with water, plastic, concrete dust
    Taste: ash, tree bark, sour green apple, cigar dipped in cognac, hot pepper, coal dust.
    Finish: dry, astringent, again everything is numb. Coals, smoke, heavily smoked malt, dusty room, blackcurrant, burnt caramel.
    Results: someone wrote that the first version of Octo is a drink of the terminator, and the second is wives. Everything here is also very powerful, but the finish has done its job. The whole whisky is pierced with sweet notes that make it softer for perception. Of course, you can begin acquaintance with and from Octo, but what each of us first of all thinks when he hears for the first time about such ppm is that Oktomor God of Peat, a hellish cauldron. So try version 01.1 so as not to be disappointed

  7. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  8. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    22-23-23-23, the nose is not mine, but the taste and aftertaste at the height. And a good balance.

  9. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    22-23-23-23, the nose is not mine, but the taste and aftertaste at the height. Good balance. And I do not feel the coal. Thank you, Tony)

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The wine penetrates this one through and through. For me, this style is not at all preferred, but I can understand its unapologetic audacity will appeal to some.
    Tasted with the following Octomores: 01.1 (85 pts.) 02.1 (84), 03.1 (82), 04.1 (88), and 04.2 (83). While 04.1 was my favourite, Nearly half of the attending tasters voted 02.2 their top dram of the night.

    Some interesting tidbits mentioned during the tasting: There are among other factors two pretty big ones for why Octomore's peat tastes the way it does. The first is that all the peat is from the mainland, as Octomore does not use Port Ellen maltings or Islay peat. The second is that Bruichladdich's stills are loaded only to around 60% capacity and driven very carefully, so there is a lot of copper contact going on, which explains why the whisky's stated PPM level does not translate directly to the level of peatiness you experience when nosing and tasting it.

    In retrospect tasting 6 cask strength Octomores was the most difficult tasting I've ever been in. If regular peated Islay whisky can at times provide magnificent detail and contrast comparable to the Dutch master painters, having nothing but Octomore feels like trying to replicate a Rembrandt with a paint roller. The loudness of the phenols and the tight ABV clog the senses, so I could only finish the glass I deemed the best, and had to let my overworked nose and palate rest after that. An interesting experience in total, but I don't think I want to do it again.
    • Nose
      Oh, it's a freak. Charred wood, red wine, sweet BBQ sauce, brown sauce, a candy that combines both fruit and salty liquorice (Sirkusaakkoset for you Finns), bouillons, and allspice. This is so savoury and smoky it's more like a food than a drink. I'm having unfortunate flashbacks to the two 15yo wine finished Port Charlottes released for the FI market, but thankfully this isn't quite as rubbery. The wine is so forward on the nose it's almost like nosing a glass of the stuff itself.
    • Taste
      My god there is a lot of peat here! It still shocks me after already having had a sip of 01.1 and 02.1 neat. Maybe the wine pops it out harder than bourbon? Smoked winegums, herbal salts, and harsh peatiness. Water helps even it out a bit, but it's still somewhat unlikely.
    • Finish
      Chalky and winelike. Lasting and very punchy. Climbs up my nose and burns there for a while.


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