Octomore Edition 10.1 διάλογος / 107 PPM

Overall rating
86.16/100
votes
227
Whiskybase ID
WB126652
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
First Fill American White Oak
Number of bottles
42000
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
19/163
Barcode
5055807412223
Added on
25 feb 2019 3:51 am by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 171.94

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 10.1 διάλογος / 107 PPM

48 users have left 48 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.16 points.

  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose on this had tons of delicious maritime soup and grill notes that occasionally shifted toward earth and the impression of hunting out wood ear mushrooms among damp fallen logs. The flavor profile was quite spicy and woody though as it settled there were some intriguing floral and herbal notes
    • Nose
      Maritime, meat, and earth. Passing through seafood market stalls with salt water, cleaning solvents, and meat commingling to stop for grilled eel as sweet charcoal and crisp maritime fats. Hints of eucalyptus, white pepper, and wood ear mushrooms pulled the aroma in a different direction before miso, white pepper, and shio kelp broth brought it back around to salt and sea.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied with a sweet phenolic profile and notes of wood, spice, and herbs. Initial hit of sweet charred oak and spice with pepper, cinnamon, lemon peel, and salt. A phenolic bite built on the mid-palate and disguised subtle hints of shoreside florals— morning glories perhaps. Toasted herbs toward the back end with hints of charcoal and sand while a few drops of water brought out more peat moss with white pepper funk and charred bog stumps.
    • Finish
      Lingering charred wood and herbs.

  2. Echson scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Overall disappointing compared to the other Octomore.
    Clearly too expensive for the price, around €125
    • Nose
      83 83
      Strong start but very alcoholic note
      Little complex
    • Taste
      81 81
      Alcohol strong in the foreground little sweetness, lots of smoke

      Slightly better with a little water but loses the flavor completely with a few more splashes
      Disappointing…
    • Finish
      81 81
      There is not too much, if you know the other Octomore, you know how one-dimensional this one is

  3. VEF206 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I used to be a mad peathead and this was once my favourite series from Bruichladdich. Taste more like 10yo than 5yo to me. Enjoyable sweetness all way through, until the kick comes in at the finish.

    By my pre-historical scoring method, it's a 9.1/10.
    • Nose
      Extremely peated. Leather. Burnt oak. Mild sea salt at the back. Vanilla. Fermented red bean curd (南乳) flavoured biscuit.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly sweet. Aggressive peat. Chewy vanilla & honey. Oak hid behind.
    • Finish
      Extensive finish. Smoked spices (cloves). Grassy. Mildly herbaceous while candied.

  5. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. JuniusQ scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very nice dram for which I thank my friend Bart. I allways ask myself, would I buy it myself and about 140 euro is a lot for this good whisky but not a high roller also to my opinion. I think it is quite expensive and for this money I can buy more or better. So, nice to have tasted this nice whisky, 86 points from me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose gets better after a drop of water to my opinion.
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet which surprised me somehow. A lot to discover in the taste, many allready wrote about it.
    • Finish
      88 88
      I think when I get up tomorrow, I will still have this finish so I am definately not going to brush my teeth in a few minutes from now. I will skip it this time, lovely finish.

  8. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Flowers, aloe. Sweet, smoke, ash, medicine. A toasted crust from the bread. There is no smoke to resist but whether apart

  9. Diekerelvandinges scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Peaty, earthy and strong wisps of smoke. Strong scent. A sense of anticipation of what's to come. A combination of malts, popcorn and green apple.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweeter than I expected. Soft and smooth. Surprising. Hints of vanilla.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very peaty and smoky. Complex and titillating. Lingers incredibly long. Amazing aftertaste.

  10. Dionysus scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Octomore, very special.
    In my opinion nothing to compare unless with other Octomore's of course.
    Top notch for such a young age.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  12. Gilles_V scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Peaty whisky but not that peaty.
    Rather complex for his young age.
    Not marked by the barrel. Rather maritime.

    A good whisky, but you can find similar things for a lot less.

  13. riegerjonas scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    2020-08-26
    • Nose
      81 81
      Citrus, orange peel, almonds, shortbread, peat smoke
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet-malty peaty, some oak flavor
    • Finish
      81 81
      weak

  14. DGV scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Super smoky experiment from Bruichladdich.
    There is no need to look for complexity in it, there is none. As well as no puffs of smoke expected from the stated PPMs. It's about something else ...
    Five-year alcohols are distinguished by a confident dryness, combined with the basic characteristics of "oak" aging. Fresh aroma, in tandem with an enveloping taste, contain citrus peels, shades of raw wood, mixed with dry sawdust, cinnamon spice, warmth of fresh baked goods and a little perfumery. All this ends with a long finish. The smoke in it is present all the way, but does not clog the receptors, overshadowing everything else. High phenolic content, with a dry, moderate sillage similar to a handful of fumigated malt.
    Conclusion: Not complicated, but quite interesting whisky.
    • Nose
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    • Taste
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    • Finish
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  15. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Svjatogor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    n: light and strong - strange, green apple, citrus, friut, peat
    t: strong! rollercoaster
    a: sweet peat

  17. DramRol scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Compared to 11.1 it was fruitier, sweeter and less peat-forward
    • Nose
      banana, vanilla, fresh fruits, citrus
    • Taste
      sweet and herbal
    • Finish
      dry and sweet

  18. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant, light and flattering representative of the Octomore range. The potential of this malt is only revealed by adding a little water.

    Without water: light, with a nice pleasant smoke, vanilla and citrus

    With water: The smoke becomes much stronger, the whisky turns into much more maritime and 'dirtier' aromas. Much stronger and rougher.

    Very nice to drink and exciting with the addition of water, but overall one of the 'lightest' Octomore bottlings. The climb to 3/10 is enormous.

  19. maltandgrains scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Water really heightens the taste in this, but not for the better I think. It comes out of an otherwise good balance.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very light nose. Not in any way week, but there's no bite, despite the high ABV. Honey and vanilla immediately beneath the peat. Salt and seaweed. Slightly medicinal.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fierce and strong. Not explosive, but not a slow entry from the peat either. Oaky bitterness, spices. Honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, mostly woody finish. Undertones of rubber.

  20. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly, there is so much smoke, and a completely delicate taste.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoked mackerel, pear on the fire. Fresh Apple branches that were thrown into the fire along with the leaves.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is sweet, a little floral, a little buttery, a little smoked fish.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The aftertaste is sweet and bright floral. A bit of wormwood bitterness in the finish.

  21. dramidaris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  22. DrunkDude scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    There’s more bacon in the nose compare with 10.3 which is of more bread. Among 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.3 will be my favorite.

  23. the_muskox scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Disappointing for an Octomore, but pretty great by most other standards. It’s missing some of the peat/savoury richness found in other Octos: the grilled meat, the funky cheese, et cetera. Not my favourite finish, either. For me, it’s probably closest to 8.1, another low-ppm (relatively) release. Still a fun whisky, though. I like the mix of sweet malty notes, orange marmalade, salty nori, and fragrant flowers. That salmon note on the nose is really nice too. It’s not really fishy per se, just… salmony. Like good sashimi. I was surprised that water helped it as well, I’ve found that water can actually destroy an Octomore.

    Nose: Definitely the lightest Octomore I’ve yet nosed. It’s almost closer to unpeated Bruichladdich than it is to Port Charlotte. Lots of salty smoked salmon, followed by barley sugars, sweet malt, and light lactic funk. Some fresh-baked custardy pastries wafting over. A hit of nori and salt, then finally some light green-wood smoke. The fruit takes a few minutes to appear: banana, coconut, and peaches-in-syrup. Some light floral notes, and some fragrant black pepper.
    A dribble of water brought out more fruit, specifically melon, as well as flowers and that familiar balsamic note.

    Palate: Medium-oily texture. Sweet and spicy up front, with honey, coconut, and black pepper. Then comes a blast of iodine, nori, tobacco, and slightly acrid wood smoke. These are joined by pickled ginger and flamed orange peel, then black pepper and dirt. It suddenly gets quite sweet, with the orange oil joined by fruit syrups and apricot jam, then more black pepper.
    The water brought out some tropical fruit, cured meat (prosciutto), and that balsamic again.

    Finish: Dark and sweet, slightly shorter than some other Octos. Some orange marmalade-like sweetness/bitterness, brown sugar, and black coffee. A sesame seed bagel with cream cheese?
    Water added more black pepper.

  24. vveed4z0 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

  25. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The most octomore in octomore 10 series but still softer compare to previous release especially on the peat. This maybe the easiest going Octomore I had tried so far.

  26. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Smell: If you don't take precautions, you will be burned to the nose of alcohol. Smell is the smell of many new wines, wheat husks, sour yeast, wake up, release some tomato potato chips, kitchen waste, sauteed rice, smoke The feeling is only active in the background, with some elusive vanilla cream and fresh spices at the end. The overall structure is still complete, how much richness do you expect to have a wine age without years? It tastes better than Ardbeg's five years.

    Drink: The tannins with rich bubbles and strong wrapping feeling, accompanied by a light burning sensation. In terms of taste buds, it is a lot of snacks. Potato chips and cheeks have very good acidity. The front is bitter and sweet. All aspects are taken care of. .

    Feelings: Compared with Borcia, I think the quality of the wine has dropped a lot, and the 107 ppm has not been able to exert its due strength in the wine. The bottling of this vintage is suspected of using peat to cover the maturity. The degree is not enough, but leaving aside this, Octomore's deployment ability on this benchmark is worthy of recognition, and there are not many opponents in this group anyway.

  27. Malthead19 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    - Smoke bomb alarm
    - Smoke over everything (unfortunately not very advantageous, almost a little uncomfortable)
    - in comparison to 7.1 or 8.1 weaker in taste
    - a representative of the Octomore series that is sure to do well in terms of firing technology, but I'm not really convinced
    • Nose
      a lot of smoke, a lot of ash, bourbon sweetness, vanilla
    • Taste
      strong cold smoky onset, strong further smoke development in the mouth (cold smoke), vanilla present but takes a back seat
    • Finish
      smoother longer departure;
      longer smoother reverberation

  28. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    In a nutshell: the weakest Octomore I've tasted so far. Disappointed me.
    • Nose
      smoky sweetish, but the smoke is quite weak, barley. Far fruity in the background
    • Taste
      strong onset, sweet with malt and barley. Absolutely need water
    • Finish
      short, sweet with some malt, barley and slightly nutty. Smoke is a bit penetrative

  29. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For me the weakest, tasted Octomore so far - maybe it should have matured for another 2 years!
    We know the barley, but not the barrel composition!
    [Color:] white wine;
    • Nose
      clear, unintegrated alcohol, unripe green fruits, trace of vanilla and little but unpleasant smoke;
    • Taste
      urgently needs water; powerful start, smoked ham, smoke, peat, herbs, cereals, malt surprisingly one-dimensional;
    • Finish
      short and sweet, penetrating smoke lingers for a long time;

  30. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted in a row with the 9.3, 10.1, 10.3 and 10.4 at the online octomore tasting meets heavy metal with brand ambassador Ewald Stromer.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet smoke with ham and notes of vanilla. In addition candied apple rings with subtle wood.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweetness remains. Smoked ham with liquorice and here too vanilla, with some fudge and coffee.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, with a slightly metallic smoke note to the smoke.

  31. Auriverdes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Kinda disappointing for a Octomore, the light peat levels are nice, but there isn’t much underneath worthy of the lightness. It’s shiny and bright not the best malt underneath to showcase.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light peat smoke, nougat, nutty, chlorine pool, light icing sugar
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat, sweet barley, icing sugar, white pepper, green pepper
    • Finish
      87 87
      Warm, salty, roasted peanut,

  33. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  34. Joint86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced whisky with recognizable Octomore character
    • Nose
      Fire, bonfire, malt acidity, varnish
    • Taste
      The aroma continues, a little sea is added
    • Finish
      Long, astringent, woody

  35. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Just as meh as the .4
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  36. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately a little disappointing and in a direct comparison extremely similar to 10.3, but due to the less pronounced citrus fruits and the missing herbal note, but clearly inferior and less exciting.

    A rock-solid Octomore - but unfortunately not anymore either.

  37. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Jackson05 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Was my last malt during a whisky festival, just to ensure my palate was indeed destroyed. I’m not an octomore fan in general, but I thought it was less complex and more astringent than other versions I’ve had. Not for me.

  40. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A highlight on the nose, the rest lacks a bit of Octomore power. Not bad at all, but you might wish for more than that tasting the heavily peated style of Bruichladdich. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/11/14/zehn-punkt/

  41. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    That's definitely not enough, what the 10.1 delivers here. Nice to know the barley used, but maybe a few more years would have worked better.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Slight biting smoke, at least at the beginning. You should give it some time and time for yourself.
      Even if he is more comfortable after some time, he shows himself still quite aggressive, ready to jump - where will show.
      Green apple, freshly mown grass, green branches, fresh savoy cabbage leaves. The nose says: young vegetables. Every now and then alcohol flashes through. A little vanilla.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Strong start, dry from the beginning. Cold, ashen peat smoke. Green apples, pear wedges. Somewhat grassy and slightly grainy. Malt, caramel - and then they left him.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Apart from the longer-lasting smoke, the finish is short, spicy and with a slight sweetness of unripe apples.

  42. nhuber scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Underwhelming for a Octomore, also with water... Save your money for another one...like the 10.3

  43. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Marsh peat, white fruits, charcoal, very delicate vanilla, fresh mint. Vase, reeds, eucalyptus bamboo. Cane sugar. Cut grass. It's very balanced. White plums, mirabelles, crushed vanilla pods. Mustard seeds. Intense, very oily palate, argan nuts, sweet olives. Liquid honey, watercress, knob of butter. Quite violent finish, which resonates in the mouth, fresh. Sage, zucchini flower, anise. Very ample, quite vegetal.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/09/octomore-101-dialogos-2013-5-yo.html
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  44. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Surprisingly light and subtle with notes of barley husks, wood smoke and a touch of sour beer, but also liquorice root. After a little while apple peel, vanilla custard and almond paste take over and don't let go of the wheel.
    • Taste
      Powerful stuff. The smoke certainly plays more a leading role here. Touches of sea shells, sweet barley, a whiff of lime, as well as cloves and chili pepper.
    • Finish
      Big notes of peat, as well as rubber. Ending on a sweeter note. Demerara sugar. Long.

  45. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  46. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    TASTING NOTES BY BRUICHLADDICH

    CHARACTER – Lithe, supple, powerfully confident and a dram more than the sum of its parts. Slow trickle distillation is the hallmark of this muscular, oily spirit.

    AROMA – Vanilla led, caramel, hints of smoke but tamed back. candied apple, gooseberry and marzipan.

    TASTE – Soft yet powerful and warming on the palate, peppery, barley sugar, smokey – dried earth and hints of rubber. Warm sand, sweetness of charred oak and pineapple.

    FINISH – Sweetness from tablet/fudge and a strong peat smoke and cold marine air combination.

    COLOUR – Pale golden.

  47. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  48. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Kept in the Octomore Masterclass during the Feis Ile 2019.
    Since I had better .1 Octomore
    • Nose
      Superficial vanilla, creamy, neat dry smoke, slightly acid, unripe apple, relatively young on the nose, a touch of cinnamon
    • Taste
      humming, neat smoke, wild, something burns, then vanilla, light sweetness, also here seasoning, towards cinnamon
    • Finish
      The smoke lasts forever, green apple comes back from behind, then creamy, long lasting

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