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Octomore Edition 10.3 διάλογος / 114 PPM

Overall rating
87.38/100
votes
142
Whiskybase ID
WB126654
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley - Irene's Field
Vintage
2013
Bottled
08.07.2019
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Oak
Number of bottles
24000
Strength
61.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L/163334 19/165
Barcode
5055807412261
Added on
25 Feb 2019 4:02 am by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 197.92

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 10.3 διάλογος / 114 PPM

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.38 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Probably the first Octomore that I really like. No youth to make out. It is advisable to give the dram a good sip of water. The whisky tolerates it and thanks it with a distinctly more flavor.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Undiluted, he shows himself rather buttoned up and lets you only taste Black Forest ham and smoke.
      A small shot of water is already there to lure him out of reserve and bring down from his high 61.3% -Ross. For now he also reveals beautiful spicy notes and smoked pineapple as well as an even more intense greasy note. Acts older than six years.
    • Taste
      88 88
      With a splash of water: Still with good power on the tongue. Slightly dry, extremely intense and penetrating smoky note. So fast you can not see how the smoke spreads throughout the mouth. Machine oil, fine-herb, oregano, bay leaves. Espresso beans, dark chocolate. Seaweed.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Due to the pervasive smoky note long finish, where you have to honestly say that the roasted pineapple is still to be found. So it may be that it is not just due to the smoke that you can enjoy this whisky for a little while longer.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. spnimcco scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Clear difference to the previous series by Octomore, lack of balance.

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. thebonewolf scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I could smell for days. Good as the taste is, that’s the part I liked the least, as the finish was just shy of the nose, the taste just behind that. I’m hard pressed to think of how this could have been made more appealing to me.
    • Nose
      98 98
      Dirty peat. Filthy. Smoke. Meat. Perfect.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Dry, smoky, oaky.
    • Finish
      96 96
      Subtle into big smoke, some brine, hint of green fruit.

  7. Ro_Loe_10 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      floral and sweet, oranges, vanilla
    • Taste
      hint of saltiness, clean, fresh peat, so easy to drink
    • Finish
      medium

  8. maltandgrains scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Water improves the nose, but not the taste.
    • Nose
      67 67
      Very sour and wet, musty smell. Quite salty. A little off-putting. Water takes down some of the musty, wet nose.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Strong peat, sea salt. Wood spices and bitternes. Somewhat sour, a hint of sour apples.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Long finish. Warming and spicy.

  9. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind.

    First I thought this could be a young ex-bourbon Caol Ila or Lagavulin, but after tasting it and catching the farminess on the nose and the taste, I realized it's neither. Blind tasting confirmed what I already thought I knew, that Octomore isn't for me. It's too simple and too loud to win me over.
    • Nose
      Simple, heavily peated, with lemons, a bit of salt, and smoke. With a bit of time and a few drops of water, vanilla, matches, and farmyard smells.
    • Taste
      Oily, coaly, strong, but simple. Tarry and chalky as well. Water brings some hay and horses.
    • Finish
      Oily, simple, and strongly peaty, with hay in the tail.

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