Whiskybase
Overall rating
89.57/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Cask Whisperer (TCW)
Bottling serie
Jim McEwan's Private Stock - 1st Release
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Château Latour Wine Cask
Casknumber
4318
Number of bottles
292
Strength
63.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2019 6:59 pm by Chewbacca
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 255,90

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16 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore 2009 TCW

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.57 points

  1. daverdaz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    SERGE WHISKYFUN:
    Octomore 9 yo 2009/2019 (63.7%, The Cask Whisperer, Château Lafite cask, 292 bottles) Three stars
    This cannot work, as Lafite is the epitome of Cabernetness, thus of red wine, and as in my book, peat and red wine will just kill each other. Let’s see… Colour: ripe apricot. Nose: right. Jaffa cakes, anyone? Sourdough? Porridge and fumes? Cigar smoke? Strawberry yoghurt? Clafoutis? Christmas pudding? Long story short, the jury’s still out… With water: something else, not quite whisky, rather some kind of smoked cherry brandy. Mouth (neat): wha-ha-hat? Smoked cherry bandy indeed? With water: it kind of works, and the big red and the big peater do tango indeed, but we’re extremely far from Whiskydom. Not sure they should have tasting committees in Scotch whisky, like we have with most French wines, but I believe anyone would reject this and make this baby lose the ‘appellation’ Islay, if not Scotch Malt Whisky. You say heaven forbid? You may be right… Finish: long, smoky, almondy. Smoked cherry-flavoured marzipan. Comments: not bad at all, on the contrary, but extremely odd. Someone should launch some kind of ‘European Whisky’ appellation, but only after Brexit, and once an independent Scotland will have re-joined the EU. Yeah; we’ll see what happens…
    SGP:647 - 80 points.
    • Nose
      Nose: right. Jaffa cakes, anyone? Sourdough? Porridge and fumes? Cigar smoke? Strawberry yoghurt? Clafoutis? Christmas pudding? Long story short, the jury’s still out… With water: something else, not quite whisky, rather some kind of smoked cherry brandy
    • Taste
      Mouth (neat): wha-ha-hat? Smoked cherry bandy indeed? With water: it kind of works, and the big red and the big peater do tango indeed, but we’re extremely far from Whiskydom. Not sure they should have tasting committees in Scotch whisky, like we have with most French wines, but I believe anyone would reject this and make this baby lose the ‘appellation’ Islay, if not Scotch Malt Whisky. You say heaven forbid? You may be right…
    • Finish
      Finish: long, smoky, almondy. Smoked cherry-flavoured marzipan. Comments: not bad at all, on the contrary, but extremely odd. Someone should launch some kind of ‘European Whisky’ appellation, but only after Brexit, and once an independent Scotland will have re-joined the EU. Yeah; we’ll see what happens…

  2. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Peaty strawberries from the wine barrel ;-)
    Complex octomore with addictive factor.
    • Nose
      Smoke with strawberries. Berry smoked ham. Some wood and some tar.
    • Taste
      A sweet force with smoke. Then woody notes, paired with red berries. Again, a real explosion, as in the 2007er from the same series.
    • Finish
      Violently. Smoke with forest fruits and strawberries. Complex and the alcohol is very well integrated!

  3. Rosebanker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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