Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Cask Whisperer (TCW)
Bottling serie
Jim McEwan's Private Stock - 1st Release
Stated Age
09 years old
Château Latour Wine Cask
Number of bottles
63.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Switzerland Switzerland
Added on
02 apr 2019 6:59 pm by Chewbacca
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 256.43

15 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Octomore 2009 TCW

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.06 points.

  1. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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!

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  3. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    General note: Having tasted all six drams of The Cask Whisperers first release in a special tasting, I have to confess that this release has nothing special (other than disappointment) at all except for a bad price quality relation. Maybe I expected too much of Jim McEwan, who has one of the biggest legacy of modern whisky times. But to me he missed out on adding to it, rather I feel he substracted a lot. It starts with the packing, which looks like it was created by someone on the cheap, not worthy of the big man. The contents, for a first release, where I would bottle my best stuff, is dissapointing to say the least but fits the overall appearance of the release. What you see is what you get and taste for too much moolah based on a high priced swiss market. In this way it is a fitting realease but not on a high note, not at all.

    The last of the six TCW first release whiskies. The nose is dominated by wine and getting towards struck matches the longer I nose it. Confirmed on the palate where the wine takes over in a never ending fight between wine and whisky. The wine clings to my tongue like someone who doesn't want to let go. But I say: yes please, get out of here. But the bugger simply doesn't.

    This was the last 2cl dram of a very disappointing The Cask Whisperers first release tasting and I am glad I will never have to spend any money on any bottle that I tasted today. Overrated, overpriced, not a friend to my palate.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  5. Rosebanker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


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