Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Cask Whisperer (TCW)
Bottling serie
Jim McEwan's Private Stock - 1st Release
Stated Age
11 years old
Château d'Yquem Cask
Number of bottles
60.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Switzerland Switzerland
Added on
08 apr 2019 6:43 pm by Whiskybilly
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 312.16

17 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Octomore 2007 TCW

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.89 points.

  1. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Smoky sweet taste explosion!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoke embedded in sweetish wine notes with some pastries in the background. Some wood and I have really light pineapple with pear in my nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Taste explosion. Lots of smoke, but also delicious sweetness. Some marzipan comes through me, which connects with the wine notes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and smoky. The sweetness stays here too. Light pastry note and then licorice. He really sticks to the palate.

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  3. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. aphex scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    An uncomplicated and nice Octomore but a tad too sweet for me I suppose.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Gentle and clean peat smoke, coastal notes, some sweet pastry notes (vanilla, cake) and hints of fresh wood.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peaty, smoky, slighty ashy with sweetness from the nose and liquorice. Water doesn't change much.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, smoky and sweet.

  5. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 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.

    Maybe the Octos are more convincing? This has been a dissapointing tasting so far. The nose of this Sauternes cask is the best I had all evening. Only the Octo Chateau Latour is still to come...

    But as with all the other TCW drams today they can't hold the promise on the palate and finish. In this case getting overly sweeeeeeeet. This is unfortunately quite sticking as well as a lot of bitter wood is appearing very late but intensely with a bit of unpleasant soap. It is really the wood that stays on and on and on. Not pleasant. I would rather pick up a bottle of Octomore 4.2 at auction which is cheaper and better by far.

    2 cl at the TCW first release tasting
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Rosebanker scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior


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