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Octomore 2007

Overall rating
90.15/100
votes
150
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2019 - Event Horizon
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Butts
Number of bottles
2000
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5055807412605
Added on
19 May 2019 4:34 pm by stf92
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 477,15

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore 2007

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.15 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Kept in the Octomore Masterclass during the Feis Ile 2019.
    I have rarely seen such slow legs as this whisky.
    • Nose
      The first thing that comes to mind is the nuttiness of the Oloro barrels, the basic character is sweet, unmistakable Laddie, not the typical sherry notes, rather lighter fruitiness, with some acidity, even a hint of Laddie cheese, more yellow fruit than red
    • Taste
      oily, definitely pure, creamy, nutty, the smoke is there, but not too strong, slight dryness with the smoke, some spice, vanilla, really yummy, smoky, yellow fruit, white chocolate
    • Finish
      Here the smoke comes through more and more, still creamy, lighter, vanilla, bright fruits

  2. stf92 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This super-heavily peated Octomore spirit, reaching 162.6PPM, was distilled in 2007. It has spent its entire maturing life in the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez butts from Fernando de Castilla. Just four were hand selected and combined to create a whisky of astounding rarity and significance. Having celebrated its 12th birthday in February this year, it is the oldest Octomore released to date.

    “The flavour profile is unbelievable, huge smoke, huge dried fruit notes and an earthy, rounded presence on the palate, unlike younger expressions of Octomore this is less vibrant but it has even greater depth of flavour - tobacco, coffee, tar, leather and that earthy dried smoke quality.” – Adam Hannett

  3. smawhiskey scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    One of my all time favorites

    Nose: Sherry sweetness and gentle peat gives way to tobacco, coffee, and leather

    Palate: Pleasant, berries, white chocolate and gentle peat.

    Finish: Very long. Dried fruits and subtle smoke.

    Balance: Oh, so very good! The 12 years of sherry maturation softens the typical Octomore smoke blast

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sweet dried fruit come out.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A trophy bottle obtained in a fight with those who are thirsty like me
    Well what can I say, this is his mother Oktomor. You won’t take it from the Condachka. While taking the photo, it took about 25-30 minutes. And the glass is already breaking out screaming crowd of aromas ...
    Nose: aged Chianti, medium roast steak with Jack daniels sauce, moist, heavy tobacco smoke in a smoked hookah, sweet sulfur flavor, roasted sugar and butter in a pan, smoked malt, the smell of tanning salons. Everything is very, very tight, powerful. I’m afraid to continue sitting, all of a sudden, violet men will appear from around the corner and God forbid they call me somewhere
    Sulfur comes to the fore with water, but it does not repel. Grain, dust, in the depths of a glass of solid oil.
    Taste: oily, rosehip syrup, burnt match, bitter nut, burnt sunflower seed, coal, strong cigar.
    Finish: Continuous. tart, a lot of wood, charcoal, tablet bitterness, red aged wine, a light cigar. Strongly knits.
    Bottom line: The first thing I want to say is that this Oktomor can be drunk without squinting, the fortress is not felt in practice. Whisky is very saturated. All that I heard and felt, develops into a fairly attractive picture. Sera, I don’t love her, but here she fits very well into the big picture. That's about arrogance, youth, so this is not here. Everything is very consistent. I really liked it.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What a chameleon. The nose is pretty much getting used to, but Laddie fans should get their money's worth. On the tongue, he then plays out all his qualities, keeps them until the finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Ripe grapes, raisins, juniper smoke and smoked trout - that's what I've never had in my nose in this station wagon. The actual smoke is very restrained, but there is always a note forward, which reminds me of the typical Laddie cleaning rags: sour, champignonesk, earthy, with approaches of babies crumbly cube cough. Fermented fruits, compost.
      After the first sip (see below): a note of sulfur and pleasant spices.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong, grape-sweet and chocolate-like start, which makes the nose a little forgotten. Take another quick look with these impressions: Now there is a hint of sulfur that covers the baby spectacle.
      Now the full sherry program with grapes, raisins, blackberries, blackcurrants, leather, tobacco, fresh wood. Very tasty, very balanced. Caramel and almond slivers, coffee beans, nutmeg, chervil. Mild smoke. Offers a completely different program than the nose.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, dry with time. Sweet grapes and blackberries to the end, to a pinch of pepper, a little licorice, yeast.

  7. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Do you know the moment, when you see a piece of art or craftsmanship and you realize it is just one single color, technique, etc. but still totally stunning? Well, meet the bacon-singularity: Octomore 2007 Event Horizon.
    From the first nosing to the last drop this one seams to be tuned to one flavor profile. Kudos to the team behind this whisky!
    Read my full review (in German) here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/08/19/die-schinken-singularitaet/

  8. gossm01 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Intense smoke, licorice, slightly nutty, raisin syrup, sweet
    • Taste
      91 91
      Caramel, raisin syrup, liquorice, slightly ashy
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long lasting and intense, pleasantly warming

  9. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    finish for the feis island 2019!
    • Nose
      wood, licorice, candied fruits
      cooked lemon, a little earth, dust and mushrooms
      cooked and macerated oranges and mirabelles, lemon with chips.
      a little coffee grounds
      the peat arrives "finally", with still earthy smoke, that when the fire is re-sharpened.
    • Taste
      liquorice, a little black soot, then the smoke is dry enough!
      candied cooked fruits on white and yellow fruits, raisins, and also kernels
      overcooked caramel, toasted wood,
      leather well greased by the horse's box!
      a little grass too, hay,
      the peat is almost absent, taken by smoke and licorice!
    • Finish
      dry smoke, tobacco, dried fruit, dry humus and leather for an intense finish.
      a hell of a change with the 1st Octomore peat!

  10. Hector_Savage scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    The Octomore Event Horizon was a hype bottle. Cope?
    For me it was a definite yes ... the fact that he was the oldest Octomore at the time of 12 and was only divided into a total of four PX & Oloroso barrels on 2000 bottles is not enough to justify a price of £ 175.
    But at the latest the nose and the palate ensure that the price is leveled and only the taste is in the foreground, as it should be.
    A big thank you to my dudes from Whiskyfellas for the sample and getting the big bottle.
    • Nose
      92 92
      It starts with sweet bacon that has fallen into the ashes from the grill, a great spiciness with some cloves and pepper.
      Light orange zest and raspberries are noticeable, as well as roasted aromas in the form of coffee.
      The otherwise typical Octomore grain note is largely missing from the Horizon.
      The alcohol is wonderfully integrated (Glencairn glass)
    • Taste
      91 91
      Here it starts with a sweet smoky orange, followed by the ashy sweetness from the nose, then light tobacco.
      The bacon has slipped into the background.
      In the end slightly dry and earthy.
      A wonderful full mouthfeel in which nothing works and is equally effective.
    • Finish
      90 90
      It sticks for a relatively long time but is never put on, with the same ashy sweetness as on the palate.
      Nice, if not too spectacular, finish

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