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Octomore 2007

Overall rating
89.99/100
votes
89
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
Added on
19 May 2019 4:34 pm by stf92
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 477,50

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore 2007

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.99 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. 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!

  4. 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

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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/

  7. 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

  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. aphex scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A punchy and overwhelming nose at first which turns quite nicely. Punchy palate less to my taste.
    Like the 9.2 I prefer it without water and like the 9.2 not bad but with the kind of wine cask influence I'm not too fond of.
    Not bad but the .
    • Nose
      Winey and meaty (think smoked meat). Hessian soaked in balsamic vinegar and antiseptic (betadine). Green olives. Actual sherry notes finally emerge with a few dried fruits (raisins, nuts). Lots of brine.
    • Taste
      Smoky. Salt, almonds, earthy notes, tobacco, chocolate. More meaty notes. With water, even more meaty and winey.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, meaty and salty.

  10. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    After pouring first smoked bacon and BBQ sauce. Only with time is the sherry more pronounced, strong nutty (walnut, hazelnut, pecan nut). Dried figs, orange, plums, blackberries. After a good 15 minutes breathe there is a fleshy smell, as from a strong Rindsboullion.
    Water reveals nothing new, but the smell becomes sweeter-fruity

    Mouth:
    Great sherry-smoke combination, here the sherry gets a herbal wrap, thyme and some sage. Soot, black olives, a touch of soy sauce.
    With time in the mouth again the notes of smoked bacon and Landjäger from the nose.
    With water it becomes fruity, berry.

    Finish:
    Here it is slightly bitter, freshly brewed espresso. Only subtly fruity.

    Conclusion:
    He is very delicious, but at times he seems a bit unbalanced.
    But above all, this Octomore shows me once again - a high ppm number on the grain only partially brings a super-smoky flavor. Since I had other sherry keg-matured Port Charlotte, the smoky acted as this Octomore.

    87/100

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