Octomore Edition 10.2 διάλογος / 96.9 ppm

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
1st Fill American Whisky / 3rd fill Sauternes
Number of bottles
56.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L163330, 19/167
Added on
20 Sep 2019 10:27 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 160.84

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89 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 10.2 διάλογος / 96.9 ppm

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Had a sample of this. My first octomore and it is what I expect. A strong alcoholic medicinic smokey islay. What amazes me most is the almost oily texture, spreads very well all over my mouth.

    Quite expensive but really tasty.
    • Nose
      86 86
      changes a little bit with water, first impression is very sweet, apricots, peaches, maracuja. Then the smoke sets in (coal. fish factory). Very well balanced on the nose gets smokier with a little bit of water.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Clearly influenced by the sauterne cask. Starts of unexpectedly sweet but then it is followed by a lot of smoke. Smoked Salmon for me but also crisp bacon.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoke smoke and lots of it, but still a little bit of sweetness and cough medicine. Also quite salty. Very complex. I like it!

  2. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If you give it some time it will reward you. From palate to aftertaste it will take you on a salty and hot ride. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/11/14/zehn-punkt/

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Stone fruits like peach and nectarine at the forefront, with a whiff of smoked bacon and charred oak in the background. A touch salty seaweed as well. It gives of a rich, buttery, oily vibe.
    • Taste
      Thick and sticky mouthfeel, with notes of butterscotch and refined sugar. Nice interplay between the sweet notes and the barbecue smoke. Hints of leather and rubber, as well as iodine.
    • Finish
      A tad dry. A whiff of chocolate and nougat. Lingering smoke and tar.

  4. Rodrigue1975 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    I am going back to this Octomore 10.2 after first opening a few weeks ago.
    The juice needs a good aeration in the glass so that its aromas can be fully expressed.

    A beautiful dark gold color.

    A tasty nose of dry apricot and oak influences that stand out, a light peat with a medicinal side.

    In the mouth it is really rich and very oily, the influence of oak is once again felt, a sweet smoothness, very creamy, slightly caramelized and buttery, some notes of vanilla and candied lemon. A little bitterness in the middle of the mouth.

    A finish where we still find oak and a lingering smoke, soot, to finish on honeyed notes and orange marmalade.

    Superbly integrated peat and alcohol.
    A very nice tasting.
    I expected big puffs of peat and smoke, whereas on the contrary, we are on something very fine, very delicate, very controlled and above all full of gluttony.

  5. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It has an oily viscosity and a relatively strong bouquet. I have aromas of dry peat smoke, citrus fruit, maritime notes, honey sweetness, vanilla, pipe tobacco and malty sweetness. Moderately complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. The alcohol is well integrated and has a relatively heavy body.

  7. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    On an iodine background, an extremely soft balance. Delicate, almost tender. The influence of bourbon is felt, honey, lime pulp, but also the barrels of wine, sweet, candied white plum, we recognize Sauternes. The beach in a very sunny location. Pastry side, icing sugar, sponge cake. The peat is barely noticeable, and yet it is very strong. It's hard to say otherwise. It is so well integrated that it is in the texture of each scent. But it does not impose itself. Slight astringency all the same. The vanilla is really intense, it's like crunching the grains one by one inside the pod. Adding water does not help much, on the contrary. A little charcoal if you let it air out for a long time. In the mouth, it is very smooth, here too the Sauternes is essential, but also a saline side, oysters, lemonade, then the spices rise, without it being too strong. Coriander, cloves, bay leaves. Mirabelles in the finish, then it's rather woody, meaty, from duck to orange I would say. It is very long. Very smooth overall, no plastic or medicinal touch. Great art.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    sweet, sweeter, sauternes, and that with 3rd-Fill, I like that, but that's probably also over for some
    • Nose
      starts slightly coal-like, flint, sweet, very slightly grassy, vanilla, gets sweeter and sweeter, cotton candy, sweet yellow fruit, some acidity, caramel, subtle smoke, very ashy, slightly nutty, a little wax, dessert cream
    • Taste
      intense, ashy, oily, sweet, cotton candy, more smoke here, sticky, vanilla, creamy, very sweet, caramel, a bit of nut
    • Finish
      sweet, slightly grape, the smoke is still present on the palate, dry mouth feel, slightly nutty, a hint of lime

  9. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Smoke, charred wood, smoked ham, metallic sweetness, with subtle dates wrapped in bacon, a bit of green apple with citrus notes, with light spicy cherry notes. Really exciting. Find the Octomore very complex.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Have you ever tried freshly fried bacon on honey bread? I don't, but that's what comes to mind first when nosing! Oak seasoning and herbal notes follow. I also notice apricot jam, nuts and some ash. After adding water there is a hint of milk chocolate.

    The smoke is not as strong as expected, the Octomore is sweet and spicy with a little dry oak. A full and rather oily mouthfeel! There is still some chilliness. With a few drops of water, the smoke is reduced and citrus and herbal notes appear.

    The finish is medium long and very creamy! Sweet and spicy aromas dominate here.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87


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