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Overall rating
88.59/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB139786
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
870
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
30 ml 500 ml
Barcode
5060532805790
Added on
01 Oct 2019 6:34 pm by Nidan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 204.22

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Oc6 ElD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like this one more than I usually like Octomore, since the farm and horse dung smells are more in the background. I can't quite understand the low Whiskyfun score (75 pts.) for this, since I don't really find anything here that would be worse than what I usually find in Octos.
    • Nose
      Varnish, herbs, and a strong, mossy peat smell. Smoked fish, and a hint of farm yards. Some putty and herbal tinctures. Sadly, water brings out not only a huge peatiness, but also the dreaded farm.
    • Taste
      I like the oiliness and those hints of lemon, but otherwise it is a bit bland, even though that might be a silly word to use since there's crazy amounts of peat. Some herbal tincture notes again.
    • Finish
      Long, on tar candy and a hint of lemon. Monotone.

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;
    This young Octomore was distilled in 2011 and aged in ex-bourbon barrels for more than eight years. As expected, it’s packed with pungent smoke, but also offers a wealth of citrus fruit and toasted grain flavours. 870 bottles produced in total.

    Cask details;
    2011 distillate aged in ex-bourbon barrels.

    Tating Notes;

    Nose
    Burnt matches and iodine softened by lemon and orange peel, tinned fruit and maraschino cherries. Sumptuous melted caramel and ginger emerge after adding a drop of water.

    Palate
    The chewy texture instantly erupts with hot peat and astringent smoke, before opening up into sea salt and cracked black pepper. Past the spice, there’s a generous helping of grapefruit marmalade spread on toasted rye bread.

    Finish
    Dry finish with more citrus fruit, malted barley, tarragon and green tomatoes.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  5. Dean90 scored this whisky 99 points Newbie

    to taste the whiskylive paris simply sumptuous :)

  6. Dean90 scored this whisky 99 points Newbie

    to taste the whiskylive paris simply sumptuous :)

  7. StellaYP scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    The best Octomore i've ever tried

    Salty, Peaty, Medicinal everything is here and perfectly equilibrate

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 20 22 21 84

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  10. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Thick peat and marshy, it is a power, humidity, mold, mangrove, moist tropical scents, vanilla and lime, embellished with a light cherry. Iodine and orange jam. Hint of ginger. On the palate, some cereals, wheat, barley, millet, but it remains very mushy, and vanilla sets in, in the middle of peppery spices. Satisfying finish, long enough to be mentioned, earthy, charcoal, but also cola and wheat germ. Limestone rock.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/11/elements-of-islay-2011-oc6-8-yo.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

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