Octomore Edition 07.3 / 169

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley - Lorgba Field, Octomore Farm
Stated Age
05 years old
Bourbon Barrels & Ribera del Duero Wine Cask
63.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L/150567 16/017
Added on
11 feb 2020 11:00 pm by Lechside

Average value

€ 217.71

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 07.3 / 169

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.38 points.

  1. molpet scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A truly exceptional version of Octomore, no doubt about it! I had several, but this one stood out thanks to the very strong vanilla and citrus notes. Had a great oily texture on top of that. I am afraid that the price around 200 Euro might be justified in this case.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

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  3. tenko scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    "Color" light golden yellow "smell" 63 degrees of wine body, but the aroma is open, bacon, rich and sweet, with some red fruits and honey "taste" is much softer than expected, full of salty and fresh, full flavor, and then some burnt Sugar, campfire, a bit of a roasted sweet potato or roasted chestnut 'aftertaste' smoky, and then some cocoa really shocked at how well-controlled it is, and how lively, contradictory and balanced as a peat wine , love it!

  4. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Overall - great, maybe too strong in taste
    • Nose
      92 92
      Lemon whip cream peat smoke (sweet-sour), white fruits, vanilla, sea breeze, barley sugar. Great balance
    • Taste
      90 90
      Strong sour ash smoke, with honey and white fruits, hint of vanilla, green herbs
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, smoky, sweet, fruity, oaky

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. yarikovsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. PRV scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


  9. Dmz scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Probably the best peat whisky I have ever tasted before. Peaty and sweet. Chocolate and dry fruits.

  10. sarthur71 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Powerful octomore, wine notes are well integrated, strength almost does not interfere. 22-22-22.5-22.5

  12. Florius scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

  13. BaggyGreen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    There are some whiskies which you know from the very first moments of nosing and tasting are going to be epiphany whiskies. They set off all kinds of reactions in your olefactory senses as well as providing memories of times already experienced. For me, this is one. Immediately the aromas rise from the glass I'm back on Islay - on a beach with a whiff of bonfire smoke on the salty air, a fresh basket of yellow and orange fruits laid out before me, complemented by an open packet of barley sugar and a tiny hint of menthol. What clarity!
    • Nose
      Gentle sweet peat smoke unfurls in its wake intense barley sugar notes, a sweet-sour fruit combination of freshly cut summer apricots with a drizzle of lemon juice, a hint of vanilla, a lightly salty sea breeze and the faintest hint of menthol. What is striking is the way the peat smoke is integrated into this superbly varied fabric. Great start!
    • Taste
      As the nose indicated, the arrival on the palate is gentle, with the malted barley notes (they seem so typical of Islay barley) again offering a delicious sweetness with overtones of honey and apricot juiceand carrying a hint of vanilla from the ex-bourbon casks. The development brings the now rising peat smoke and hints of brine to the fore, but these never dominate the overall taste experience, which with time in the glass allows the initial luscious sweetness to return on the back palate. Superb.
    • Finish
      With or without water the finish is long and intense with some superb wine cask tannins emerging to firm things up as well as adding some fresh oak spice. This all hints at first-class selection of quality casks. I may be imagining it, but I get a final hint of dunnage warehouse that wraps this beauty up very nicely indeed. Probably my favourite Octomore.


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