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Myken Octave Symphony

Overall rating
83.63/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB150458
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Arctic Single Malt Whisky
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon, Sherry and PX Casks
Number of bottles
1415
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
7090040950727
Added on
05 Mar 2020 4:41 pm by Slàinte Mhath
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 75.00

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Whisky Reviews for Myken Octave Symphony

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.63 points

  1. SAND scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    (Tasted blind, 20.05.2020)
    APPEARANCE: Deep gold, towards pale brown colour. High viscosity, thick, slow legs.
    NOSE: A lot of sweet oak wood, intense and a bit one dimensional but quite pleasant. Vanilla, banana, saw mill, new and old sawdust mixed, XO cognac and marzipan. With a few drops of water; some additional tea notes. In the empty glass there are also orchard fruit notes (86-87p)
    TASTE: Medium viscosity, some black pepper, honey, mild woodiness. Warming. With a few drops of water; mint (83p)
    FINISH:   Wood spice; black pepper tannins, sweetness. With a few drops of water; chewing saw dust. (84p)
    OVERALL: I think this is fairly young but is not raw anymore and has had some intense wood maturation. Virgin oak and/or first fill Bourbon? 43-46% ABV? Total score 84-85 points.

  2. Mordeth scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Salty, some sherry, sweet fruit and toast with a hint of smoke. A bit of alcohol smell.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Quite salty, with some unwanted wet cardboard, a bit bitter.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fresh sherry with plums lingers surprisingly long considering its young age. Vague butter towards the end?

  3. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Only fourteen 1st-fill octave casks were used for maturation

    5x 40 Liter ex-Bourbon (1st fill, from Heaven Hill)
    5x 55 Liter ex-Sherry (1st fill seasoned Oloroso)
    4x 55 Liter ex-Sherry (1st fill seasoned Pedro Ximenez)

  4. MaMaMa did not rate this whisky Member Senior

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