Octomore 10-year-old διάλογος

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2020 Fourth Limited Release 208 ppm
Stated Age
10 years old
Number of bottles
54.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2020 3:32 pm by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 192.48

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore 10-year-old διάλογος

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.15 points

  1. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Youtube Blind Tasting Review: https://youtu.be/zCP-pDUd0zs
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. swami scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    Creme brulee on fire.
    Poured over the fat from a pan that has been simmering bacon for too long.
    Fleur de Sel stalagmites grow on the back of the tongue.
    The best toffifee you have ever tasted.
    The mouth becomes a dry sauna in which the hot wood makes the tongue sweat.
    Very mild.
    After 5 minutes you ask yourself whether you have already swallowed or whether the finish is really that long.
    They can ask for the price because there is nothing like it anywhere else.

    (First dram from freshly opened Bouteille)

  3. the_muskox scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Oh my god, so much honey. I’ve never encountered waxy honey notes like these in an Octomore before. Amazingly creamy and tropical. The peat is definitely mellowed a bit. It honestly seems like some kind of Octomore-Bowmore hybrid, which sounds like some kind of magical dream whisky to me. Outstanding, surpassed my expectations.

    Nose: Cold extinguished bonfire and sea-soaked shale beach. Smoked salted fish, seaweed, light soy sauce, and pickled ginger. Loads of creamy vanilla. Exotic flowers, honey, basil, and a bit of camphor. Coconuts on the beach, pineapple juice, and banana cream pie (emphasis on the cream). A dusting of nutmeg and cinnamon. My bubbie’s chicken soup (she uses parsnips). Sesame oil and some walnut wood.

    Palate: Medium-thick texture. Matcha, vanilla, lemongrass, and spun sugar on the arrival. Very long development. Rich honeycomb builds slowly, with charred chashu pork slices, vanilla crème, soft caramels, and mouthwatering pineapple. Sweet pine needles, candied flowers, maple syrup, and lime candies. Underneath it all is earthy, medicinal peat smoke. Slightly chalky and briny. Some aged parmesan cheese.

    Finish: Long and dripping with honey. Honeycomb ice cream in a waffle cone. Damp bramble bushes. Cream-drenched tropical fruit, blueberry-basil gelato, and hot chocolate with marshmallows. More green tea.

  4. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It has an oily viscosity and an intense bouquet. I have aromas of intense marine peat smoke, citrus fruit, honey sweetness, vanilla and hay. Moderately complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. The alcohol is relatively well integrated and it has a heavy body.

  5. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Is already quite tasty, reminds in places of a Laphroaig 10 CS, one of the last batches. But then he lacks something to reach his class, at least once an adequate exit.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Cold smoke with a hint of lemon. Red currants and strawberries await in the background, as well as vanilla ice cream and forest honey. Sour lemon drops, warm tar paper, seaweed. Pepper and some paprika spice.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Start with the sour lemon drops from the nose. Quite heavy smoke, greasy and warming. Green apple, young twigs, warm engine oil, a freshly tarred road.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Just as medium-long finish if you disregard the long-lasting smoky note. Lemon peel, caramel, vanilla.

  6. Rollinstone scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Interesting dram with a fairly unique character. Not as peaty as one might have guessed but very tasty even for a peat enthusiast. The whisky definitely benefits from some time in the glass/bottle to open up.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Horse maure, blue berries, sea spray and mulled wine.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dry coffee smoke, toffee, a hint of wine influence and farmyard.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Oak with a slightly bitter dry long finish

  7. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Yes! This one is for the big screen. I don't understand how you can't like it. Complex and well matured. I'm looking forward to the first 20 year old Octomore. Will that ever exist? Leave out any water. It only adds a few pencil shavings. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/10/12/these-go-to-eleven/

  8. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Octomore 10yo (4th edition) 208ppm 100% Scottish barley 54.3% 12,000 bottles Optic barley
    Nose: Sour green apple, fresh cut grass, matcha tea, tarred ropes
    Palate: Berocca, barbecued pineapple
    Finish: labaneh, whipped feta

    With water
    Nose: camphor, jujubes, white pepper, floor polish, pebbledash wall, fruit cocktail
    Palate: wax crayons, cinnamon, sugar mice
    Finish: stewed tea, cinnamon balls

    Tasted as part of a Dusties Octomore tasting with brand ambassador Chloe Wood.

  9. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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