Octomore Edition 12.2 / 129.7 PPM

Overall rating
87.47/100
votes
214
Whiskybase ID
WB170856
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Impossible Equation
Bottled
07.2021
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon + 18 month Sauternes Finish
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L164929 + L164934, 21/193
Barcode
5055807414807
Bottled for
between 19.07.2021 and 21.07.2021
Added on
27 nov 2020 4:59 pm by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 181.23

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 12.2 / 129.7 PPM

46 users have left 48 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.47 points.

  1. AndyMO10 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Fantastic smoke bomb! Ripe orange, sugary lime, lemon and orange zest, milk chocolate, baking spices, sweet vanilla, fresh tobacco, all covered by strong, dry and spicy smokiness. Perfect combination of sweetness and smokiness. Ash tones lingers in the mouth for a long time. Powerfull, intense and robust.

  2. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    03-10-2021
    • Nose
      70 70
      vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      72 72
      vanilla, honey, peat
    • Finish
      70 70
      vanilla, honey, peat

  3. Gregorsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Pretty good. In my opinion, the finish drops a little. Otherwise, this is a great dram. The Sauterne finish does exactly what it should, the Octomore, too. Full review alongside 12.1 and 12.3: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/12/23/der-weg-zur-800/
    • Nose
      88 88
      Wonderful earthy and peaty notes mix with some fruit. Especially peaches that have already fermented nicely or perhaps lay in the bowl for a little long. After some time, vanilla is also clearly present.
    • Taste
      90 90
      All about earthy and peaty notes you can imagine. An oily consistency lies over the entire mouth. Then there is a nice seafood dish with garden fruits in between.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The fruits fade into the background and remain as a slight sweetness. Salty notes and a decent amount of coal remain.

  5. whisky_knight scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Trying the 2nd bottle in the 12 series from Octomore, I was most looking forward to the Sauternes Cask Finish and what flavors would be imparted here with such a powerful peat level (129.7 ppm). Compared to 12.1, Octomore Edition 12.2 was generally smoother on the palate, a bit more balanced, but it did seem very similar to 12.1 in some ways.

    I wasn’t able to really discern any noticeable Sauternes Cask influence, but perhaps it’s due to my untrained palate (for peat), palate fatigue (from trying 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 all in 1 sitting), or the Sauternes Cask maturation wasn’t sufficient for the super heavily peated Octomore base.
    • Nose
      67 67
      More muted compared to Octomore 12.1. There’s campfire smoke (nothing medicinal like Laphroaig). Honey, vanilla, light melons, some earthy tones.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Definitely smoother on the palate compared to Octomore 12.1. Smoky, creamy, there’s a better balance with smoke and spice here. More campfire, some honey sweetness (not much), maybe stone fruits (some fruits). Not really noticing any distinct Sauternes flavors coming through.
    • Finish
      67 67
      Shorter than the Octomore 12.1. It’s certainly a smoother fade. Still smoke present on the finish, some honey, smoked / barbecued fruits.

  6. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In direct comparison with Octomore 12.1 and 12.3

  8. ClixMalt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Quite a fat BBQ smokiness, picalilly, glazed ham, wet charcoal, overbrewed black tea, sweet liquorice, sweet honey, lemon, wet twigs and leaves.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoke and charred wood, black pepper, honey, some vanilla, sweet lemon, caramelized apple, salted liquorice, mashed potato, wet plant remains and charcoal.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very long: Dutch honey liquorice, black pepper, honey and sweet smoked citrus fruit, ending on toasted wood and charcoal.

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very powerful, intense whisky, with certainly heavy peaty elements, but certainly not overpowering, enough room for sweet notes and woodsmoke.
    Very attractive dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fake leather, roasted meat, bacon, a bit farmy character. Later on more woodsmoke, and some sweet hints of vanilla.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong and powerful, smoky and sweet. Drying mouthfeel, intense, some laurel licorice. Then more sweet smoke, vanilla. Full body.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still powerful, sweet, sweet smoke to be more specific. Still really intense, some ash and woodsmoke, long finish.

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  13. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      straw, wet newspaper, cigarette ash, roses, banana, vanilla, grass clippings, leather, glue
    • Taste
      smoky, peat, nuts, seawater, reed, wood, ash, citrus, lychee, caramel, plum

  16. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Lcluy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  18. Banzai scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Jimbeau scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  20. W_W scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Octomore are always good. However, the quality has decreased over the years, for me. This one is particular because of the Sauternes cask finish. Burnt yellow fruits, with smoked bacon and pepper. Not long enough for an Octomore (if I compare it to older batches).

  21. TheRidgeBack scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    no dram for every day. You should also give it some time to breathe and to open up the whisky. If you do that, you have a strong friend by the fireplace who will literally take you by storm.
    • Nose
      Smoky, pleasant
      earthy
      Fruity, melons
      Sweet, light vanilla
      malty
      typical Bruichladdich distillery smell
    • Taste
      sweet honey
      Soft
      smoke
      Seasoning builds up tremendously
      Alcohol well integrated
    • Finish
      melon-like sweetness in the finish
      Smoke fills the mouth
      slight dryness on the tongue
      soft mouthfeel

  22. TheRidgeBack scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    a nice, smoky dram. Not for every day. The distillery character remains clear despite the extreme PPM content.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoky pleasant
      Earthy
      Fruits melons
      Sweet, light vanilla
      Malty light
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, some honey with fructose
      Mouthfeel soft
      Smoke builds up, strong. Stronger than the aroma
      Spice builds up, alcohol is well integrated
      Fruit sweetness at the end
    • Finish
      80 80
      long
      Tongue slightly dry
      Espresso notes
      Slightly sour, like unripe light stone fruits
      salty tart, slightly bitter

  23. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Promising nose - but the promise is not kept afterwards. The indication of any PPM you could slowly give yourself away, that only raises false hopes.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dates wrapped in (smoked) bacon, grape seeds, raspberry sorbet. A fruitiness that I've seldom had in an Octomore before. A freshly polished wooden floor, a bundle of dry herbs.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Moderate start (actually) with a fruity-smoky note. Spicy bacon, tar, pepper. Fresh bread dough, yeast, malt. In contrast to the nose, it is hardly herbaceous.
    • Finish
      83 83
      In short, even the smoke doesn't last very long. A little pepper, dates, bacon.

  24. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  25. Mapl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  27. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Very peaty and smoke as expected, a bit less sweet than other Octomore, quite herbal
    • Nose
      87 87
      Citric, vanilla, seabreeze, peat, smoke, honey, hints of stone fruits, spices, herbs
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, creamy, little fruity, good sweetness, peat, smoke, ashes, little soot, little fruity, yellow fruits, vanilla, more herbs
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, strong peat and smoke, quite herbal

  28. MaroFF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      vanilla, milk chocolate, a little alcoholic, exotic fruit, melon, hay, light balloon
    • Taste
      89 89
      a log from the fire, sweet, honey, slightly almond
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, sweet, pleasant, at the end pleasant warmth spreading throughout the body

  29. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very thick smoke. Marshy peat. We are in the mangrove, we hear the exotic birds chirping. The damp creepers, the palm trees, the tall grass. Sweet fruity flavor that rises on the marzipan, the orgeat syrup. But everything is quickly drowned in an opaque smoke. A few drops of caramel. White grape, lychee. Icing sugar. Forest berries, black. Soft mouth entry, then the spices attack, pepper, paprika, ginger, nutmeg. Piles of earthy, oily peat. Behind, blueberry tart. Fig filling. All sprinkled with ashes. Holly leaves. Campfire. Long, powerful finish, which crushes everything in its path, woody, mellow, but also charcoal. Bread cake. Plum liqueur. Muscat grape. Thistle. Oak bark. Slight bitter note, and finally a little liquorice.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/12/octomore-2015-122-impossible-equation-5.html
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  30. Derufus scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  31. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  32. Sporx scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Little smoke, caramel, vanilla, cake, fruit, roasted aromas, honey, herbs

    taste
    Peaty smoke, spicy, BBQ, toffee, herbs

    finish
    Long, peat smoke, toffee, herb flavor

  33. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    better balance than 12.1, sweet peat, smoked bacon, custard cream, yellow fruits, quite nice

  34. whisky666 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Another successful Octomore, in my opinion a nose length before January 12th ... let's leave the price out
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  35. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  36. Mankut scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    And again that is awesome. I only need very small sips in my mouth. It's so intense that you only need half of a normal sip in your mouth for 5 years to be incredibly ingenious in the aftertaste that is a bit short but the mouth makes up for it 3 times. The aftertaste reminds me of the ingenuity of the old LAPHROAIG 10 CASK STRENGH RED STRIPE ... it also has such an ingenious aftertaste that I have not tasted before with any other newer Lapi 10 Cask Strengh.
    And the Octomore 12.2 has something that tastes incredibly awesome.

  37. ChrisE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  38. Mankut scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Ingenious to super ingenious ... .. for 5 years almost unbelievable and even pleasantly slightly oily ... delicious.

  39. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  40. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

    22 20 21 21 84

    very dry, too much for me, maybe that's why I taste a lot of alcohol ...

  42. Nikita Kochkarev scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    22-22-22-22

  43. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    NOSE
    Smoke, vanilla frosting , fruit cake, dried orchard fruit, honey, white raisins, earthy hay-like malt, herbal spice and a touch of minerality.

    There is a juicy quality to it that’s very enjoyable and pairs well with the earthier notes.

    PALATE
    Smoke, sweet BBQ, toffee, white raisins, dried fruit, earthy hay-like malt, baking spices and a touch of sweet tobacco and herbal.

    The darker notes continue to surface as it opens and after a while the Octomore 12.2 comes across like a dark and fruity, balanced, combo of peat-n-sweet.

    FINISH
    Long -> Peat, toffee, dried fruit, herbal spice and a touch of toffee.

  44. erwinnlim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It delivers on what is promised, a heavily peated dram with the Sauternes finish bringing a layer of additional complexity with layers of sweet honeyed fruit. This one definitely improves with time in a glass which bumps it an additional point. Definitely a dram that far outperforms it's young age statement. Value (£130) : 5/10
    • Nose
      As most Octomores, the smoke is not over the top or extreme in nature as the ppm on the bottle may suggest. However, it is still very present and noticeable upfront. Quite earthy in character, I imagine roasted nuts next to an array of barbecued meats, definitely some smoked bacon. The marine character that is classic of Bruichladdich is also even more present in this nose. Then the sweetness arrives. Lovely honeydew melons, juicy peaches, pineapples, baked apples and some tart, zesty lemon. There is also that fresh, malty quality to it with toasted cereal. A light prickle of white pepper.
    • Taste
      Immediately oily and thick, this clings to the mouth. It really has a huge impact here. It starts off with those sweet, honeyed fruits. Especially honeydew and peaches. There is also a vanilla sponge character to it. Then I get toasted cereals again and digestive biscuits. A punch of peat smoke, more intense now, that oily character spreads it all over the palate, more ashtray-like in character now. There is still that tartness of freshly squeezed lemons. More honey-glazed barbecued meats with roasted nuts sprinkled with sea salt. the salty Seaspray build. With time, Starts off with warm black pepper but as you keep it in the mouth, the heat builds into a chilli prickle.
    • Finish
      Definitely long lasting. Tart fruits, I get tangerines and lime zest. Darker notes of heavy roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate come forth. Tannins from the oak and some spices of cumin and smoked paprika. More meaty smoked bacon. Again, that sea salt builds in intensity. Peat smoke lasts in the mouth for ages after swallowing, especially at the back of the throat.

  45. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    With a sweeter profile, the Octomore 12.2 offers extra layers of depth and interest.
    • Nose
      Initially some white chocolate quickly followed by honeyed breakfast cereals, tinned pineapple and a few drops of triple sec. The earthy peat smoke and notes of charred beef are subtle. Balanced almost to perfection.
    • Taste
      A sweet arrival complementing the sticky, oily mouthfeel. Good amount of white pepper accompanied by honey and stone fruits like nectarines, but also smoked oysters and earthy peat smoke. The touch of aniseed is refreshing.
    • Finish
      Whiff of olive brine and a decent pinch of salt. Pickled lemons as well. Lingering notes of charcoal.

  46. galg33 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: A nice twist with the Sauternes – More fruity on the entry with sweet smoke interwoven with ripe melon, overripe blood orange, and earthy notes, the smoke is everywhere, and the peat reek is softened by the ripe fruits sitting on vanilla cream and crushed caramel and honey biscuits in addition to more pine needle notes we’ve also seen on the 12.1.

    Palate: Sweet and lovely with the fruit really evident on the first sip: peaches in sweet syrup, more melon, and honey. Pepper comes on the 2nd wave of sensations, as as well as sweet peat smoke, earth and chili heat, fresh vanilla cream and wood spices, a bit of ash and

    Finish: sweet-ish with a salty edge, with more earthy peat, sweet bonfire smoke, a hint of smoked fish.

    Conclusion: This, my friends is what i’m talking about! this is a terrific Octomore. I am a fan of Sauternes aging for those lovely peaty monsters and this is no different. Lovely stuff. Get one. It’s not cheap, I know – but it’s a keeper.

  47. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    ... it is described like this ... SMELL Melon, honey and smoked almonds - a wonderful note that fades into toasted oak and earthy-dry smoke over time. The scent is reminiscent of orange zest, peach and juicy lemon. The malty sweetness underlines notes of dried apples and pear candies. The conclusion is a phenolic-ethereal interplay of pine resin and peat smoke.

    TASTE Seductively soft and fruity sweet with lemon, vanilla, juicy melon and orange blossom. The second sip brings out the structure, which is characterized by the French sweet wine barrels. Caramel, cake spices, fruit soaked in syrup and a certain dryness that bridges the gap between smoke and malty sweetness.

    and in the AFTERKLANG Salty citrus notes and a little smoke, which gradually increases in volume and at the end dominates the entire palate. Here, too, the true DNA of a classic Octomore can be seen.

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