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Octomore Edition 03.1 / 3_152

Overall rating 179 votes 87.93
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mor 152 PPM
Bottled
08.2010
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
27 Aug 2010 5:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Member rates

690 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

16 Notes

VaryingViewpoint
Moderator VaryingViewpoint Review note
01 May 2017 6:47 am
VaryingViewpoint gave this whisky 92 points

An incredible scotch! You know you have a winner when you feel noising is all you need. 

Liquid candied smoke, soot, lemon-drops, papaya, mango, pear, vanilla, creme-brûlée with almost no burn or heat at 59%abv. A high impactful full-bodied scotch that leaves you speechless for a 5yo. If you can find it at a decent price, get it. Right out of the bottle fabulous! Hasn't changed much in two weeks since opened. I'll update if oxidization changes much.

Much better than the 4.1, 5.1 and 6.1. Top four in the Octomores I've had so far. Awesome!
Weighted Rate
92.2
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
91
Price
94
Presentation
92
One life... Drink it well
Arno Pelgrim
Expert Senior Arno Pelgrim Review note
29 Dec 2016 11:20 am
Arno Pelgrim gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
81
Presentation
92
EarlMobile
Member Senior EarlMobile Note
07 Jan 2016 3:38 pm
EarlMobile gave this whisky 79 points

Immer wieder interessant einen Octomore zu probieren, jedoch lesen sich die Daten außergewöhnlicher, als sie denn schmecken. Der Torf- und Rauchgeschmeck ist nicht soo dominant und übertrieben stark wie erwartet, stattdessen merkt man das junge Alter und damit auch etwas Metallisches. Zudem sticht der hohe Alkoholgehalt heraus. Gibt man Wasser dazu gewinnt der Whisky an Süße, jedoch verliert er dafür recht schnell vom restlichen Aroma. Alles in allem ein (unter-)durchschnittlicher Whisky, der den aufgerufenen Preis nicht rechtfertigt.

GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Note
08 Oct 2015 3:47 pm

Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;


Character: What a sensation! Please try it first without water to experience the full power of this amazing spirit.

Colour: Winter sunshine.

Nose: The senses are totally ambushed. A vortex of peat smoke and fire, iodine, wet seaweed, tarry pitch and soaking sailcloth. The more subtle notes of hawthorn and heather, bog myrtle and mint, pine resin and mountain thyme emerge slowly bringing a coolness to the palate.

Palate: A stunning combination of aromatics and flavours. The senses pick up the mellow oakiness from the sweet bourbon casks coming through like chicory and bitter chocolate which brings balance and subtle smoothness. Also, deep down the Bruichladdich DNA of soft green fruits.

Finish: The palate and olfactory system have been completely seduced, having survived the war of the elements, and the flavours remain long after the storm has passed.

Mood: Defiance. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. Like getting hit by a 20ft wave that has crashed over the peat bogs of Islay!
spoiled ape 4 life
thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
06 Sep 2015 3:22 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Green veggies, wood smoke and salty seaweed. Some vanilla and also a fruity edge with underripe banana. The nose is gentler than I expected.

Taste

Ashy and rubbery with salt and a hint of licorice. A touch of lemon in the background. Very dry.

Finish

Lots of smoke and ash. Drying. Very long.

Comments

I really wanted to hate this. But it is actually a good whisky. Not too complex, but that's to be expected from a 5yo whisky.

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barryfox915
Expert Senior barryfox915 Note
07 May 2015 6:52 pm
barryfox915 gave this whisky 70 points

Colour: Gold.
Nose: Starts on vanilla and dry smoky notes, with some slight maritime and floral influence. It takes some time before the tarry and peaty notes are dominating.
Taste: Salty, peaty, very smoky, slightly ash and on liquorice. The finish is very long, dry, tarry, on dry ashes and lot of dry smoke, with some light mineral smoke.
General Impression: A very dry and extremely smoky Octomore. The smoky notes are considerably stronger than the peaty notes. Not as complex as the Port Charlotte, but more extreme. For the peat and smoke freaks.

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Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
19 Apr 2015 8:57 am
Ciro gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
81
Presentation
86
ARDBERG
Connoisseur ARDBERG Note
27 Nov 2014 10:08 pm
Dennis979
Administrator Dennis979 Review note
08 Apr 2013 3:13 pm
Dennis979 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
89
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Malt Hans
Connoisseur Malt Hans Note
01 Dec 2012 11:05 pm
Malt Hans gave this whisky 91 points

Tary and malty aroma, anise, pepper, heather honey, spruce wood smoke, custard, pear, almonds, raisins, vanilla, roastted chestnuts, hay and toast. Marzipan sweet and tary taste, horseradish, liqourice, orange peel, ginger, dark chocolate, vanilla, walnuts, lime juice and lapsang souchong. Long, smoky, fruity, spicy and malty end.

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