- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Ochdamh-mor 152 PPM
- Stated Age
- 05 years old
- Number of bottles
- 59.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 27 Aug 2010 5:12 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 03.1 / 3_152
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.85 points
- Horny. On the nose rather fruity and fine, but then the peat explodes in the mouth, but with extremely tasty flavors. Water makes the smoke stronger!
- 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!
- Always interesting to taste an octomore, but read the data more extraordinary than they taste. The peat and smoke is not soo dominant and exaggerated strong as expected, instead one notices the young age and thus also something metallic. In addition, the high alcohol content stands out. Adding water to the whisky wins sweetness, but he loses quite quickly from the rest of the aroma. All in all, a (sub) average whisky that does not justify the asking price.
- 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!
- 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.
Green veggies, wood smoke and salty seaweed. Some vanilla and also a fruity edge with underripe banana. The nose is gentler than I expected.
Ashy and rubbery with salt and a hint of licorice. A touch of lemon in the background. Very dry.
Lots of smoke and ash. Drying. Very long.
- 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.
- 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.