Octomore Edition 13.2 / 137.3 PPM

Overall rating
88.15/100
votes
188
Whiskybase ID
WB218643
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Impossible Equation
Bottled
23.03.2022
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Fernando dè Castilla Oloroso Sherry
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Label
Barley origin: Scottish mainland / Barley variety: Concerto
Bottle code
L165411 22/085
Barcode
5055807415408
Added on
04 oct 2022 1:59 pm by DistilLarry93
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 176.79

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 13.2 / 137.3 PPM

46 users have left 47 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.15 points.

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Wonderful Octomore! Many fans have been waiting for this for a long time: Octomore + Sherry cask. Nicely made, very pleasing, a few drops of water will do it good. Definitely suitable as an all day dram.
    • Nose
      Smoke, sherry, chocolate, wild berries, caramel, fleshy with water and again subtle smoke.
    • Taste
      Smoke, asphalt, tar, fire, sharpness, sweet notes slowly fight their way through, fruitiness is added. Dark berries, chocolate.
    • Finish
      For a long, long time, as you are used to from Octomore. The flow of saliva is stimulated, the mouth becomes drier, a pleasant greasy smokiness with subtle sweetness remains in the mouth.

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  3. og187 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Glencairn
    • Nose
      92 92
      The nose is chic, blackberry, sweet dark fruit tones, the nose is so sweet, honey undertones, heavy tar on a hot railroad
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dry, vinous, thick. Powerful
    • Finish
      90 90
      Smoky, charcoal, powerful, ashy, very long

  4. Spoerkel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. loveishere scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

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

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    (Sulfur)
    Octomore 13.1 to 13.3 in comparison.
    The 1 after the dot indicates that the Octomore is made from only Scottish barley, the 2nd indicates that it is an experimental cask (for the 13 Olorosocask) and the 3rd indicates an Octomore made with only Islay barley.
    So far so good.
    I like the 13.2 better because it's more complex.
    13.1 and 13.3 are better Ardbegs, lots of smoke, lots of barley sugar sweetness and a bit more intensity and individuality.
    But I wouldn't pay more than 100 euros for any of the three.
    • Nose
      89 89
      88.5
      Dry oloroso aromas alongside the smoke. In addition, light sulfur aromas that fit very well into the overall profile. Less sweet than 13.1 and 13.3, but also less one-dimensional.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Again very balanced and dry, lots of smoke, tartaric acid, some sweetness from the dried fruit and also some very appropriate sulfur in the overall profile.
      For me, with its only 58.3 percent, it is the most pleasant and also the most exciting.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The most comfortable for the age and percentage and also because of the dryness. The finish is medium long and the sulfur here gives an additional aroma alongside the alcohol.

  8. ThePanda scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  9. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Oh yes, like the 13.1, the 13.2 knows how to please.
    Bruichladdich now manages to make young distillate not look young at all, and quite obviously in a playful manner.
    If at some point they would get out of the useless PPM pose and reduce the price by a tolerable amount - you just have your wishes.
    • Nose
      Pleasant sherry aromas: leather and flavored tobacco, raisin bread, plums, dried figs. A note of peat smoke that is not too clear wafts over it. Seems naturally sweet, but not sweet yet.
    • Taste
      Very dry start, hardly any smoke, but lots of fresh menthol. Raisins, dried figs, prunes, gentleman's chocolate. No sign of sulphur, no dirt, no dirt, these were sparkling clean barrels. Paprika spice, smoky BBQ sauce.
    • Finish
      Medium-length finish, sweet and sour, with BBQ sauce on smoked meatloaf, plums, dark chocolate.

  10. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Octomore's character, a bit of bubble gum, umami, a bittersweet taste coming up from behind, a variety of fruit.

  11. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Derufus scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. VEF206 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  15. geriud scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The Sherry is intense from the start, very dark and fruity, with crushed blueberries and licorice, tinder, tree bark, blood oranges, blackberries, cassis, and at the same time, tar, hot asphalt, fuel oil, coal. The peat stays behind, quite earthy, it gives breadth to the whole. Bewitching smoke. On the palate, it's creamy, syrup of red fruits, currants, raspberries, muscat grapes. Always this light woodiness which makes the whole very pleasant. The spices are intense, ginger, paprika, curry, nutmeg. Forest berries. Long and deep finish, black earth, charcoal, fruity aftertaste, liquorice returns, with a nice uppercut of peat in retro-olfaction. Herbaceous touches that fade slowly. Burnt hay.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/12/octomore-2016-edition-132-5-yo.html
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  17. Larry411 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Barbecued hot dogs drenched in barbecue sauce, ocean air, new leather, some dried sultanas, a hint of milk chocolate, and burning tires. It's easy-drinking, but I was hoping for more flavour notes and something sweeter. I do expect this will open up. If it does, I will alter my mark/notes accordingly.

  18. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Wow is this Octomore? Reminds me of the 2005 SV Ledaigs (cs from a sherry butt) and even the GM hermitage finished Ledaig, but more intense. Dirty meaty smoke, cigarette ashtray. An uncharacteristic Octomore for me, but done well. Exciting.

  19. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Faces of Bruichladdich: 2022.11.15.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/210208/bruichladdich-2010
    88-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/189317/port-charlotte-2013
    88-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/218659/octomore-edition-131-1373-ppm
    89+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/218643/octomore-edition-132-1373-ppm
    88+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/218100/octomore-edition-133-1293-ppm
    88-
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. sludgehex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Octomore - BBQ Edition, very interesting. Would be even better without an aftertaste of an old ashtray full of cigarette butts, huh.

  21. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    NOSE
    Peat, strawberry shortcake, orange peels, buttercream frosting, toffee and a touch of sulfur and leather.

    Deep and velvety, I could sit and sniff this for days.

    PALATE
    Earthy peat, dried strawberries, vanilla taffy, toffee, cocoa powder, clove, anise, touch of sulfur and leather.

    But if I did sniff it for days then I wouldn’t get to experience this fantastic palate.

    FINISH
    Long -> Peat, dried strawberries, spice and a touch of sulfur.

  23. TimkoT scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  24. Tordeaux scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  25. LakatosKE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a winner from the 13 series for me personaly, really interesting marriage of peat and sherry which I really like
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet and salty impression, smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, paprika flavoured potato chips, dried fruits, raisins, nuts
      added water: brings more of a meaty sherry, leather, dried fruits - smoked prunes, slight bitterness, spiciness
    • Taste
      89 89
      bacon, sweet BBQ sauce, smoke, dried fruits - fig and prunes, a wee bit of sulphur, baking spice
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium - smoke and sweet dried fruits

  26. ConvalRen scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  27. Nikilema scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Unfortunately dominant sulphur
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/11/18/the-whisky-show-2022-silly-hour/

    The .2s typically receive a grape-based application.

    C: Seemingly refined, this one is [Fernando de Castilla] oloroso cask-matured and it works an absolute treat. In three words: ‘Easy drinking gold’.

  29. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nothing for people allergic to sulfur! And unfortunately I am one. Not my thing at all!

  30. DRAGNEWBIE did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nose: First of all, the pit spreads throughout the room, but it is not intense, and exists like a subdued background. The alcohol is very quiet and very satisfying. Sweet honey, wine, a bit, but a sharp smell that seems to originate from grass or herbs.

    Palette: It's downright sweet. It has a sweet taste like drinking a drink. The body is moderate and there is a bitter tannin at the root of the tongue. It's heavy, so it doesn't go into the porridge, so I think I should eat while taking a break.

    Finish: Mid-range finish from front to back. Ash feels stronger.

  31. ZLako scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is one of the most incredible and lovely Islay whisky I have had so far. I love how transparent they are with these "projects". More distilleries should follow suit and do this.

    N: Full and inviting nose right away. Extreme smoke. Fresh bread. Lots of fruit right away. Raisins with sultanas. Caramel followed by burnt oak. Orange and grapefruit. (91)

    P: It's extremely creamy. Oily and warm. Grapefruits followed by grilled banana and caramel. Then as you would expect ash. Ashtray with cigarettes in it. Sherry notes, raisins and sultanas. Some figs appear. Burn oak and a small pepper rush. This is extremely nice. (94)

    F: Long. Sweet and peaty. Honey with sherry notes and spice. (89)

    Lovely Octomore, get your hands on a sample or a bottle if you can.

    91 / 94 / 89 = 91.333 --> 91 pts / 100

  32. mattheww scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  33. Lorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Splendid! A successful Octomore bottling! 89 points.
    • Nose
      "A wonderful nose full of sherry aromas paired with the typical (not too ashy) smoke of an Octomore bottling. Creamy you could almost say. Fatty raisins, some cookie dough, some glowing stable.

      Water: Even creamier, a little sweeter, oak flashes through."
    • Taste
      "Insanely full. Sweet and smoky, powerful and creamy at the same time.

      Water: Little changes on the palate with a drop of water. Something spicier."
    • Finish
      Long, fruity with toasted aromas.

  34. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  35. whisky666 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  36. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  37. MaroFF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky !!!
    Heavily sweet with lots of fruit, smoke and peat notes. The aroma has a beautiful scent of a loaf of bread freshly taken from the oven.

    Water drop...
    Aroma: pine needles still felt, unfortunately, but the aroma of the loaf of bread straight from the oven has completely disappeared ... a pity, there was a sea breeze with freshly cut grass, wet peat.
    Taste: oily, creamy, more delicate, sweeter than standard, dried compote, Christmas Eve ... "+"
    Finish: still long, more delicate fruity, smoked plums in the foreground, charcoal, ash. cool

    To sum up .... Octomore 13.2 for me is pure poetry of aromas, flavors and endless finish. Each version (both original and with the addition of water) has its own charms. Glad to be able to taste the sample which made me buy a bottle as well ....
    Until I had to add a little "dram". I recommend!
    • Nose
      89 89
      intense, pine needles, freshly baked bread, peat, lots of smoke, charcoal, delicate grapefruit, toffee
    • Taste
      91 91
      sweet burnt sugar, smoked Hungarian plum, heather honey, undergrowth, dried fruit, sultanas raisins, grilled banana
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, sweet, very peaty, honey bitterness with oak, smoked plums, charred log, burnt plum jam, cough syrup.

  38. The_Osprey did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Octomore 13.2. 1cl sample at The Whisky Show 2022. I can’t rate a whisky off such a small sample, but initial impressions: Chocolatey, tangy ‘sherry seasoned’ sort of impressions. My least favourite of the three, but the favourite of most people who expressed an opinion in my vicinity. Spent most of the time talking to the very friendly rep. 3.2/77

  39. g2ther scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  40. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great Octomore that suits the Oloroso Sherry maturation very well.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Soft, sweet peat smoke, subtle phenolic. Nutty. Perfume and dried red berries. barbecue smoke. Orange. Slightly burnt caramel and milk chocolate. In addition, a salty-maritime note and wet leather. Smoked Dried Fruits. Very consistent.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Peppery-chilli-spicy start. Immediately the sweet barbecue smoke is added. Nuts, dark chocolates, burnt caramel and dried fruits. Orange jam. Red currants. Tar.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The pralines remain, along with the tar, ash, barbecue, orange marmalade, fading spiciness and the sweet peat smoke. Medium to long.

  41. eselsim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    First impressions. The nose is very soft, neat, without a protruding drunk. Very similar to the first Ugedal batches. Creaminess, dried fruits, lots of marine notes.

    It has a dense, light smoke on the palate, I would confuse it with kilhoman or bowmo in a blind tasting. But then the profile of Port Charlotte / Octomore comes out more. Butts of cigarettes, coffee, cows of toffee candy, a pleasant sherry feeling. Doesn't sour or bitter.

    The finish is iodine caramel, like a lugol throat during a sore throat was anointed.

    88/100 at first glance.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  42. MarcinCh scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Amber color. Strongly oily structure.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet. A bit of smoke and ashes. A pinch of spices. Black pepper. Some red fruit. A bit of forest aromas. Yeast. Caramel on the other nose. Milk chocolate. Cheese-jam - jam mixed with chocolate cream.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, quite heavy. Tar, asphalt. Sweetness. Red fruit. Dessert chocolate with nuts and raisins. Spices. Hot pepper. Citrus. Chocolate again. With the second sip, a lot of forest aromas come out. Needles. Wet, forest litter.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dessert chocolate. Red fruit. Peat. Tar, but not overwhelming. Asphalt. Pretty sweet. Extremely long finish. Roasted caramel.

  43. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's a bit too sweet for me in places, but overall a really special and good profile. My review partner agrees on the points, but he doesn't criticize the sweetness but the lack of peat bang.
    Full review including 13.1, 13.3 and Oc4 as bonus: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/10/13/octomore-13-bonus/

  44. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    ... excellent cask maturation. The Oloroso ist my favorite of the 13th release. Beautifuly made..
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  45. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    chestnut sherry in color , oil movement in the glass , smaller tears still stick well to the glass , you can smell the whisky from afar
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet smoke, sherries that salty smell, fried fish?, strong, bread biscuits, alcohol pudding, two drops of water works wonders, sugar candy, ripe banana, hint of chocolate salty chocolate, leather and smoked meat
    • Taste
      85 85
      greasy, strong, minty, water does a lot, candyy, nice full flavors and there is the sherry !! but still a good boy
    • Finish
      84 84
      lots of smoke, warm spicy, tastes like more with water nicely rounded tones nice .. still firm though

  46. sengaia scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The sherry influence is well present and fortunately the sherry casks were of good quality. The effect on the whisky is to make it more rounded and sweet than 13.1, and you end up with a high strength "peat lemonade" type whisky. If you enjoy peat and sherry together, this is the one to go for.

  47. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    bruichladdich.com writes:

    "Following a similar path to the Octomore 13.1, this 13.2 edition is also distilled from 100% Scottish Mainland barley and has been malted to the same 137.3PPM. However, the entire maturation in first fill Oloroso sherry butts from Jerez, Spain, offers a unique opportunity to compare the two spirits - with the sherry influence beautifully complementing the smoke and vibrancy of the single malt.

    Using the same batch of super-heavily peated barley for both the 13.1 and 13.2 provides a fascinating insight in to the influence different cask types have on our Octomore spirit, with the maritime tang of Islay maturation complemented by nut, orange and dried fruit notes of the Oloroso sherry.

    At Fernando de Castilla, the Jerez based bodega these casks hail from, these casks have previously held sherry that is crafted under the same guiding principles inherent to Bruichladdich Distillery – with quality, the craft of the maker, and exceptional flavour in mind.

    Speaking of their importance on this particular Octomore single malt, Head Distiller Adam Hannett notes, “There’s a beautiful influence from the full-term maturation in these first fill Oloroso sherry butts. They’ve matured in the dunnage warehouses in the village of Port Charlotte, and the combination of cask and a slow and cold maturation has really accentuated the salty tang of the spirit."

    CHARACTER
    The Antique Oloroso casks take this Octomore expression in a completely new direction. Delicate aromas of smoke and nutty citrus contradict the intense depth of flavour on the palate, with the contasting combination working beautifully.

    COLOUR
    Burnt orange

    NOSE
    Highly aromatic, this dram opens with a nutty, salty smoke with milk chocolate and leathery tobacco. The Oloroso casks have shaped this whisky with a rich syrupy orange and grapefruit citrus, along with hints of clove and cinnamon with walnut and praline. As it opens further, brown sugar, raisins, dried apple, melon and ripe pears come to the fore, with gentle peat smoke beautifully interwoven.

    PALATE
    There is a wonderful viscosity and presence on the palate. Notes of smoked nuts and leather, warm orange marmalade on fresh scones. Dried apricot and hints of peppery spice toward the finish.

    FINISH
    Earthy peat smoke comes to the fore with a little time, along with the fruit and nutty aromatics of the oloroso casks. A salty tang of sea breeze creates a lively combination of flavours to finish."

    https://www.bruichladdich.com/products/octomore-edition-13-2

  48. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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