Octomore Edition 13.4 / 137.3 PPM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Impossible Equation
Stated Age
05 years old
1st fill ex-American oak+American virgin oak
Number of bottles
61.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Barley Provenance: 100% Scottish grown Concerto barley
Added on
01 feb 2023 9:53 pm by EJdeVries
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 228.17

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 13.4 / 137.3 PPM

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.77 points.

  1. Jbok56 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Very nice dram, that brought a smile on my face. The nose reminded me on a peated Version of Blantons Gold (2015). The Taste is best to be described as a more refined version of the 13.1. The finish could be longer though.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Oak, vanilla, tobacco, Sweet smoke, citrus,
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oak, Wood, Apple, Sweet Honey, dry smoke in the background.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Herbs and Spices, warm mouthfeel, some bitter notes, citrus.

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  3. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a sweet punch!
    • Nose
      Smoky tar notes, smoked ham, caramel, spicy notes combine with maritime and sweet notes.
    • Taste
      Smoky sweetness. Caramelized wood, maritime sweetness, hints of cherries and dark berries with a chilli-like spiciness.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoke, smoked ham, fudge. Maritime, slightly spicy notes with a prominent chilli note.

  4. marksouthwell scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Exceptional nose, strong virgin oak casks present with a few drops of water added. Opens up wonderfully, shocking to be honest for 61% ABV. I'm stunned how balanced this dram is, not overpowering at all. Tasting notes are subjective as we would all agree, so I'll not give a laundry list...soft fruits, melted wax, propolis honey. I will say for such a young whisky the arrival is polished not sharp, and the finish lasts with a creamy smokeyness that is so damn good. I've enjoyed so many peated / smokey drams, this is unique from all the rest in my opinion. It's like a lightly charred filet with light blue cheese finish with warm ripe peaches. Odd description I know.

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Killswitch scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Tumberto scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    “I’m getting drunk today, big time” - Jim Lahey

  8. Echson scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A treat for friends of Virgin Oak. Very strong attack without the addition of water with a decent sharpness of the alcohol. From the second or third sip it becomes a little more aromatic and sweeter.
    With the careful addition of water, a wealth of aromas opens up. All in all a very nice Octomore, if a bit overpriced.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    For me a really good Octomore. Much better than the 10.4, for example, which I didn't find to be a successful variant with Virgin Oak. What I also found very nice: the almost 62% leave a lot of room to play with water and it's worth it. You can certainly take out the sharpness and increase fruit, wood and herbs.
    Full review alongside the 04.1 https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2023/02/08/what-the-hell-have-we-created-here/
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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