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Octomore Edition 05.1 / 1_169

Overall rating 175 votes 86.47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mòr
Bottled
15.07.2012
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
American Oak
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
618105007062
Added on
09 Aug 2012 3:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Member rates

847 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

14 Notes

VaryingViewpoint
Moderator VaryingViewpoint Review note
24 May 2017 6:51 am
VaryingViewpoint gave this whisky 87 points

Not bad, but not great, compared to all the other Octomore's I've had, there is nothing special or spectacular about this one. Still a fine stiff dram when in need of some sweet peat and soot.

Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
87
One life... Drink it well
Eclectic Scotchist
Expert Senior Eclectic Scotchist Review note
29 Aug 2016 8:23 am
Eclectic Scotchist gave this whisky 70 points
Weighted Rate
69.6
Nose
70
Initial taste
70
Body
68
Finish
72
Price
56
Presentation
80
GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Note
08 Oct 2015 3:43 pm
GlenSikkes gave this whisky 88 points

Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;


Character: This strong, handsome, well-endowed warrior leaps from the glass smouldering with the passion and fire that reflects the characteristics of Islay. The warm smoky sweetness, the power of Atlantic swells, the passion of the Celts and the unbowed pride of the Scots all there in your hand. How blessed are you?

Colour: Cadmium yellow/ jasmine

Nose: Blazing peat fires send sparks of joy onto the unsuspecting olfactory system captivating and ravishing the senses which have never had such natural pleasure. Now they are aroused, thrilled, stimulated and in awe of the strength and youth of the spirit. The barley is shimmering, the oak mellowing, the fruits bursting, the Atlantic squalls detonating. The peat smoke smouldering, the sea mists swirling, the heathland hedonistic; welcome to the aromatic world of the hand made, heavy peated, slow distilled, maritime matured single malt.

Palate: The texture of the spirit is endless, super smooth. On entry it is absolutely sensational; it’s like “Wow”! Don’t worry you’re going to be ok, I promise – the initial palate presence is one of juniper oil, peat smoked barley, salted biscuits, light iodine, crushed cinnamon, then on the second phase the citrus flavours of grapefruit, tangerine, honeyed lemon together with the sweetness of pear & pineapple add a whole new dimension to the complexity of the spirit. The fruits balance the marine notes; the oaky nutty ginger flavours combat the peat and the citrus helps cool the heat of the fire. Perfect balance.

Finish: The heat from the peat embers will warm the soul into the wee small hours and as you awaken next morning your senses will ask: “Did that really happen?”, hoping with all your heart that it will happen again.

Mood: Close your eyes as you inhale, you will be spiritually transported to the island of great distillers, with a terroir unique and natural where the never-ending call of the sea is the anthem of the Ileach.
spoiled ape 4 life
Magnus Hillman
Expert Senior Magnus Hillman Tasting note
22 Jul 2014 6:53 pm
Magnus Hillman gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Heavy peat smoke, breakfast cereal, bacon burgers and some oil paint.

Taste

Massive smoke, salt licorice, sage, sweet meringue and vanilla like glace a four with crispy bacon on the top. There is peaches, vanilla crackers and tar.

Finish

The finish is long, sweet and very smoky. Some wood but otherwise difficult to sense anything else but smoke.

Comments

Call the Fire Brigade. Very good quality for the age, but then again, it's a laddie.

(Rating interval 86-89)
Magnus Hillman
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Whisky Hamster Note
26 Jun 2014 1:19 pm
Whisky Hamster gave this whisky 86 points

One thing's for sure, there are stronger and peatier TASTING whiskies out there, which to me is a pleasant surprise. There are fruity notes, for a 5 y.o. Scotch, this one is pretty impressive. It takes water quite well, even brings out the phenols some more. Of course it is overpriced, so it is no "must buy", but if you are a collector or looking for something special/a treat, give this one or a later version a try! Just realize, this is less, or rather more than a mere peat monster. :-)

Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
mister glenfarclas
Connoisseur mister glenfarclas Review note
15 Jan 2014 4:57 am
mister glenfarclas gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.3
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
90
Finish
94
Price
50
Presentation
95
Eclectic Scotchist
Expert Senior Eclectic Scotchist Note
13 Jan 2014 5:40 pm
Eclectic Scotchist gave this whisky 70 points

The inherent quality of the whisky strikes me as being very good, although the young age and the insane phenol levels makes it too 'rough' and unfinished for my tastebuds. Certainly a unique style of whisky.

Edwin de Lange
Expert Senior Edwin de Lange Note
13 Jan 2013 6:05 pm
Edwin de Lange gave this whisky 94 points

A great expression!

granella2003
Connoisseur granella2003 Tasting note
29 Dec 2012 11:49 am
granella2003 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

 

Taste

The flavors have a lot of smoke, peat and tar what one already knows from previous Octomore's.

Finish

The salty aftertaste makes this sturdy boy nicely

Comments
granella2003
Connoisseur granella2003 Note
29 Dec 2012 11:22 am
granella2003 gave this whisky 90 points

A gem of a whisky with a circulation of 18,000 copies. This
Bruichladdich 169 ppm is extremely elegant with an alcohol content of 59.5% is a whisky
for advanced.

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