Octomore Edition 05.1 / 5_169

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
05 years old
American Oak
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
12/192 14:04 02 AUG 20
Added on
09 Aug 2012 3:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 283.79

49 × in wishlist

243 × member ratings

1054 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 05.1 / 5_169

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.40 points

  1. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Extremely brutal, not a punch to the throat but a bulldozer. Disgusting smell and a weird taste to follow.

    It's drinkable but not enjoyable.
    • Nose
      65 65
      Carbon Monoxide full blast, gas stove with the gas running, burnt out toast that's virtually black and charred.

      End on a slightly tid bit sweet note. Burn a rubber band, the phenols just rush through the nostrils. Lemon like feel with oily bits and bobs.

    • Taste
      65 65
      An ashtray filled with burnt incense sticks and praying 'fish paper'. Then mix in some water and lap it up. Utterly vile and horrendous. Some sourness and sweetness comes at the end, to soften up and possibly calm the horrid start.
      Very spicy and dry. Bitter too.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Fishy and very oily, this is the best part of the whole dram. Sweetness with slight orange citrus tinge to end.

      The finishing scores the points to outweigh the other two downfalls.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasting of 7 Octomores:
    Futures I
    Futures II
    2002 10yo
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. dramidaris scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds9siZ5tkYA (87/100).

    "It's almost a fragile, despite its huge voluminous peatiness, this is actually really quite a fragile whisky. Surprisingly so."

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Suddenly, a soft and sweet mole, instead of the expected dryness and brutality, an absolutely imperceptible fortress and phenology, by the combination of youth of spirits, fortress and saturation with phenols reminds young Ledaig with a smoky dominant instead of rubber.
    • Nose
      Strong, open, smoked meat, smoke, warm coals cooling the fire, dry peat, soft rubber notes, smoked metal, charcoal filter, shoe cream, lemon, stone dust.
    • Taste
      Unexpectedly sweet, lemonade, rubber, peppery wave, caramel, coal, creamy sweetness, oranges, orange liqueur, toffee with ash mixed.
    • Finish
      Sweet-coal, ash, condensed milk, toffee, lollipops, coal, peat, skins of oranges and tangerines, candied ginger, candied kumquats.

  8. RichardMayston scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Its very good. 
    • Nose
      Wow, some shit in here, entertaining 
    • Taste
      Squeeze a lemon into an ashtray, and lick it out. 

      Big and impressive, sweet and massive smoke, some lemon. 
    • Finish
      Oh yeah 

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I really liked it, with water a bit too much bitterness and spiciness.
    • Nose
      I like that. Peat, some thyme, citrus, frosting, very straightforward and clean. Less sweet with water, more herbaceous.
    • Taste
      strong, rather cask strength, very oily, peaty, citrus. With water amazingly bitter notes and very spicy.
    • Finish
      herb, citrus, peat, herbs.

  10. helmutgw scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: round and pleasant, finish more alcoholic
    30.10.2017 75
    • Nose
      closed, alcohol, fruit
    • Taste
      sweet, smoke, alcohol attack
    • Finish
      so - the sweetness remains


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