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

€ 303,78

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225 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 05.1 / 5_169

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.41 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  2. 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."

  3. 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.

  4. 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 

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      72 72

  10. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.


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