Octomore 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2012 First Limited Release 80.5 ppm
Stated Age
10 years old
American Oak Casks Matured
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
12/293, 12 NOV 12
Added on
29 oct 2012 7:00 pm

Average value

€ 588.20

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203 × member ratings

902 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore 10-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.07 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I tried it with a friend shortly after the show, both of us like Octomore and had already tasted a couple of delicious yummy xy's and thought the usual 100 € was painful, but quite appropriate. And we had hoped for something delicious from the 10's. It was puff cake.
    Not because he had "only" 80.5 ppm, it was already a decent, heavily heavily peated whisky, but maybe more in the 50/60 € league. The double time in the barrel has taken him a lot, but nothing relevant given. And I do not mean peat-and-volt boobs, but really great, partly pictorial taste experiences that I had with some of the younger Octos, and even the more modest of them I found better than the 10s.
    Maybe the optimum for Octomore + good barrels is easy at 5 years and it has a reason why you get the now (early 2019), in contrast to some other limited Islay NAS from the time for a whopping 300 ...

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very positive mole, a decade spent in a barrel, lowered the amount of phenols to a sane level and added a simply enchanting kaleidoscope of various derivatives that together provoked the feeling of a circus festival-a cheerful and crazy-did not expect this, and that's fine, whisky came out one-piece, with a vivid character, spicy, very saturated and dense.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, peat, smoke, ash, lemon peel, sweet confectionery and caramel notes, burnt sugar, raisin water, medicinal herbs - motherwort, valerian; wet wool, sandpaper.
    • Taste
      Dense, oily, sweet peat, peppery, creamy confectionery notes, caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, heavily roasted coffee, coal, cola, kvass, dark beer.
    • Finish
      Fresh, a mixture of porter with Coca-Cola, lemonade notes, citrus, creamy hues - toffee, boiled condensed milk, lollipops lavender, very cheerful and cheerful.

  3. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Sweet peat and lite fruit in the background on both the noise and palate. Overrated and over priced. Found many other Octomore releases much better and for half the price. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. ailean scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: straw, very light

    - smoke above everything .....
    - but despite the 10 years he doesn’t reach the 6.3
    - very reminiscent of an Ardbeg ...
    - you have to love to pay the price, the Ardbeg
    CORRYVRECKAN clearly does it with the same quality
    less €
    • Nose
      soft, sweet, round, vanilla, subtle smoky note that is integrated into a pleasant sweetness
    • Taste
      strong smoky start, strong smoke development in the mouth (cold smoke)
    • Finish
      short, strong smoky finish;
      medium-long smoky aftertaste

  6. Lulu scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    One of the best bruichladdich never drunk

  7. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another excellent Octomore! 
    • Nose
      Farmy, sweet smokey bacon, honey.
    • Taste
      Peat and spice hit immediately tempered by sweet notes of dark honey. 
    • Finish
      Smokey sweet, with some farmy vegetal notes and subtle spice on a long finish. 

  8. OrkneyJan scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, sweet, creamy, oily, mint, nutty, spicy (thyme, basil, chervil), chocolate, sweet malt, honey, citrus 
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, creamy, oily, seaweed, ashes, fruity (green apples, grapefruit), nutty
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, fruity, ashy

  11. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent dram!
    • Nose
      Smoke, peat, metallic notes, lemon, honey, cinnamon, chocolate, sweet malt and fruity. Rich aroma!
    • Taste
      Peat, smoke, lightly ash, sweet malt, cinnamon, metallic notes, seaweed and mussels!
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet smoke with lightly peat and ash.

  12. Feis_ile scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Octomore 10 years old is a unique and highly refined dram that combines the power of the heaviest peated barley in the world with the purity and elegance of Bruichladdich's whisky. This is a dram for the connoisseur.
    Peat: 80.5 ppm.

  13. Batman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose:  Creamy, citrus, clean peat, vanilla

    Palate:  Balanced, clean, creamy, more peat and citrus, vanilla.  Not a big peat monster.

    Finish:  Medium length, vanilla and spices.

    Overall:  Very high quality, great balance, enjoyable and easy to drink.  This one is very polite, and is very refined and balanced - not overly complex.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great success for a young peaty whisky.
    The price is indecent.
    • Nose
      Peat, tire, smoke but not violently. Rather round and thin.
    • Taste
      Mastered power, just as round and pleasant.
      Almost melted.
    • Finish

  15. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A grand Octomore that
    does not disappoint (not even diluted, although it does not needit). Thanks,
    • Nose
      The surprisingly
      creamy nose offerst sweet smoke and lots of mint at first. Then some juniper
      berries and hazelnuts kick in. Reminds me a bit of gin, in fact. It has a
      metallic edge. Then all kinds of garden herbs appear: thym, chervil, basil. Then
      milk chocolate, sweet malt, honey and citrus. Very, very nice. And not a peat
      bomb. This is so much more than just peat in your face.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully creamy on
      the palate, but now the sweetness clearly loses ground against a grand
      smokiness with coastal elements. Ashes, seaweeds, sweet peat again. White fruit
      (mostly green apples, but also some grapefruit) give it a sweet and sour jacket.
      The nuts make it sweeter than originally expected. It swings back and forth,
      but end in balance.
    • Finish
      On the very long and
      smoky finish, the fruit fades gently to leave only ashes and peat.

  16. brian mac scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    enjoyed some of the younger versions a bit more,this is a lot more subtle especially  on the nose, the palate is a little creamy with a good integration with the peat and a fantastic mouthfeel.expensive for what it is, but its a must try for peat lovers.

  17. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/octomore-10-2012-first-limited-release-805ppm-50-0-26562/ Color: sunlight
    Nose: fresh and straightforward. Sweet malt and dry gastronomy with peat and ash. Add limes, grapefruit, grated lemon peel, avocados and green gooseberries.
    Taste: Again the fresh green notes as in the nose; only now with much more peaty smoke, ground black pepper and honey. The transition to the finish is a bit bitter with aromas of juniper berries and immature walnuts.
    Finish: Long! Lemon and again slightly bitter notes of green nuances. At the end only a clenched gate load remains.
    Remark: Not ten years older than the predecessor versions with five to six years! 88 points (nose: 89 / taste: 88 / finish: 87)

  18. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  19. Drochaid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Octomore is already cult. The heavily limited Islay single malt will be 10 years old. In just a few years, this very special whisky has a superior reputation for its unique combination of the world's most peated barley with the purity and elegance of the distillate in the classic long-handled Bruichladdich bottle. Nose: The aromas are rising rapidly. Lighter with smoke, chocolate, raisins, fresh mint, together with oeligem peat, absolutely awesome. Then after that preliminary stage, it gets more and more interesting. Aroma combinations of juniper, sage, thyme, cinnamon penetrate through the bouquet and the fresh sea notes enveloped by this island of unique character! If you let it breathe in the glass develop the most splendid combination of nutty oak, sweet barley malt, marzipan, honey and lemon and bright green fruit, a unique Bruichladdich. Taste: Since it is so subtle on the nose, the palate is completely surprised by its power. Like a world-class boxer with a combination of finesse and muscle, it is almost creamy in its aromas with sweet fruit on the front of the palate, while marine power and peat smoke take over the rear palate. A fascinating mouthfeel thanks to the natural oils.

  20. kmkallis scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    The best octomore by far. EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Ralph Hiltrup scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Producer`s NotesCharacter:

    Sinewy and sublime. It`s like the sound of Islay - deep, dangerous and

    hypnotic - pulling you ever closer to the edge. A most exhilarating


    Colour: Honey blonde.

    Nose: The aromatics rise rapidly. First to arrive,

    easy to detect, is smoky chocolate and raisin, followed by wild, fresh

    mint, which together with the oily peatiness is absolute olfactory

    heaven. This is the precursor to a unique compendium of flavour

    combinations - juniper, sage, thyme, cinnamon - together they bring you

    the bouquet of this island`s unique character. Fresh marine notes join

    the olfactory orchestra and the music is magical! After six minutes the

    most sumptuous combination of nutty oak and sweet malted barley join the

    overture. After ten minutes it`s peated marzipan, honey and lemon curd

    plus the lighter green fruits unique to Bruichladdich.

    Palate: The amazingly understated power is not

    picked up on the nose so the palate is completely taken by surprise. The

    medium-weighted, almost creamy flavours, are a combination of finesse

    and muscle. Sweetness and fruit remain on the front palate, while marine

    and peat smoke move onto the mid and back palate. The rich extracts gel

    together thanks to the retention of the natural oils. A most alluring

    mouth feel.

    Finish: The decade wait has been worth while. There is pride in the character and honesty of this Islay son.

    Mood: Wham bam, thank you ma`am.

  22. Alba-Lover scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    First light smoke, with chocolate, raisins, fresh mint, along with oily peat. Aroma combinations of juniper, sage, thyme, cinnamon. After some time in the glass, combination of nutty oak, sweet barley malt, marzipan, honey and lemons


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