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Octomore 10-year-old

Overall rating
89.02/100
votes
187
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2012 First Limited Release 80.5 ppm
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks Matured
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
618105007598
Added on
29 Oct 2012 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 470,46

51 × in wishlist

187 × member ratings

778 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore 10-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.02 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. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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

  5. OrkneyJan scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

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

  6. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. whiskytheo did not rate this whisky 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.

  10. Batman scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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

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