Octomore Edition 06.1 / 167

Overall rating
86.66/100
votes
831
Whiskybase ID
WB43463
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Scottish Barley
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
F/132629 14/221
Barcode
5055807400473
Added on
29 jul 2013 2:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 265.71

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 06.1 / 167

108 users have left 116 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.66 points.

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/09/18/have-i-got-news-four-you-revisiting-bruichladdichs-peat-monsters/

    N: Crisp vegetal farmy saltiness with a layered oak-wood vanilla wafer – Caol Ila meets Ardbeg if you will – and a Mr Whippy slowly melting over a tea-dunked Weetabix~Digestive biscuit.
    T: A crisp formidably barley-faithful single malt with soft tequila/rum vibes. The saltiness is ever-intense, though after trying all four drams, you soon acclimatise.
    F: Remaining crisp and barley/peat faithful, I pick up on an illusion of a [white] wine finish.
    C: Having not connected with this release so strongly in the past – mostly judged against the 06.2 to follow – years [and years] on, I’m far more convinced.

  2. CorneNuijten scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    So much sweetness through all that peat! Fantastic! You almost forget there is that much smoke involved

  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    First a thick smoke, then a very heavy, marine peat. Seaweed, kelp, sea spray. A hint of iodine. With the addition of water, cereals, hay, a drizzle of vanilla, honey. Earth and quicklime. Nice scale and a certain balance, but it lacks a bit of complexity. At the end it is a bit creamy. Very light fruit, white plum. And the smoke is needed again. On the palate, banana, rose water, then spices, cumin, pepper, paprika. Finish like a roller coaster, smoky, very long, on pear and raisin. Again from the earth, it's rough. gravel.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/06/octomore-061-scottish-barley-5-yo.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A rich Scottish barley edition from the six series of Bruichladdich’s heavily peated Octomore. Clocking in at 167 ppm before mashing, fermentation, and distillation, this had a lot of classic sweet peat reek notes. I thought this Octomore was one of the better ones I have tried— and to be fair I have not tried a ton as Octomore has never really grabbed me. Port Charlotte is one of my all-time favorite expressions, but Octomore always seemed a bit extra. This had a wonderful mouthfeel and a clean clear flavor profile that transitioned through several distinct and delicious layers.
    • Nose
      Smoke, sea, and roasted nuts. Distant grassfires burn while drinking the melted remains of a green guava shave ice. Dried salty notes from a neoprene wetsuit and damp diving gear. Nutty notes of peanut butter and roasted chili almonds came through with time to breathe along with creamy Kahlúa and earthy notes of red dirt.
    • Taste
      Thick body with nice viscosity and a profile that shifted between sweet citrus, caramelized dessert, and charred wood. Peat reek hit first, but the clouds of smoke parted to reveal Rum Baba cake, flambéed vanilla pudding, and a vanilla cake soaked in sweet liqueur. Sweet citrus and cactus jellies occasionally poked out while on the back end notes of meaty bacon developed.
    • Finish
      Lingering tannic dryness with processed sugar and a faint char.

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    2013:
    Unusual whisky, bright, original, kicking. It is not very sensible to drink this, but it is chic for tasting.
    • Nose
      Powerful wave of smoked meat, smoked malt and peat, smoked fish, sausages, dried smoked fruits, apples, pears, plums, prunes, rubber galoshes, wine, non-alcoholic (!), Mineral, rich, thick aroma, sweet and vigilant.
    • Taste
      Very thick, knits, explosive, ash, smoke, black bread, fatty meat, burning rubber.
    • Finish
      Smoked rubber, burning, long, knits, oak, ash, bitterness of hospital tinctures.

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    peat, little smoke, citrus, smoked meat, ham and cheese and salty notes. quite impressive for such a young one!
    with more air I also detect bacon, almonds, baked figs with honey, and earthy delight.

    #1150
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. The_Osprey scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Octomore 6.1 - 5 Year Old Scottish Barley.

    Short review with Teresa at The Bingham, Richmond having food on the terrace, Oct 2019.

    Dense oily briney peat with some biscuity wood. Water brings out some crystallized ginger. Decent. Sort of a typical Octomore - dense, salty with an 'oily' peatiness that doesn't really come across as smoky. 3.45/82

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. gossm01 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It is of medium viscosity and its bouquet is of relatively strong intensity. I have aromas of dry peat smoke, citrus, salt, vanilla, caramel and ash. Not very complex. Relatively dry in taste. He has clearly noticeable alcohol and a relatively heavy body.

  12. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow! Less peat notes than expected, but still a stunner. Surprisingly full-bodied and long, soft finish. Drinkable without dilution.

  13. claymore84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 08-08-2020 in Straberg.

  14. udegner scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent smoky malt, wonderfully complex and balanced despite just 5 years of ripening.
    • Nose
      Smoky maritime, citrus fruits and herbs. At the beginning the smoke is rather reserved, unless you stick your nose deep into the glass and take a deep breath. Lovely!
    • Taste
      First of all, there is a concentrated load of smoke in the mouth, yet it is soft, sweet with fruits and malt, very powerful and tasty
    • Finish
      very very long, smoky and spicy, later becoming bitter.

  17. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. ConvalRen scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The smoke is great, but overall too few facets. A little less smoke and a little more other flavors I would find awesome.
    • Nose
      sweet smoke; bright fruit; Vanilla; in the background a light citrus note; light mint; sea air
    • Taste
      Smoke; sweet; Vanilla; maritime; citrus; Campfire; Phenol; Good smoky
    • Finish
      Dry smoke; extinct campfire; Vanilla; Malt, after some time comes a full, roasted hazelnut note.

  20. M134481 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Meaty, green apple, smoke, peat, pear, caramel, walnut and bbq.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Green apple, pear, meaty, bbq, caramel, vanilla, walnut, pickle meat,
    • Finish
      82 82
      Green apple, pear, meaty, bbq, caramel, vanilla, walnut, pickle meat,

  21. peej84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. Mr. D. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. whiskyd scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. larswehmeier scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    My first Octomore - a blatant experience!
    • Nose
      Immediately an intense strong smoke rises from the glass and settles above everything else. It has a cooling effect due to the combination of high alcohol content and extra smoke in the nose, almost like menthol.
      The smoke is multi-layered but in total more in the campfire corner than in the medical field. It does have a lot of smoke, but it is pleasant and aromatic, not stinking or pungent.
      It takes a long time for me to do anything but smoke. Then there is a slight vanilla sweetness and the typical Laddie citrus freshness. With a bit of water, the smoke fades into the background a little, so that the citrus and vanilla come out more. At the same time, the smoke in the background becomes more phenolic, loses some of the location heat.
    • Taste
      As expected, first of all only smoke. Not spicy, not alcoholic. Rather a little oily and with a vanilla sweetness. The smoke is strong and aromatic. He occupies the whole tongue and also rises on the palate and in the throat. He warms. Then the bourbon barrel with sweet oak, vanilla and maltiness comes through. However, I do not find fruitiness. The smoke gives the whisky an amazing amount of volume. The young age is super laminated.
    • Finish
      Rather short, but the smoke stops for a very long time.

  26. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasting consisting of 7 Octomores:

    Futures I
    Futures II
    4.1
    5.1
    6.1
    7.1
    2002 10yo
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  27. helmutgw scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: sweet and spicy
    30.10.2017 79
    • Nose
      closed, alcohol, phenol
    • Taste
      low alcohol, interesting spiciness, phenol
    • Finish
      long, warm

  28. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Arquebus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I'm reminded of the Port Askaig 100% proof with this one (Caol Ila) which is half the price. I think I paid about £88 for this one (one of the cheaper Octomores). It's more straightforward than other Octomores: in other words Cask strength peated Islay - not quite an Iron fist in a velvet glove, more an iron fist in an iron glove! i'm afraid i don't get much farminess or complexity with this one...

    That said - the signature Bruichladdich spirit sings out loud in this dram. There's a rich, sweet entrance, perfectly quaffable at cask strength without water. It's sweet vanilla custard with a smokey twist. The 'sweet spot' doesn't last long in the glass with this one; as it stands - smokey peaty phenols tend to take over, but not before the custard becomes deeply chocolatey. mmmm.....

  30. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What warmth, what happiness!
    • Nose
      A very peaty, iodized, floral and peppery nose, ashes, tar, very powerful !!
    • Taste
      The alcohol is very well integrated, malted barley is sweet, always flowers, hints of ashes, licorice and peat dominate
    • Finish
      The finish is long on peat and licorice.

  31. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  32. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Strong sweet peat with some light pear, vanilla, charcoal and ash in both the noise and palate. The finish in medium-long with some smoky lemongrass. Not complicated, just a great dram with impact.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  34. Svenson scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Whiskydream.de writes:

    Octomore 06.1 (Bruichladdich) In the nose dominate next to the octomore-typical smoke (slightly more subtle than the 06.2) fruity aromas, especially lemon and mirabelle. (89)
    Charcuterie charcoal on the tongue, smoke and clearly MirabelleI recognizable. (89)
    The finish takes place in two waves. Only medium with coal, fire, but also fruit, then a break. We believe that was it. But then he comes again strong and long-lasting. (89)
    Overall rating: 89 points More information: http://whiskydream-de.webnode.com/

  35. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  36. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  37. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  38. NRS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  39. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at a Malt Mongers Israel evening.

    This was a little closed for me and took some work to really get it’s flavours out. Bruichladdich’s character was quite evident here and I found it quite creamy.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/12/24/malt-mongers-israel-octomore-evening/
    • Nose
      Farmy peat. Creamy Malt. Oil smoke. Cumin. Brown glue. Molasses. White rum. Burned thatch. Slight lactic caramel note. Toasted coconut. Smokey. Vanilla. Slight jasmine.
    • Taste
      Salty. Wood smoke. Dirt. Boiled sweets. Vanilla cake. Dry wood tannins. Tar. Molasses. Seville orange.
    • Finish
      Dry. Wood smoke. Sandalwood. Vanilla. Bitter spices.

  40. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  41. Landryn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  42. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  43. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, peat very light, fruity, a seaside airy, spice very sweet, creamy!
    2nd:
    salty oily peat, lemon, a floral and creamy side!
    • Nose
      very typical and nice.

  44. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose was disappointing, if not appalling, with bike tube and rotting leafs. The taste and finish compensate, but this whisky is still (too) one-dimensional. Compared to other Octomores I tasted, this doesn't deliver the quality that I am used to.
    • Nose
      Dry peat, rotting leafs, ash, bicycle tube, vanilla, wood shavings, biscuit and barley and mowed lawn. Overall it seems to be quite oak influenced, but in a monotonous way.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, sweet, with a big attack on dry peat, cold ash, smoked bacon, vanilla, coconut, grass and pepper. Towards the end, as expected, the pepper gets louder.
    • Finish
      Relatively mild, moderately long. The peat is tamed, the ash gets more dominant. Plus chalk. Furthermore, grass, lemon zest and pepper. 

  45. Finfi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      93 93

  46. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  47. whiskybros scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Octomore-061/c21kp/57163efd0cf28d4bbf4db103
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  48. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  49. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The last whisky of the night kind of stuff. It put my palate out of joint. I'm not the greatest fan of Ardbeg Supernovas so I was a little surprised this other example of extreme Islay essentialism won me over. 
    • Nose
      I'm not the greatest fan of Ardbeg Supernovas so I was a little surprised this other example of extreme Islay essentialism won me over. Bandages, bouillon cubes, rubber (from peat rather than cask), smoked ham.
    • Taste
      The body is a young whisky's but it feels oilier and softer than I expected, and the present but not overpowering cask taste has integrated into it better than something of this age usually. Put enough water into it and as often is the case of cask str. peaty whisky, the smoke just amplifies. It rakes the tongue intensely and climbs up my nose, tickling/burning it like no whisky before.
    • Finish
      It takes quite a long time for the palate to settle down after a sip. There is very little else in the finish but the peat fire, but that's quite enough by itself.

  50. Jeep51 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The peat avalanche is not really there. It remains that it is really drinkable and very honest but it lacks complexity. Bad price quality
    • Nose
      Oily, oily peat. We can not say that the power of peat is extraordinary. It may be even a little light since it is not complex at all.
    • Taste
      In the continuity of the nose. It's very fat, probably more peaty here. There is also smoke and a lot of roasted coffee. A sweet hair. Nice but not complex.
    • Finish
      Long, on the grill, cigarette ash and cold smoke.

  51. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Krass impressive experiment no matter what you like!
    • Nose
      Pure concentrated, smoldering smoke, very dense like mist, hints of citrus, malt, oak
    • Taste
      Everywhere overlying smoke, some malt & cereals, Haach lemon zest, oily, nutmeg, some thyme later
    • Finish
      Herbal and smoky, he remains eternally in the throat

  52. martinni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  53. Murxus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    in comparison to the 07.1 (85pts.) this is clearly a step upwards. 88/89pts.

  54. pelle86 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      80 80

  55. domani scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    With 167ppm the most heavily peated whisky. Very strong and dominant, but unfortunately without surprises. Only a few flavors can be recognized behind these dominant smoky notes - 27.03.2015
    • Nose
      Smoke, smoke, smoke. Light fruit component lemon, malt
    • Taste
      Dominant cold smoke, lemon, malt, oily,
    • Finish
      Lang

  56. karloff scored this whisky 96 points Specialist

    I decided not to add water, I know a lot of people do, but It hit the spot for me completely straight, so why mess with it. I thought it was fantastic, a must for the peat lovers.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      98 98

  57. karloff scored this whisky 96 points Specialist

    This tasted like I imagined it would and I absolutely loved it.
    • Nose
      Smells like Hell, but in a good way, Burnt and charred wood, cooked sea whelks, white pepper, uncooked pork sausage, a mossy fresh water stream and a winters morning on a beach at low tide.
    • Taste
      Just straight, nothing added, pretty intense as you can imagine, but that is how I like it, you can really taste the barley. Thick black liquorice stick, full bodied, TCP, Fisherman's friend and Victory V cough sweets,but there is nothing to overpowering.
    • Finish
      A very long fiery finish that burns long into the night.

  58. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Smells very soft, mild, but then: a first sip and the concentrated power of the smoke fills every corner of the mouth. Wow! He has something. Sure, you have to like smoke, but then this is a must!

  59. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  60. Landryn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  61. hartist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Much less the uni-dimensional "peat monster" than his reputation suggests.
    • Nose
      Powerful wave smoke and iodine with black pepper, a little oil (olives?), More plant scents (heather, fresh mint, fennel) and cereals (buttered brioche) are revealed with (a lot) of aeration.
    • Taste
      Powerful and warm with a texture a little greasy and creamy. Strong notes of larded smoke, then more vegetal notes (heather, thyme, juniper), honey, citrus fruits (lemon zest) and cereals (roasted rye bread). In the end a beautiful complexity for 5 years of age.
    • Finish
      Almost endless !, drier, heavily smoked with a sweet and spicy touch. Like bacon slices fried with a sweet sauce !.

  62. Peter87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  63. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Smoky and peaty with a great lemony and citrusy. It's actually not just smoky and peaty but let's some room for other aromas. Due the high abv it is pretty powerful and it is recommended to add some drops of water. With water a subtle sweetness comes up that is actually pretty pleasant.

  64. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice Octomore, but not great. Tasted 06/12/2015, in a line-up with the 06.1, 06.2 and 06.3. 
    • Nose
      Bacon, silage (dried mown grass), a bit briny, some buttery peatiness - but not as much as one would expect with 167 ppm. 
    • Taste
      A mix of vanilla and buttery peated smokiness, some nutmeg spiciness. Fairly straightforward and one-dimensional. 
    • Finish
      Pretty long and pleasantly smoky with some vanilla sweetness and herbal tones. 

  65. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful whisky. Not the palate-destroying peat monster that some might expect from the high ppm phenols. Quite tame and balanced. 
    • Nose
      Predominant farmy, sweet buttery peat. Some very faint smoke. Slight saline. Some herbal notes. Distant honey. Very nice nose. 
    • Taste
      Oily, fat peat. Faint honey on the arrival with a mildly bitter and buttery development. Undercurrent of rich peat throughout. Wisp of smoke emerges near the finish. 
    • Finish
      Prolonged spicy peat with a mild herbal note and that faint wisp of smoke.  

  66. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly nice body for such a young whisky. It's a one trick pony but it's quite a trick it does. Not to be bought as the only whisky in the house.

  67. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Brackish Delight

    The peat bombs that Bruichladdich
    markets under the name Octormore are usually quite fruity and quaffable. This Ochdamh
    Mor is 5 years old and was released in 2013. The peat level is 167 ppm, but
    that does not mean a whole lot taste-wise, as you are about to read.

    This is probably the most
    brackish nose I have ever had on a whisky. Nothing but salt, seawater and
    seaweeds. Then some cow hide, plasticine, ashes and fingerpaint. Only after a
    few moments do the sweet malt and garden herbs (dill and thyme) get a chance to
    manifest themselves. Fruit? Maybe some citrus in the background. Slowly but
    surely does turn somewhat sweet. Vanilla and honey.

    On the palate it all starts quite
    brackish and quasi bitter. Like gulping down on a mouthful of seawater right
    after a big glass of Fanta lemon. But it works. Then the spices kick ini. Some
    pepper and some green garden herbs. And the peat? You would almost lose sight
    of it, but it does make for a grand development of smoke that continues on into
    the finish.

    Said finish is very, very long. Yes,
    nothing but smoke and spices until it suddenly turns sweet again at the very
    end.

    Brackish delight, dammit! I quite
    liked it, but found the previous version to be just a tad more fruity (and thus
    better). Thanks, Sam!

  68. Jessel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  69. hfos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  70. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Well, the smoke is here program, and yet there is much more. He is not particularly complex now, he can hide his only five years but quite well. For smoke fetishists an absolute must. But there is not much in the taste here, they are better with Bruichladdich, other octomores are far more complex.
    • Nose
      Initially, there is hardly any smoke in the nose, which is astonishing when it comes to ppm, and there is also no alcohol. But you can tell from the fruitiness, from which home he comes. He gives himself but quite closed. The smoke comes slowly, first as a musty, musty Kuhstallnote. The alcohol is also noticeable, but overall it remains very closed. Later it opens and reveals more fruit notes, apple and lime, and vanilla. The smoke remains restrained. Maybe that's because I tasted it for a Laphroaig CS, whose smoke was much more intense. I have to correct myself, a little later comes then also strong smoke, which is perfectly connected with the citrus notes and the cow shed and has a non-medical fire note. When heated, the fresh mixes better with the musty notes. Aspirator in the citrus plantation. Increasingly also caramel sweets. The nose is quite more complex than initially expected.
    • Taste
      The taste is very sweet, artificial honey, and clearly ashen. The alcohol is still well integrated, but warms very strong.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, everything else would be nonsense. The sweetness lingers for a long time before giving way to the smoldering ashes of the peat smoke. Will be something phenolic now. It's unbelievable how long the cow shit hangs between the teeth ...

  71. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=168

    Color: white wine
    Nose: Heavy, oily and very closely networked nose - coal, ash and a truckload of peat. Thick clouds of smoke hang in the glass and cover the sweet, vanilla-containing aromas. Later the salty lemon notes pierce more and more. However, the overall impression remains creamy, dark and mighty peaty.
    Taste: Starts with a thin consistency, but then immediately becomes creamier and fatter. Vanilla, honey, salted butter and tart wood that quickly becomes bitter. Wood and herbs form a unit here, which has a green and minty content and is complemented by a sticky sugar sweetness.
    Finish: long-peaty, smoky and fresh. The combination of mint, wood and lemon counters the "dark" side of the malt. Chocolate, dry ash, espresso and sweet, peaty smoke remain.
    Note: Unfortunately a bit too bitter in taste.
    89 points (nose: 90 / taste: 86 / finish: 88)

  72. Patrick93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  73. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  74. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  75. molar3rd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sea-spray, mixed with kerosene , tar , wet rope, seaweed on an old fishing boat. Iodine. Islay. Big-time. Add a bit of peppery prickle. Leather and wee zest of a lemon. And it’s just that. Big. And yes, peat is abundant. Too.

    Palate: Young. Feisty. Hot. Sweet. Ultra peaty. Getting bitter with earthy peat smoke and cinnamon. Fruits rise on second wave if flavours. Apples. Vanilla. And lemon rind. Chewy malt. It’s BIG!

    Finish: Sweet fruit and toasted bread. Peat. Smoke. Lingering, and lingering. I bet it’s going to be there for a few minutes…

    To me this is much sweeter than I remembered previous editions although I have skipped 5.1. It’s indeed yummy. And powerful. Not as one dimensional one would think. It’s more than a peat monster per se. if you’re a Laddie fan, and love peat, this one is up your alley (if you can get one, they do sell very fast.). Another cult offering for peat freaks and Islay nerds. Love it.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2013/10/08/octomore-6-1-scottish-barleythe-new-peat-monster/

     

  76. Jaydee scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  77. sengjc scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Plenty of peat in this drink but the nose is quite spirituous. Overall quite enjoyable.

  78. whiskyroma scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  79. Sonett scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For the peat-freak it is perfect but hidden behind the charcoal smoke there is both a taste of being immature and it is easy to misstanke the massive smoke for a full body. Behind the smoke and peat it is actually quite weak.

    Still it is a verk nice dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  80. Falnor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The ultimate in peat? Well without a doubt there is a lot of peat, but there's more than just the smokiness.

    Fresh fruit, both citrus such as lime and green apple. Young and pretty sweet. Salty and fresh cut grass. The alcohol makes sure peppers are in order.The peat is burned wood and ash. However, I have had a lot other islay drams that are more focussed on the peat. Perhaps the cask or the process of making it, made it not that heavy.

    Great presentation and marketing. Who else can sell a 5 year old whisky for the price of a 20 year old one!?
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  81. wekke scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Malt Maniacs Awards 2013 - Silver Medal - Premium

  82. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  83. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  84. Dionysus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  85. Gos Ruben scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    ITS to monster
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  86. Numwierum scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  87. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Bruichladdich  (Jim McEwan, Head Distiller)
    • Nose
      The first waves bring a combination of sea spray, spindrift, wet sea weed and hints of oily iodine. Then peat smoke with cracked black peppercorn and as the spirit reveals itself, stunning notes of heather flowers, lemon balm and water mint. It's like watching a spiritual weaver create a tapestry from the Hebrides itself.
    • Taste
      As the spirit breathes in the glass a subtle change takes place. Rising steadily comes the crisp, malted barley then the sweet oak,giving notes of vanilla, toasted rye bread and walnuts. Add a burst of fresh lime, poached apple and pear from distillation whilst always in the background the steady rhythm of the sea painting pictures in your mind of a people and place who know that single malt is the stuff of life, sustaining them for generations.
    • Finish
      The senses will celebrate this genial, warm, thrilling experience long after the glass is empty. You will know that you have been on a journey by the wamth in your heart and the spirit in your soul.

  88. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  89. Vince scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very drinkable, but less interesting of late, especially compared to versions even as recent as two/three years back.  Some nice malty sweetness and a good dose of smoke--but other aromas and flavours very much in the background and rather shy to appear (water does not help).  Some of that awkward dry bitterness at the tail-end that often besets this distillery.  If you have to choose between this and a Lagavulin 12 for a similar price it is a clear no-brainer for me.  As for the incredibly high PPM, this is clearly not the figure for the distillate itself. 

  90. Thriest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  91. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  92. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  93. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very good whisky for its age, too bad that it's so overpriced.
    • Nose
      Briny peat, salty liquorice, pastry, a little coconut and a tad of raspberry. With water also peach.
    • Taste
      That same briny peat in the forefront of course, plus dark chocolate and again liquorice. But then there's also a subtle fruitiness in the background: lime, orange and a little peach.
    • Finish
      Peat, liquorice, pepper, capers, dark chocolate, smoked herring and a little residue of peach.

  94. taldish scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      81 81

  95. erikz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose is smoky, not really peaty, but smoky like barbecue or a wood fire smoke. The pallet gets drowned in hefty peaty notes, smokey notes. After this the sweetness kicks in. Very clean, very neat. The young spirit comes through at the end accompanied with black pepper. The finish is medium to long, lingers on the back of the tongue.

    Add water for more sweeter notes, the peat gets killed a bit though, the 6.1 looses it's kick when doing so. This should be enjoyed with only a drop max, but best enjoyed as it comes at cask strength (57%).

  96. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I love this stuff, Young but so full of flavors beside the heavy peat smoke. Created by a genius. I had this one right after a PC10 cask strength and although I appreciated the PC10 a bit more, this is not far from it.

    (Rating interval 86-89)
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, salt butter, cereal barley and some barley spirit in the background generating impressions of grappa or wet paper. . 
    • Taste
      Careful initial delivery with sour lemon and mineral but the following second is an explosion of salt peat smoke, grime and fire place. Powdered licorice is also there but all in the background of the peat smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering of heavy peat smoke, cracked black pepper, lemon sour and chili pepper. Addition of water brings some smoky vanilla in the mix as well.  

  97. Alex scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Hefty peat smoke, big sweetness and some brine. Clean and crisp. Lacks a bit of complexity, due to the youth

  98. Fable scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  99. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  100. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, salty, seawater, peppery, herbs
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, seawater, lemon, oranges
    • Finish
      Long, peat, ashes

  101. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  102. Hansi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    At first, of course, surprised that the peat smoke notes of a 167 ppm peat whisky do not cover everything else, the Ardbeg Supernova because I find it much more violent. No, the peat smoke is beautifully integrated into an overwhelming sweetness and oiliness with complex aromas and flavors. An absolute top whisky and one of my favorites!
    • Nose
      Beautiful pronounced peat smoke nose, but less dominant than expected at the 167 ppm. Sweet vanilla, coconut, overripe apricots, nuts, barley malt, floor wax behind. In the end increasingly sour, but much more subtle than some of the earlier Octomores.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, extremely oily and mouth-filling. Great body, also here apricots, nuts, vanilla; only then does the peat smoke come to light, but violently.
    • Finish
      Very long. Very smoky-peaty.

  103. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Octomore has a reputation to maintain and lives up to it. This is no whisky for starters. If you aren't fond of Ardbeg, steer clear of Octo! This slightly brutal youngster is a real treat for peat lovers. Young aggressive and still refined enough. Lovely complex.This is yet another whisky that could convince me to break through my psychological € 100 barrier. You easily spot the black metal tubes at specialist liquor stores. Prices vary somewhere between € 115 and € 125.
    • Nose
      Let's start with an understatement. The peat smoke is everywhere. Not that you would expect anything else from a malt presenting itself as “Super Heavily Peated”. And yet, this Octomore is surprisingly soft on the nose. And instantly, almost Lagavullian, recognizable.

      A power nap reveals its fruity and salty qualities. Ripe prunes and cherries. A sea breeze over a rocky beach. Lapsang Souchong sweetened with honey. And a visit to your local cheese shop. You cannot decide which blue cheese you want to taste: Shropshire, Roquefort, Gorgonzola. They all smell and look delicious.
    • Taste
      The peaty tempest rages on in the mouth. Once things get a little quieter, you'll discover a fruity sweetness. Mainly prunes and juicy red apples. The flavours are nicely complemented by loafs of bread. Rye bread and nut bread.
      Water transforms this peaty beast into a delicious oatmeal porridge, sweetened with vanilla sugar.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long, dry and a little sweet. Crispy bacon served with a honey sauce.

  104. Makeneki scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  105. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Peat gone mad on the nose, although a drop of water did allow through a touch of salty sea spray and soft vanilla. Similar profile on the palate, dominated by peat smoke, and a few rough/youthful edges were also showing. All a bit too much for me up to this point, but the finish was admittedly exceptional: very long, with lovely soft glowing peat lingering for ages. I'm very glad I tried it, but even as someone who likes a peaty dram, this was a touch OTT for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      90 90

  106. ricallende scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  107. Makeneki scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

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

  108. sUrs scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    a pleasure, this distillate!
    • Nose
      smoky, sea scent
    • Taste
      complex, smoky but also fruity
    • Finish
      long smoky and warm finish

  109. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    'A Journey Dram'

    N: Cow pats, farmyards, marshmallows on toast [lightly toasted], saline freshness, yeast, seaweed, nettles, a touch of chlorine, barbecue sauce, L&P Wocestershire sauce mixed with tinned tomatoes. uncooked bacon, brine, onion rings, vinegar, herb [wild] garlic bread and strawberries.  Its fascinating to compare the nose of this to the Ardbeg 10 but I wont spoil the surprise.
    [FOR MY INFORMATION: bizarrely the Ten tastes like a child in a sweet shop, giving the Octomore the appearance of a more mature and certainly more substantial dram which is funny as the Octomore is half the age].
    T: Intense but fragile young sweet malty peat arrival with some wine fruit cordial, honey and full of spicy condiments, like an extraordinary BBQ marinade sauce for your grilled meats. Oily/brine like quality with Worcestershire sauce, peat, anise, fennel and some fine spiced pepper on the front and sides of the palate.
    F: Everything builds, lingers and dissipates. Some nuttiness coming through - brazil nuts, and pumpkin seeds. Theres more here besides. Smoke that permeates under the skin or inside the lining of clothes after a yard bonfire but its fruity, its…. complex. Herbal dung lingers too. What a journey dram.
    C: Every sip was different, challenging, engaging and enjoyable. Finesse and refined it is not, this is brute force delivery with evolving and pleasurable results.

    Scores an A

  110. captain Islay scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes from Blindtasting
    • Nose
      Nice smoke and leather
    • Taste
      A true fireworks on the palate with lots of smoke and peat, young cheeky, alcohol
    • Finish
      Beautiful persistent finish with flowers and smoke

  111. getz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose
    The first waves bring a combination of sea spray, spindrift, wet sea weed and hints of oily iodine. then peat smoke with cracked black peppercorn and as the spirit reveals itself, stunning notes of heather flowers, lemon balm and water mint. Itâ€

  112. getz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose
    The first waves bring a combination of sea spray, spindrift, wet sea weed and hints of oily iodine. then peat smoke with cracked black peppercorn and as the spirit reveals itself, stunning notes of heather flowers, lemon balm and water mint. Itâ€

  113. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose tremendous flavors with a combination of
    wet algae a touch of oily iodine. Then heather, flowers, lime and mint.
    Taste Barley malt with a hint of vanilla, roasted bread and walnuts.

    Finished warm and rich in aftertaste.

  114. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Bruichladdich Octomore

    06.1 5 Year Old Scottish Barley

  115. getz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The sixth edition of experimental Octomore, famous for being made with the most heavily peated barley on the planet. Bruichladdich are still able to impart a delicate, graceful emphasis within this intense whisky.

  116. Titi94 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by SCOMA:
    Nose: A combination of sea spray, spin-drift, wet sea weed and hints of oily iodine. Then peat smoke with cracked black peppercorn. Notes of heather flowers, lemon balm and water mint.
    Palate: Crisp, malted barley then the sweet oak, giving notes of vanilla, toasted rye bread and walnuts. Add a burst of fresh lime, poached apple and pear.
    Finish: Lingering and warm.

    My comments : I'm not fond of peat smoke whiskies. Here (nose and taste), I've been surprised by the lake of it (where are the 167 ppm of phenol?). On the other side, I've found the 57% vol not really present, that, in conclusion, permit to this whisky to be not complex but drinkable.

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