Octomore Edition 06.2 / 167

Overall rating
86.19/100
votes
428
Whiskybase ID
WB43464
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limousin
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Ex Eau-de-Vie Limousin Oak Cask of Aquitaine
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
P/132486
Barcode
5055807400558
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
29 jul 2013 2:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 430.73

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 06.2 / 167

60 users have left 64 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.19 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/

    Last up, an Octomore favourite. It’s incredible to think this bottle cost me just £75 back in the day though the hype and subsequent price surge [£250+] peaked and cooled in the intervening years. Just to be clear, this youthful spirit has been aged in Ex-eau-de-vie Limousin oak casks, and not – as I’ve wrongly mentioned in the past – Limonsin ex-cognac casks.

    N: If I were to start a distillery, I might head towards this uber-oily farmy vegetal style with layered oaky phenolic lemon juice and a drop or two of apple cider > onion vinegar. Being spirit-faithful and aged to retain youthfulness and a full-bodied weighty fattiness, we find ourselves in a mature genever/mezcal-tequila territory.

    T: With an equally focused savoury and sweet coupling, we’ve a very salty farmy phenolic and bitter /sour lemon/lime shandy, the previous [eau de vie] cask contents seemingly promoting the [allium-y] cowpats with further leanings towards tequila > mezcal. Perhaps that’s why I love this so whilst others not so much. Perhaps a curveball for a blind tequila line-up?

    F: With a further eau de vie injection, we finish with a now relaxed new make-y finish, [white] grape/wine-like, the oily viscosity continuing to envelop over the palate.

    C: To love this one is to appreciate raw spirit regardless of grain/cane/vine [or cask] origin, not an unreasonable challenge for someone with dedication to the pursuit of flavour & taste, to quality over quantity. This will, however, remain a weird/left-field whisky for those who tend to stick to particular single malt [Scotch] styles.

  2. Astrid scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Young, immature, unbalanced... not even the smoke of an Octomore can cover that up. For the full review, go here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/04/octomore-hoch-drei/
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. ailean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  4. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I guess this one is an acquired taste. It took a lot of time in the glass, and some water, for me to appreciate it. Even then, the aftertaste is really weird. Like I just brushed my teeth. Or used mouthwash. Not just the hint of mint, but also the mouthfeel. I never encountered this before.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      After a drop of water much better to my opinion.
    • Taste
      87 87
      I like the sweetness, the peat is pleasant integrated into the whisky.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, sweet, tobacco. I like it.

  6. MrDvorak scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 88pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose has a very interesting profile with touches of assorted nuts, cognac and burnt flowers.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is solid and oily with nuances of black pepper, hospital ward, sour apples and salted caramel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is pretty long with lingering tobacco notes followed by spices and gentle peat smoke.

  7. Ostap scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    2017-05-29:
    Unusual and high-quality whisky, whisky experiment! Ideal for long tasting in small quantities.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Restrained, smooth, peat, sweet vanilla, peanuts in sugar glaze, dates, crushed plum, wine, rubber, smoke, oak bark, baked potatoes in ashes, strawberries, toffee, apricot, apple pie, slaked lime, plaster, citrus acid toasted bacon, germinated wheat grain, dried figs. Rich in nuances of aroma.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Compote, a bunch of smoke, pepper, fruit sweetness, bitterness of herbal hospital tincture, quite sweet, nuts, citrus explosion.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Warms, smoke, pepper, ash, meat in a sweet sauce, lemon, dry, knits, roasted walnuts, oily, bitterly sick, oak, mineral (as if licking stones).

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Ginger, baked apple and vanilla. Earthy smoke on top, but very subtle. Very ripe white plum, which flows on the fingers. Icing sugar. Sugar candy, you can really feel the influence of the eau-de-vie. Kumquat, lime, lychee. Very balanced whole. Almond paste, flavored with pistachio. Yellow wine from Jura. Some cereal reflections, wheat under the sun, grilled corn. White currant. With the addition of water, it stabilizes. Suave, pastry and lemony palate, followed by spices. Slightly sour apples, white pepper, tarragon, smoked wood. Light but very long finish, mirabelle plum and pomegranate, an ounce of iodine and salt, a beach of fine sand, light charcoal, brown sugar, butternut. Pear crumble.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/03/octomore-edition-062-5-yo.html
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. robbert88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Reminds me a lot of the young bunnahabhain moine of orphan. Smoked salty meat. Heather. Apples. Grassy. A really young islay bucker.

  10. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very intense and brute whisky, very sweet, very smoky, you have to like it and I do
    • Nose
      Directly Laddie, a thousand miles against the wind and unmistakable, caramel, intense cold smoke, the color yellow comes to my mind, also a lot of vanilla, honey, light fruits, the caramel is slightly burnt, hazelnut, yes you can also interpret cheese feet , but the good kind ;-), creamy, slightly greasy, I like it, much sweeter after the first sip
    • Taste
      Heavy smoke when starting, then creamy, oily, sweet, a pinch of cinnamon, vanilla, caramel, honey, ganache, nuts, sweet wine, cotton candy
    • Finish
      still creamy, very sweet, now Laddie flashes briefly, also fruity, candied, the sweetness counteracts the smoke well, but the smoke comes through better at the back, ashy, a bit of banana, long-lasting

  11. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    At the beginning, the search for the smoke is almost in vain, it takes time to comfortably breathe into the nose. Smoke is also what remains in the finish, but there is not really much behind it anymore, the smoke conceals that it basically has little substance, hardly any foundation.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Warm and waxy, green grass, slightly metallic, hardly noticeable smoke. Herber herb mix. Ah, now the smoke is coming. Yes, yes, now quite clearly. Green apple and warm pear compote with cinnamon. Ginger cookies, some anise. A freshly opened bag of liquorice.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very strong and aggressive on the tongue at the beginning, makes a lot of scratches. Warm apple pie, smoked. Dry smoke, sun-warmed tin roof. Liquorice, a hearty mixture of herbs, anise and ginger.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Intense and penetrating smoke, pepper, sweetly flavored tobacco.

  12. ConvalRen scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. AnPiobaireStreodag scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Perfect whisky after a day on the moor cutting peats. Needs diluting to take the edge off. Sweet taste and definitely not unpleasant as always with Octomore.

  14. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Assorted nuts with smoke, cognac, sour apples and burnt flowers in a hospital ward.

    RATING: 88pts - [n23,t22,f21,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  15. Torgeir4 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  16. helmutgw scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: opens, round, spicy, becomes buttery
    04.04.2018 84
    • Nose
      behavior, barely alcohol, spicy, fruity, lovage?
    • Taste
      hot-spicy, sweet, little details
    • Finish
      long, so

  17. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  18. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      At the beginning the typical big heavy cloud of smoke. He is definitely both sweeter and spicier than the 06.1.
      The sweetness is much fruity. The Limousin barrels are clearly noticeable. It smells like berries and bright fruit (pear?) And has a little bit of syrup. Spicy oak tones underline the whole thing. It tingles in the nose instead of cooling, as at 06.1.
      With the addition of water, the smoke swings away from the campfire towards the phenolic. It gets maritime with lots of algae and salty sea breezes. For the sweetness and the barrel completely in the background.
    • Taste
      This is the smoke hammer! Tastes almost na Laphroaig. Lots of iodine, seaweed and peat smoke. Then it gets really warm on the tongue and on the back palate the typical notes of European oak rise. Dark chocolate and toffee.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and warm.

  19. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  21. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Strong, overwhelming, especially on the nose. But now I have a bit of similar feeling like Kelpie, the less sometimes is more. But it was almost 86 points. :)
    • Nose
      Smoke and ash, medicines, honey, salted caramel, big dose of apple, seaweed. Sweet, acidic, lively cognac notes.
    • Taste
      Strong! Rose, honey, salted caramel, tobacco, punch, orange peel, salt, ash and smoke, spices.
    • Finish
      Long, tobacco, spices, smoke.

  22. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Everything in here what you are waiting for associating an Octomore. Nice Smoke and ashes, a lot of fruits (red fruits due to the Limousin Oak). Tar and tobacco. I like this one very much except of some light bitter notes at the finish line.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, ashes, medicinal (some iodine), red fruits, gummi bear tar, overripe apples.
    • Taste
      Sweet spicy smoke. Tobacco, tar, cigar punch, red fruits, salt, ashes.
    • Finish
      Long. Tobacco, ashes, red fruits. Ashes and fruits.

  23. Koalafant scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Smoker with mega character! Explosive and complex
    Notes dated 23.09.2017 => 93/100
    • Nose
      A herbal smoked note dominates the first impression. Then slowly but distinctly wine aromas with light acidity and hints of gooseberries, passion fruit, pineapple and lime are added.
    • Taste
      A log fire with hints of malt, wood and herbs. In addition, subtle fruit notes and a very pleasant bitterness.
    • Finish
      long, slightly burning and slightly bitter

  24. dram_on scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Color: grainy gold?Legs: fairly thin, this definitely does not look like a high ABV pourNose: over-ripe dark plum, worn out rubber car tires, rotten melon, light honey, salted caramel, some smoke, briney seaweedPalate: briney honey, some rotten orange peels, heavy on the wood, some kind of vegetable (definitely not broccoli)Finish: disappointingly short, thin mouthfeel, some smoke on the backend, salted but dried out caramelBalance: fairly disjointed but some of the notes I got from the nose did pop back up in the finishUpdated Comment: originally scored an 80 but have since increased it to an 83 due to an amazing mesquite BBQ sauce nose that has appeared a little over 1.5 months since I've opened this bottle
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      76 76

  25. mullos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Cognac cask. Very powerful (what else) nose. A lot of seaweed. Sweet winy taste and heavy heavy peated finish. A bomb.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. VWWW scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I don't know if it's the Eau de Vie Cask, but this one is a little more chemical than the 6.1. I like that one better, this one has more oily flavors and is a little thicker perhaps, but also contains some of notes. 

    Tasted the 6.1 and the 6.2 side by side.

  27. Svenson scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    whiskydream.de writes ...
    Octomore 06.2 (Bruichladdich) (Region: Islay / OA / 58.2 Vol /%)
    The produced by Bruichladdich whisky from the maximum peated Octomore series was allowed to mature for 5 years in Ex Eau-de-Vie Limousin barrels and waits quite unspectacular in light bronze / gold in the glass on his tasting. It is our first Octomore and we expect a lot of peat smoke.
    We get it with full force in the nose, the closer it gets to the glass. Wow! It takes us about 4-5 minutes to get used to the campfire smoke. This time is worthwhile, because now fruity flavors come through the fire. Especially tropical fruits, fig, banana and again and again pear, smoky pear. This complexity inspires us. (94)
    The great thing is that the extremely good start in the taste test continues! We have notes of smoked meat, cigar and charcoal in the mouth that burn clearly on the tongue at first (we have tested without adding water). The burning quickly subsides and it remains: smoke, smoke, smoke! We love it! The whisky is crazy, but ingeniously crazy! (93)
    In the finish, the camp fire smoke sets from the palate to the esophagus and helps us to a long taste experience. Probably the best smoky whisky we've ever had. (95)
    Overall rating: 94 points More info: http://whiskydream-de.webnode.com/tastings-az/no/

  28. TK6000 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  29. hfos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  30. Ing Tretti scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Quite beasty. Alcohol, followed by muff, cold ash, medicinal smoke, walnut, strawberry, caramel and vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Sweet and peaty. Initial taste is overlapped by alcohol, then coal, apricots, a bit of herbs.
    • Finish
      Almonds, bitter oak in a finish of spirit with almost no sweet fruitiness from the palate.

  31. whiskybros scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Octomore-062/c21kp/571640020cf2331db0f94c19
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. robain scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  33. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  34. checkpointuk scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=199 Color: gold
    Nose: Sweet peat and sweet spice with smoke, oranges, vanilla, ash, coal dust, old Havana's and aromas of cotton candy, sulfur and dried beer foam.
    Taste: First very thin and sweet ... sugar sweet ... too sweet! Peat, coal, caramel, sugar and honey. Always fader and with a smoky Schnapscharakter towards the finish.
    Finish: Long (too long) - as the taste and also fade faded.
    Comment: The worst octomore we ever had. The taste is totally superimposed on the sugar sweetness.
    80 points (nose: 86 / taste: 78 / finish: 75)
    Conclusion: Let's put it this way: That was nothing! So Octomore is not fun. If we did not know that things could be different, they would certainly have been the last two to find their way into our glass!

  35. Kostya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    huge
    whisky, needs some water to bring all the flavors. Good quality intensely
    peated young islay malt. Great experience! (a sample)
    • Nose
      (neat) sweet and
      rounded, intense, rubber, peat, smoke, tar, rotten fruits, quality nose
      (water) peat, nougat, almonds, ash,
      overripe apricots
    • Taste
      (neat) huge
      arrival, sweet, lots of peat, fumed prunes, it really bites your tongue
      (water) sweet again, ash, peat,
      liquid smoke, water brings viscosity
    • Finish
      medium long,
      sharp, bitter, astringent

  36. stalowka2 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      at the
      beginning of hard alcohol, iodine, medical, peat  less than expected, manure, moldy apples.
    • Taste
      Powerful peat blow,
      dark chocolate, water becomes sweet, but the
      flavor of peat remains
      long.
    • Finish
      peat, long stays
      on the tongue

  37. steinrich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  38. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      89 89

  39. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    it baffles me every time, absolutely lovely
    • Nose
      Peat, charcoal, sweet fruit, dried figs, something that remind me of horses and stables
    • Taste
      Very powerfull start, sweet coal, hot smoke, nutty
    • Finish
      ashes, with bitter sweet notes taking over, butterscotch with motor oil, the peat last an eternity

  40. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    2015

    N: Chemical sawdust?, [fruity] new leather sofas, castor oil, sour-mash grain, linseed oil and rapeseed oil. Its ridiculously similar to [Asda’s own] bacon [frazzle] snacks with onion and celery scrub thrown in, ginseng tea, angostura bitters, blueberries [from muffins], avocado stone [there’s a first], smoked walnut oil [theres the association], and now that fresh dung peatiness [but not astringent], mixed with putty and burnt laminate. Honestly, i could go on like this for a while which is why the 6.2 is my favourite-favourite Octomore. Tonight, [2 months after opening this bottle] i find the putty mixed with sweet & buttered Brussel sprouts and incredible mineral hues.

    T: Neat or with water its the distillate that shines, working in unison with the peat to get the maximum affect with a honeyed, waxy grain mouthfeel to die for and a smoky-sweet journey. Roasted chestnut crisps & cardamon [another one for the whisky cookbook], together with light-yet-sweet fennel, smoked macadamias, very oily engine oil, more celery scrub, more ginseng, fennel and artichoke hearts. The cognac affect is what throws me off every time as mixed with the fresher herbal notes confuses my palate no end. Highly enjoyable especially when drinking in the face of ignorance

    F: A ton of bonfire ash is produced at the last but not before you marvel at the butteriness that envelops the palate into the finish.

    C: Its less dungy/peaty and yet alot more green & vegetal than i remembered - but that was two years ago.

     Scores as always an A, of course - its A-mazing!!

  41. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Octomore is not my thing, but this one is just plain nasty. Maybe the provided samplebottle wasn't clean. Tasted 06/12/2015, in a line-up with the 06.1, 06.2 and 06.3.
    • Nose
      Sweet, but too sweet for my nose. Fresh apples, sea (briny) and of course some peat - but not as much as one would expect. 
    • Taste
      Weird mix of sweetness and peatiness, really off-balance. There's something soapy as well, and a hint of musty stables. 
    • Finish
      Lingering, but not in a nice way. 

  42. Glennie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a sample
    • Nose
      Alpine
      farm (Like one I visited). Peat smoke of course. Maritime salty notes. Some
      fruits. Perhaps apples. Something sour sweet like citrus fruit drops.
    • Taste
      Peat smoke.
      But not a complete blast. Again some sour sweet drops. Spices. The farm notes
      are significant. Malty and grainy. You can almost taste the crops. Not overly
      complex.
    • Finish
      Citrusy.
      Soft peat smoke lingers for a while. Medium long.

  43. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For the real peat lover. Actually just a bit too expensive to just drink. Delicious aftertaste, lingers long.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. Laga93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  45. steinrich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  46. lucbertrand scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Yum, yum! 95/100
    • Nose
      Born barbecue, grilled bacon, smoke, peat
    • Taste
      Very round and extremely tasty peat
    • Finish
      Long, intense

  47. Patrick93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  48. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Octomore 5 yo 'Edition: 06.2' (58.2%, OB, travel retail, 2014)  167ppm again, this time matured in ex-Cognac Limousin oak casks. Metanoical spirit, if you will. Colour: gold. Nose: more sour fruits in this one, that is to say apples, pears and such. Also greengages, perhaps. I find a little honey as well, but other than that, it’s got more iodine than its bro, less straight medicinal notes, and more raw barley, hay, farmyard, cereals and all that. With water: a working kiln, hessian, smoked clothes (after a night around a campfire), sultanas, figs. Mouth (neat): huge arrival, very smoky, salty, with touches of grapefruits and tangerines, then raisins. Probably from the cognac. I think the combination works. There’s also more spicy French oak than in the Sauternes, with a feeling of curried ginger. With water: same feelings, plus this one: eating a whole ashtray. Finish: long, rather lemony, peaty, barleyish. Comments: rather more to my liking than the already-lovely Sauternes, but I’m sure I’d have enjoyed it even more without the sultanas. SGP:558 - 87 points.

  49. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  50. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    mouth and nose disagree. Translated his great youth. The worst of the Octomore tasted so far.
    • Nose
      A nose of the most peat-smoked-cereal
    • Taste
      disappointing, on the "gnole", the spirit
    • Finish
      very long

  51. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    ‘Smoky-bacon & roasted celery double cream’
    N: Years after first falling in love with this ive got myself a bottle - first impressions and im not disappointed. Smoked-oil butter, Frazzles, Skips & BBQ Niknaks, sour Balcones scrub [fennel/celeriac/rhubarb], celery seeds, cinnamon/ginger/chilli spices, roasted celery, parsnip crisps, sea salt ozone, bacon ice-cream and cowpats everywhere - sweet n sour with cream cheese [goats and cows], cheesy Moments’, salt ’n’ vinegar farmyard potency with no equal.
    T: Vibrant straight off with a perfect oily, creamy and veg stock-sour>sugary balance, becoming more dense and oily as it goes on. Leads to coal tar, light creasote, lots of diesel oil and mineral notes into the finish.  The celery BBQ scrub exists throughout. Last word on the palate - Smoky-bacon & roast celery double cream linger
    F: More creamy now and smoky now with a touch of lemonade. Simple but deep penetrating finish, bitter=sweet interplay plays out,…… with a dry, soapy, bitter/sour, peaty, Sobranie ash [with a menthol filter] conclusion  - but guess what, the grain is there to wave the ship off. along with buttery/oily/briny mouthfeel. Like a hot curry, the peat smoke lingers around all day.
    C: Heres one expression i hope is around forever as its a drinking phenomena, a just as brilliant but slightly less ‘bonkers’ Balcones Brimstone. Those limousin casks have worked their magic here. With 18000 bottles, hopefully its enough for everyone to experience at least once - at time of writing [Mar ’15], 939 WB members had the 6.2 in collection. Amazing, outrageous, brilliant! Of the ones if tried, my favourite Octomore. Last dram: as good as the first.

    Scores an A

  52. pom poko scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  53. Gos Ruben scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  54. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  55. fradin11 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  56. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think he is quite good, but he is not so outstanding. The PLV is a joke.
    • Nose
      Very strong smoke floods the nose. Slowly sweet and white wine-like note come to light. One could almost say, one stands with a glass of sweet white wine between burning tires. The strong alcohol is not felt in the nose at all.
    • Taste
      Strong start, then sweet. Lemon, a hint of peppermint and light grapes. Then a tingle on the tongue, the alcohol shows a touch of its possibilities. In the end, he gets a little bit more stormy.
    • Finish
      Very persistent.

  57. Hansi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Also here peat smoke very well integrated into a great sweetness and oiliness. In terms of complexity slightly weaker than the Octomore 6.1.
    • Nose
      Very distinct peat smoke nose: smoldering fire, tar, behind it very much "dark" sweetness, walnut, also floor wax and damp wood; slightly metallic. Compared to other Octomores only slightly sour and very little "cheese base".
    • Taste
      Very sweet and oily. Very much peat smoke, very spicy and spicy. Little side tones.
    • Finish
      Extremely long smoky and sharp finish. Tastes forever.

  58. Snerik scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I must say, this s very nice. I remember Octomore as was to unbalanced, but this was a pleasant surprise. Indeed, this is the peat monster everyone’s talking about.  
    • Nose
      Woho, PEAT! And it’s like being a boy scout again. The worlds biggest beech (the tree) bonfire. But hey, it’s also kind of fruity. Golden delicious apples, some sweet pears. And yes, seawater. And after a while, also the (in my opinion) nice smell of a stable appears.
    • Taste
      Peat, and its HOT peat. For me it was almost like a burning sensation, and I don’t know if it’s because of the alcohol level (which I doubt, since I added quite a lot of water), or the high level of PPM. However, cool! There’s also some salted apples. 
    • Finish
      Well, do one even have to mention the peat? But fruitiness has become more tropical, much to my liking. The finish is balanced, and quite long. Even a tad of honey is to be found! Grilled pineapple and apricots. 

  59. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    What´s the deal with the low rating in comparison to other Octomore bottlings? I really don´t see much different. If any I liked this one more than previous bottlings like the 05.1 or 02.1. The limousin casks added some quite nice, sweet flavors to the malt. Very enjoyable, even undiluted. Doesn´t taste that youngish compared to other Octomores.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  60. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  61. fritzbrause scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Is there a problem with the voting on this one?

  62. wacher did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I bought 2 of these yesterday for about EUR 90 a piece. I could have bought more as there was plenty in the shop. I made a shop link for the store I bought it in. It is a brick and mortar store. You can't buy online. I have received several reports about my link not working and now it has been removed. I don't understand why because I did buy two bottles for about EUR 90 a piece and the shop has plenty more. Is there a rule that a shop link has to sell online?

  63. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Again a masterpiece. Heavy peat and sea, mixed with fruits and honey beyond the fire.
    • Nose
      powerful peat, salt, seaweed, later pineapple, wet wood, lemon balm, banana, juniper, raspberries
    • Taste
      peat like wood fire, honey, white chocolate, hint of caramel, metal
    • Finish
      honey again, spices, grilled fish, fading smoke

  64. Drochaid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose It starts with a combination of peat smoke
    and sea air with hints of iodine through juniper, pineapple, and anise
    Cinnamon followed. Over fruity notes of blackberries,
    Cherries, blueberries and chocolate.
    Taste A strong one
    and show smoky with phenolic profile. Reminds me of one
    Premium cognac.
    Departure maritime notes with honey and minerals.

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