Octomore Edition 06.3 / 258

Overall rating
89.24/100
votes
690
Whiskybase ID
WB45178
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley - Lorgba Field, Octomore Farm
Vintage
2009
Bottled
01.10.2014
Stated Age
05 years old
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
64.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
14/297
Barcode
5055807402811
Added on
04 oct 2013 10:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 703.80

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 06.3 / 258

93 users have left 103 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.24 points.

  1. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Better not to listen to the average reviews - this whisky is highly complex!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. DannyDram scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Phenolic, greasy, citrusy, forest floor, spicy, oak, white pepper, ginger, cedar, pipe tobacco, roasted hazelnuts, peanuts. Creamy, oily, vanilla sweetness, powerful attack, strong body, warming, spicy. Better balance with some water.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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

    It's so fruity sweet that the peat and smoke stays in the background - good for dessert
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla, honeycomb, candyfloss, cake dough, sweet pipe tobacco, icing sugar, toffee, cooked pear with caramel topping, custard cream, some peat and smoke - not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, fruity, sweet, peat and smoke, cooked pear, caramel sauce, belle helene, vanilla, burned sugar, smoked oysters - pretty good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, sweet, fruity, some peat and smoke

  4. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The taste stayed behind after the nose and the finish was way better than the taste. Lovely dram I got from a friend.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. gooos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Pelle_Wollitz scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Incredible, best octomore I've drunk now!

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The pine forest on a September evening. It's a little chilly, that's why we smell iodine. Eucalyptus leaf split in half. And now it's the tide, the kelp, the foam. Some algae. Coarse salt. Dense earth, thick roots, it's chalky, slightly muddy. A touch of ether and camphor. Then it softens. Resin, fresh bark, barely torn from the trunk. Dried fruits, figs, grapes, bananas. With the addition of water, the fruits are slightly more intense, but so is the ether. Smashed yellow plums, slightly fermented. Bandages, disinfectant. At the end it becomes grassy. Fresh chicory. On the palate, still very woody, thorny, spicy, pepper on the tip of the tongue, a drizzle of vanilla and gravel, pine cone, hazelnut. Final from which I find it difficult to recover, which carries you away like a ground swell, very violent, with tarte tatin sprinkled with vanilla in retro-olfaction. Green chili, braised peppers. Mirabelle plums. Clove.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. etwa77 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    simply breath-taking.. literally and metaphorically.. awe-inspiring in the most humbling way.. almost a religious experience, words fail me..

    so here i am, on a wednesday evening, going into this half-wittingly, looking for a nice ending of the day and... after the first sip, getting shot-through into whisky enlightenment.. OMFG!

    heavy, summer rain of peat and fruits and dark sugars and minty herbs.. and i can’t believe i’m saying this at 64 abv, but water is absolutely not needed!

  10. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious octomore with actually not that strong smoke.
    Nice and sweet with spicy notes, salty - but also mineral
    a little alcoholic.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. d1scostu scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  12. SAND scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    (TASTED BLIND)
    NOSE: Smoked bacon, maple syrup, hay, farmyard, oily and buttery, also orchard fruits (90p)
    TASTE: Sweet, strong, intense, a lot of sweet peat, sugary and even some yellow fruit salad. (91p)
    FINISH: Sweet, a little white and black pepper, ginger. Medium short finish. (88p)
    OVERALL: Sooty, ashy, sweet, intense if not very complex. A lovely uber-peated malt driven whisky. Total score 90 points.

  13. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Cyril31 scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke with herbal. Smoked fish but more on the plastic smell.
    • Taste
      SMOKE SMOKE SMOKE. But with this strange taste of rotten fish.
    • Finish
      light smoke

  15. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  16. Malthead19 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    - a phenomenal octomore
    - picked me up in terms of taste, very good combination of sweetness, strength, volume and smoke,
    - You can hardly feel the very strong%, it is stronger and has a lot of volume, but the over 60% don't bother you at all
    - Special feature: the very creamy body

    odor

    buttery, sweet, toffee, fudge, but also fruity => directional pickled fruit (rum pot), you don't notice the 64%, yes it smells a little stronger but not pungent or very strong

    taste

    direct tingling on the lips but not at all burning or very alcoholic as expected, sweet, toffee, fudge, vanilla, very creamy, strong smoke development in the mouth, the smoke is very pleasantly integrated into the sweetness, from the 258ppm you can hardly feel it a pleasantly mild smoke character; with water: character remains the same but of course a little more pleasant to drink

    Finish

    medium-long sweet, soft finish, long smoky aftertaste

  17. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2020] It is quite a long time ago I had my last peat monster so I decided to try this Octomore (thanks VVP!)...

    ...and still these extremely spiked drams do not really please my taste buds. It is an interesting experience to have one from time to time but I doubt I will ever buy a bottle. One for the extreme-peat-heads out there, only.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers the trademark peaty-wooden profile of all Octomore. Completely unbalanced with the malt aromas hardly to identify under the wall of the two dominating flavours. But this is what this dram is designed for, and it works obviously. Either you like such spiked profiles or not - I rather prefer balanced drams.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is barley sugary sweet with massive peaty and firm wooden flavours. The malt itself shows a rather immature profile but this is covered by the peat and wood, luckily. After some chewing the flavours integrate better but still it stays an underaged dram with too many muscles (imagine a boy child with a bodybuilder's physique) which is a little bit obscene.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The initial mouthfeel is hot but turns quickly into a satisfying warming and coating effect without distracting moments. A pretty good arrival, no doubt. The finish is long and adds more barley sugary notes which are welcomed to soothe the bitter peaty and wooden flavours. Water releases chalky-mineral-ashy aromas in the nose and smoothes the taste, somewhat. I like it best when reduced to about 48% abv.

  18. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For me, this is the best Octomore ever (May 2020).
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. hugoduch scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      99 99

  21. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Each time I re-try this one I initially think I'm gonna rate it lower than I first did "when I was young and enthusiastic" (back in ~2014 when I opened the bottle). Each time I fail to rate it lower.

    This thing is just eternal. It's been in a nearly empty bottle for litteraly years now, and yet it hasn't lost an ounce of its grit. It's even more powerful than upon opening, I'd wager. And it is amazing whisky. A real show-stopper. Probably one of the best Octomores ever bottled.
    • Nose
      From nose to finish this things makes everything around it freeze in space and time, and just overwhelms you in an avalanche of ashes, iodine, blood orange, manure, paprika, rosemary, lavender, driftwood, ... I could go on and on. The ashiness in particular is just spectacular, a benchmark on this field. Such power and yet such balance and complexity. At 5yo. Yep, Octomore - at least this one - is much more than a gimmick.

  23. Glenjasper scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The harsh dirty smoke, as you know it from other Octomore bottlings, you look in vain. A sweet honey note with vanilla, reminiscent of an ice wine or good mead, dominate the smoky but very, without being able to completely suppress it.

    What remains is a tasty whisky, which is not too sophisticated and sometimes reminds of one of those lovely top-fermented beers that you always want to drink.

    Dangerous. Very dangerous.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A bit of an epiphany for me since I’m not really an octomore fan. Really good. Best Octomore I’ve had. The creamy, buttery mouthfeel at 5 years and 64% is quite shocking actually. I can’t think of anything quite like it. I would consider going higher for a score, but need to spend more time with it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Brown butter, tar, hot, asphalt, bold.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, lemon peat, creamy, great mouthfeel, salty, sea spray, nori.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Brown butter, oily, really rich, salty and sweet, lemon icing, tarry.long and satisfying

  25. Torgeir4 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

  26. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    High quality. But a lot of smoke, high alcohol strength and good barrel selection can not completely hide a "too short" maturity phase ... that might be outstanding after 10 or 15 years!
    • Nose
      89 89
      intense nose: smoke, citrus, salt, caramel, toffee;
    • Taste
      89 89
      a sweet, very powerful onset, lots of smoke (well integrated), citrus, grapefruit, herbs, salty, oily, creamy, ashen, toffee, honey;
    • Finish
      91 91
      medium length and tingling sweetness; in the aftermath salty, smoky;

  27. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Well, what can I say... I expected lot of peat, and of course there is, but surprisingly lot's of friendly notes as well, flowers, citrus, honey. And remarkable, this clear cheese taste. Haven't tasted that very often in a whisky...
    A pleasure to drink, that's for sure.
    • Nose
      Expecting heavy peat, the first thing to discover is... Flowers?! Grassy, citrus, lime... Oh well, and yes, some very subtle peat now, and smoke, ash. Then some sweet arrives, honey. And some earthy tones.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke now, ash, very intense. Warming, honey, and really some cheese now, Chipito's! Creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Sweet smoke, honey, long finish of sweet smoke and ash, again the cheese, Chipito's again. Very intense still, some wood as well.

  28. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Lorion scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Terrific! Rarely had a whisky that is so intense and smooth at the same time. I'm blown away. Taken by surprise. In ecstasy. 93 fantastic points.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Heavy smoke. Phenolic and intense. Cold. Pungent. Burnt ash. First it stays like that for a moment. Then a great honey sweetness creeps in. Sweet biscuits with burnt ground. Sweet vanilla. Some mild citrus is in the background. Herbs are still there, which I can not quite grasp. And now, in fact, comes some spicy processed cheese, as Laddie has so often with me. The smoke is going back.

      Water: Grapefruit is now visible. The overall impression remains. The seasoning is more discreet.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Sweet first. Then the smoke moves to it. The alcohol is very well integrated. Tingling and extremely voluminous. I seldom had that. Sweet and spicy, the entire mouth is filled. Cookie dough. Honey. Processed cheese here too. After swallowing, more of the mail goes off. Everything sticks in the mouth. Creamy. Sweet.

      Water: Not quite as strong at start, almost soft. The smoke gets a bit stronger and gets a bit ashy.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The smoke remains long and sweet in the mouth and throat. A honey-like film remains in the cheeks.

  30. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Guess what on the nose in the first place? Peat! But with a lot of wealth as well, like from an older whisky. Subtle fruity notes, grilled meats, typical Bruichladdich cereals, hints of lemon. On the palate, explosive (you surprise me 64%!), But also sweet, spicy, peat-ball. Liquoreux elsewhere. A few drops of water (OK, a little more than a few drops) reveal plum. Enthusiasm 4/5

  31. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another kotomor, this time, it seemed to me, with finish, whether in sherry or in wine barrels, but atomic 258 ppm leave little chance to understand and enjoy the components different from peat / smoke (and they are there), or it is hard isolate, or catch their occasional bursts from the background, in general, the pursuit of numbers, as an end in itself, does not lead to good.
    • Nose
      Open, saturated, scorched wood, old leather goods, machine oil, ash, dry peat, syrupy sweetness, lemon peel, dried fruits - raisins, dried apricots, prunes; phenolic ingredients suppress other aromas displacing them into the background, forcing them to seek out and isolate in a sea of ​​smoke / peat.
    • Taste
      Smoky peat, saturated with sweet and dried fruits, strong peppery wave, creamy notes, ash.
    • Finish
      Peat, spicy, ginger, sweet orange, long-lasting and warming, creamy notes, oil cream.

  32. DrBardamu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  33. helmutgw scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: especially the nose gets better.
    04.04.2018 81
    • Nose
      little alcohol, sweet, honey-like - spicy
    • Taste
      spicy - sweet - spicy, no details
    • Finish
      long, sweet, spicy

  34. Pollenflug scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Extremely sweet smoke mixes at the beginning with intense malt aromas, slightly grassy earthy notes and many bright fruits. Only two short questions remain: Where is the enormously strong alcohol of 64 (!)%? Where are the brutal-looking 258ppm smoke content? Unbelievable how elegant the nose of the Octomores can hide the extraordinary frame data. Plenty of vanilla, caramel, freshly cut apples, lemon juice, orange peel, red grapes and subtle herbal notes gradually pour out of my glass. A touch of wood and maritime-mineral notes linger in the background.
    • Taste
      How good is the drop please pure drinkable? Very oily, almost silky soft and mouth-lining without end. Ample smoke and sweetness I perceive in the first moments, the tip of the tongue tingles to a pleasant extent. I do not add water. Campfire smoke with earthy undertones and a massive sweetness of honey, vanilla and plenty of caramel set a wonderful focus. Sweet cherries, oranges, bright tropical fruits, salt, various herbs, a little chocolate and delicate woody notes complete the multi-faceted aroma festival. Hard to believe how (relatively) mild and harmonious this drop sticks to the palate. Wonderful!
    • Finish
      Extremely long, sweet and spicy and strong smoke. The sweet smoke is now showing its most intense side. The sweet fruit notes with vanilla and caramel gradually turn into heavier notes. Salty chocolate, many herbs, mineral hints, subtle oak wood and beautiful smoke (cold ashes) provide a brilliantly rounded end.

  35. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Chris P. Bacon scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  37. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Usually a HQ Octomore, the 258 ppm phenol doesn't pass. It's all right at 5 years old.
    • Nose
      Salted minerals, grass, smoked ham, citruses, honey, BBQ and burnt gum.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Big dose of peat and spices. Pineapple, lemon peel, herbals and camphor.
    • Finish
      Long, citrusy, spicy, smoky.

  38. Dyno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    this one is a bit special. a difficult animal. rather pricy but oh so good if you treat it right. i've been nursing the bottle for almost a year and it's been going from a little dissappointing to stunning. Now the bottle is half way and i'm afraid to drink it too much!

    rubbery fruitbomb anyone?
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  39. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  40. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    so good yet so expensive, one of the best octomores i’ve had the privilege of trying
    • Nose
      mineral-y, sweet cheese, field of golden grain, rich butter/cream, aromatic grass, ham oil, smoke, brine, hints of citrus
    • Taste
      rich grains, spicy, really sweet grains, peat kick, butter, cheese, cream, pie crust, spices, aromatic herbs, beautiful floral smoke, hints of citrus
    • Finish
      long, grass, cream, herbs, bacon, butter, ash, caramel, light lemon sour, smoke, mineral-y smoke at the back with metallic notes, peat, fresh grass, cream and citrus

  41. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    This is my second bottle and just like the first one two years ago, fantastic!

    The noise is light peat with soft fruit and sweetness. Not overly complex not a lot of depth, just nice.

    The palate on the other hand is awesome! Sweet thick cooked smoked pineapple, with raisins, marmalade and smoked vanilla that lingers with a bit of soot. 

    The palate is not overly complex, but WOW what a whisky! And at only 5 years old Very rich and rewarding. Almost no burn. No water needed.

    If you like high impact from your dram, this one will do the trick. Well worth the price. In fact, it's a very high value scotch.

    Note: this puppy needs oxidation; it's a 88 right out of the bottle but develops beautifully after 4-6 weeks of sitting. The wait is well worth it.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  42. oBi-eend scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Top whisky. Heavy peat, but in a good combination. If still at a reasonable price very worthwhile.

  43. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Ashes, smoke, phenols and fruits.
      With water the peat is more present and the chocolate
    • Taste
      Alcohol is powerful and gives way to liquorice, vanilla, spices, chocolate and peat
    • Finish
      the finish is long, peaty and herbaceous, we still have liquorice and a hint of mint.

  44. edhunter15 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Bor, what a board ... what an intense taste experience. For me, this Octomore offers exactly what I imagine as a powerful young ex-bourbon smoker: an intense dose of sweet cereal, voluminous light fruit notes, vanilla, an interesting smoke and a certain character. At 258ppm he does not mutate into a one-dimensional smoke monster, but shows a very complex spectrum of flavors with enormous power and intensity.
    • Nose
      Contrary to what you might expect, you will not be struck by a strong smoky note at the beginning, but you will see an intense warm sweet malty and dry rye meal, followed by aromas reminiscent of an autumnal wet deciduous soil with beechnuts and acorns. There are also slightly musty wild aromas (wild forest enclosure). Then there is also a sweet earthy smoke, but rather subordinate to the other flavors. After a few minutes, the sweetness increases a bit and warm notes of steamed noodles with vanilla sauce, hot chestnuts, gingerbread and spicy forest honey come along. Also fruity aromas (fruity sweet white wine, pears) and tasty sweet wheat beer are now coming. In the background I also take some cedar wood and flavors like in an old dusty vintage car with leather seats and wood dashboard. After the first sip, the smoke is barely perceptible. There are now noticeable spicy vanilla, light chocolate, candied apricots and a strong note of mate.
    • Taste
      The onset is very powerful and voluminous, without the high alcohol content is sharp or numbing (rather a creamy mouthfeel). It shows sweet intense forest honey, earthy woody smoke, tasty sweet beer and wholemeal rye bread with lots of apricot jam.
    • Finish
      Here, too, sweet apricot jam, wholegrain bread that is sweet after a long chewing and gingerbread with an orange pulp dominate. At the end, there is some oak, aromatic cereal notes and a subtle earthy smoke. -> Long and intense

  45. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The first time I had this dram in my glass it was "just" a 88 but it is interesting to get the different facets and time is something very important for this dram. Very special as so smoke heavy but still very sweet. Nice one, no doubt!
    • Nose
      sweet honey smoke with a bit of malt and after a while a decent barbecue sauce flavor.

      Very complex and funny as you always try to put your nose through this peat curtain to find out what's behind.
    • Taste
      not so much to describe as I have mainly smoke and sweetness which can be malt or honey. But this up and down in the mouth which is like a little fight between the extrema is very enjoyable.
    • Finish
      very long and nice finish which remains for several seconds.

  46. dram_on scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Color: pure 24K gold, I think I can see my reflectionLegs: damn fine, slow coming down, it's like looking at the legs of a modelNose: sweet yet “heavy” honey, slightly burnt rubber tires, brine, citrus, dry dirt, pennies, almondsPalate: massive heat punch, medium oily, a hint of lemon and honey, crazy smoke, mineral-y, caramelFinish: fairly long, lemony, still has warm after-taste after downing, medicinal note kicks in, ash trayUpdated comment: I'm on my second bottle and it has really grown on me, the entire experience is just so much better albeit it doesn't quite make it to a 90, increased from an original 88 to an 89
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  47. Wilco scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  48. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  49. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is better with water, but overall if you like peat, this is one you have to try.

    I thought the mouthfeel with water was just right an you would not guess it was 64%.

    More refined than I was expecting
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  50. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    With water:-

    No change on the nose but the palate is much creamier and much better, lovely with a little water.n acquired taste but I liked this one. 
    • Nose
      Lie putting your face in a rock pool full of seaweed, brine and burning wood smoke. Notes of smoked ham and cheese,
    • Taste
      Thick creamy peat, like a very chewy syrup but there is some bitterness at first. I get some stem ginger, dark orange liqueur and pastry.Some fruit notes emerge with a little pecan pie and right at the end some cheese notes like an Ardbeg.
    • Finish
      Long and chewy

  51. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    ... and over time he is getting better and better. Take everything I've written and mix it up.
    • Nose
      First this unmistakable, slightly slinky but extremely sweet-looking smoke, including very malty and unmistakable Laddie smoke, I think all the time of flowering barley, the fruits come as gooseberries, which is sure because of the smoke, then a mixture of citrus fruit and car tires In time, her burned out charcoal comes along
    • Taste
      A lot of pressure due to the smoke, but the malty sweetness is good against it, I think oak felt, but I'm not sure because of the dominant smoke, quite creamy and of course peppery
    • Finish
      Beautiful sweet and smoky Departure with a lot of pressure and a slight oak bitterness, which together with the smoke takes the sweetness long in the mouth

  52. Arquebus scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    05 04 15 bottling, bought at distillery in October 2015 (c. £150 a bottle) - largely because of the collectability factor and it being the most highly peated Malt ever. It was also reported to be one of the staff favourites. Opened May 2017. Islay Barley from single local farm. The 'Octomore of Octomores' - Peated to 258ppm - The highest peated malt ever - although 258ppm does not necessarily translate through the distillation process into the finished whisky. Ardbeg / Laphroaig think 40-50 ppm for a comparison. There's a lot to unpack and process with this malt. It's expensive for a 5yr old malt - marketing hype? It's 64% so not short changed on alcohol.If you're not into peated malts look/start elsewhere. However, this has local barley provenance ('terroir' - n'est ce pas?), they've put the age statement on the bottle – so nothing to hide. This whisky has had some great reviews - so no 'blind tasting here'... and my expectations are running high ... Initial notes - two or three tastings combined - bottle open a couple of weeks.Colour: bright gold.Nose: to die for...shy at first - but there’s hints and suggestions of all sorts – almost nutty, almost coffee, then a big swell of uber intense sweetness – farmyard notes (see review of the Bruichladdich Renaissance – v similar) moving towards dried apricots as it opens. At first though …like… where’s all the peat gone? The barley, malt, spirit and peat smoke work really well together- almost seamlessly - creating a poised and balanced whisky. The peat – rather than stealing the show takes a gentlemanly second place to the barley – the smoke is perhaps Ardbegian?. Later on, more earthy damp wood notes put a show on – but never taking over. Over time in the glass the vibrancy continues. Taste: big, elegant, clean as a whistle, salted barley/caramel – as noted in many of the reviews the alcohol spirit is very restrained for 64%. Finish: big, long lingering – peaty, subtle touches of iodine and medicinal notes. Long long long…Leaving aside the 'prominent Bruichladdich Malt signature which runs through I am reminded of the Ardbeg Supernova Committee release 2015 that I tried at the time of visiting Bruichladdich. It has the same enormousness. A 57% Port Askaig tried recently – also very good (and a third of the price) was clumsy next to the Octomore in my view. I’m happy so far without water. With the alcohol so high, I’ve found the temperature has a big effect on the nose. I recommend drinking this outside on a cool day with a clear head. I think keeping the temperature of the glass down may intensify the nose, by reducing the evaporation of the alcohol.Another 93pts from me

  53. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  54. martinni scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  55. Dyno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    after all the raving reviews, i've bought me one... for special occasions only though with this price... holys**t!!!
    While I am awaiting delivery i'm all warmed up by the Scotch Test dummies review, the review on whiskyfun by Serge Valentin, who'se comment on water leaves me confused for the first time... allow me to add the following video to this already impressive list  ;)

    This guy, Liquorhound, has something to say about adding water to this baby
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oGAT8POjag

    can't wait to try it myself!

  56. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      92 92

  57. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Need water ;-) Insanely complex for 5yo
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  58. Landryn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  59. spezi1988 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Octomore 5y 06.3 64%

    Nose: Direct cooling, grassy / mossy and noticeably spicy. Smoke nicely holds the scales. I feel some ethereal notes like eucalyptus and some mint.
    Palate: Bammmm ... that's how I know him. Powerful without end. Very much spiciness. Very floral with earthy and floral notes (seaweed, algae, moss). Now I still have this slightly spicy forest honey. Something bitter is still there. Maybe some green pepper?
    finish: Remains very long and the spice does not seem to want to end at all. The smoke never dominates and accompanies you to the very end.
    A blast in pure culture!
    Point 92/100

  60. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fabulous whisky. Powerful but also balanced with sweet and well-mannered peat. Great dram!
    • Nose
      Rich, buttery peat. Farmy. A hint of spice and mild sweetness. 
    • Taste
      Strong, oily arrival. Sweet and rich peat and subtle smoke. Honey, spice, buttery and farmy.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy-sweet. Rich peat and farm notes prevail with a long finish. 

  61. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Beastily good and a complexity/age ratio unmatched to date.
    • Nose
      Chesse crackers, cork and leather to begin with. Quite a beast. Maraschino cherries in a barn on fire, then tons of various citrus fruits : sweet lemon jelly, bitter grapefruit, pomelo, ... Still very farmy with red cabbage, rotten bananas and tomato concentrate (yes), but also very Islay with driftwood and green pepper. Quite complex !
    • Taste
      Very intense, evaporates on the lips. Smoked oranges and black tea, leather and drity old iron, sloe berry, huge pepper ... Very spicy indeed, with added notes of liquorice, origano and rosemary. There are many notes that hint at a very good aged gin actually.
    • Finish
      sappy and earthy, very drying upon swallowing but soon to come back on sweeter treats like ashy citrus fruits, cinnamon, brown bread, ... seems eternal. Very evolutive : 20 minutes later we're still under notes of burning hay, lavender, and gin indeed.

  62. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Verkostung: Octomore 06.3: 258ppm Islay Barley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zybHnFRBPYY

  63. tymiek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  64. Koalafant scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex but still a punch. (91/100)
    • Nose
      Strong smoky with sweet aromas of honey and vanilla. In addition an ethereal freshness with slightly grassy hints.
    • Taste
      Enormous sweetness with strong campfire smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and strong warming. Stimulates the flow of flow enormously. Pleasantly bitter towards the end.

  65. peatbogger scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    Price is my only complaint.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  66. peatbogger scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    I loved the 06.2, this is even better.

    Not your everyday dram, but what a challange to the senses.
    • Nose
      92 92
      smoke, peat, peat,peat...

      when you get through the initial boldness there are lots of sweetness and some lemon, very nicely balanced.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Without water the alcohol of course make it very peppery, then the smoke and peat so thick it feels like you have to chew it, a little salty and surprisingly also quite some bittersweet fruit.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Herbs and spices, some sweet chocolat notes before the peat take over again, it covers the mouth and stays for ages.

  67. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  68. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung.
    • Nose
      A flavor explosion in the nose. The malt comes very strong, the alcohol presses neatly, but never gets unpleasant. Biting campfire smoke. Citrus fruits. Heather honey. Caramel. Toffees. Salt. Peppermint. Despite all the power of the malt is very tasty and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Caramels. Citrus fruits. Salt. Herbs. Espresso. Wet earth. The smoke is present and plays around the other flavors. Nicely balanced.
    • Finish
      Long. Very salty at the beginning. Earthy notes. Dark chocolate and ash form a bitter and dry finish.

  69. ML89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  70. LittleAlbert scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  71. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge from Whiskyfun says :

    Octomore 5 yo ‘Islay Barley – 06.3’ (64%, OB, 2014) 258ppm, if that rings a bell. The barley comes from John Brown’s farm at Octomore, so this baby’s akin to a ‘chateau’ in Bordeaux. In a way… Colour: gold. Nose: it’s not the first time I find Octomore rather less peaty/smoky than Port Charlotte on the nose. It’s less expressive for sure, probably more mineral, and certainly a little earthier. Maybe my mind is playing tricks to me, but I’m kind of smelling whiffs of damp peat (which doesn’t smell much anyway, agreed.) Sour apples, moss, leaven (big)… With water: a cow stable! Enough said. Really, this smells like ‘at the farm’. Mouth (neat): less a feeling of ‘swallowing an ash tray’ than in earlier Octomores, but indeed this is very ashy. Those smoky ashes combine well with a sharp lemony side, creating a very clean feeling of smoked lemon-marinated dough. And then, some lovely notes of gentian. Hold on, gentian on Islay? With water: excellent. More than a stunt, really, and much more than an attention-grabber. I find this just superb and up there with the best mezcals or clairins. Finish: extremely long, with notes of caraway this time. And more smoke than from a double-corona. Comments: a distillate that has guts, if I may. Cojones. I know, I know… SGP:369 - 90 points.

  72. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Octomore 06.3 Islay Barley 5 years 258 ppm 64%
    Tasted 2015-11- ?? @ Tobi:
    N (without water) Agressive sharpness through smoke, like a fresh klostein in the pub on which one urinates, is reminiscent of the springfielder tire fire
    G (without water) fire, with full-bodied warm smoke, on departure banana
    N with water; flowery, still juicy smoke
    G bit into the campfire, dry charcoal
    84

  73. Landryn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  74. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A successful, great malt, which can do much more than just smoke and especially considering how young it is, but much more complex than many of its competitors. One of the best Octomores so far, who might be a little less sweet. But on the other hand, it profits uncannily from the interplay between the sweetness and the rather tart smoke. An exciting, demanding whisky.
    • Nose
      Very restrained smoke first, but a colorful fruit basket. Apples, pears, oranges, melons and grapes. After a while comes the smoke, but still harmoniously involved, the fruits dominate. In addition buttery malt and fairgrounds. Over time, the smoke is almost gone, only a few salty smoke notes remind you that you have the hitherto smokiest whisky ever in the glass here. Despite the 64%, the alcohol in the nose is not noticeable. After the first sip again a little smoke, now combined with a medicinal herbal note. Warms again restrained.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, honey, almost restrained mild onset, incredible how mild 64% can be. Of course, these push with the times, but it goes absolutely pure. Very oily coffee and herbal notes develop in the mouth and, of course, the smoke is now making its way to the palate.
    • Finish
      In the finish the sweetness lingers for a while before the Octomore fades away as ashy and very long. Not as smoky as expected, not even in the finish, which brings along a slightly minty feeling and a touch of liquorice.

  75. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted 06/12/2015, in a line-up with the 06.1, 06.2 and 06.3. 
    • Nose
      Nicely balanced nose between lemon/lemongrass, butterscotch sweetness and peat. 
    • Taste
      Quite a blast from the alcohol and peat. It has an almost waxy mouthfeel, and is rich with layers. Ripe banana, peatiness, herbal tones and a maritime saltiness. Very nicely balanced. 
    • Finish
      The finish keeps on going. Surprisingly fruity, but the peatiness kicks in after a while, together with continuing herbal tones. 

  76. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Deceptively non-peaty! Character wise its equally farmy=vegetal with leanings towards husky hazelnuts, caramel, chocolate, cacao and tangerine=celery.
    T: Good body, like the 6.2. The celery scrub is intact and water brings out the vegetal sweetness.
    F: Rather simplistic at this end. Celery scrub to finish 
    C: Very much like the 6.2 in flavour but like the 6.1 for its simplicity. Like the 6.2 however, theres that happy place. For those who have struggled with earlier releases, this could be the one that finally hits the spot.

    Scores a B+

  77. Thomsen72 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    An absolutely high-class, very strong and smoky whisky for connoisseurs and connoisseurs of smoky Islay whiskys
    • Nose
      significant peat smoke, some combination of sweetness and salt and alcohol.
    • Taste
      very smoky, a touch of sweet cherries, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      strong and long-lasting

  78. FC Sunderland scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      92 92

  79. hfos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  80. ML89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very unusual but I love it, a sort of peat-explosion! Maybe 64% ABV is a bit too. My friend cryed when tasted it (he is not a whisky lover... what a shame!). 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  81. Hemdl scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Hammer material, without ifs and buts. A whisky has to be old to be really good? Nonsense. Octomore can only smoke? Nonsense. Bruichladdich once again pulled out all the stops here and created a malt that ranks without batting an eyebrow at the very big of this series. Somewhere between the legendary Orpheus (2.2) and the fantastic Octomore 4.2 you have to call the Islay Barley. Delightfully sweet and seductive on the nose, powerful in the mouth and typically smoky for this series.
    If you do not know him yet, you should try him. Bottling like these are the benchmarks.
    • Nose
      Unmistakably peat smoke, that's for sure. But - and that's the great - this is not superficially available, but is superimposed by a nose that even in the excellent selection of barrels at Bruichladdich unparalleled, it does not find many serious competitors. Toffee, caramel and these sweets, which were always used by the great-grandfather. It looks creamy and creamy, the high alcohol content can not even be guessed.
      Wonderful, terrific, fantastic - that's where the superlatives come from. To present such a strong malt - wow. Of the 258 PPMs, as well as the 64 percent by volume, there is nothing to be felt. Anyone who thinks Octomore is "just smoke" should definitely try it out here.
    • Taste
      As for Bruichladdich typical oily. Here, too, initially only behave smoke and peat, instead berry sweetness with plenty of toffee. Only in the middle part it becomes stronger and unmistakably smoky. Here, the Islay Barley sets aside the velvet gloves and shows what power he can unleash. Earthy smoke with a touch of oak.
    • Finish
      In the long finish then again sweet peat smoke, which slowly - very slowly - a little darker and less sweet, long in the mouth remains.

  82. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Complex, great octomore of joy. A few drops of water take away a bit of agility (64%) at the end.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  83. Galahad scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    I think the 6.3 is the best Octomore so far

  84. Torfding scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: heavy peat smoke, night air (let's call it that, after the bedroom is aired before going to bed in the night, we often hear a kind of fresh, foul-smelling, unpleasant, quickly dissipated odor, no idea where that comes from, but I feel it reminds me), some sweetness and salt, a touch of herbs; Of course, the high alcohol content is hard to ignore

    Taste: smoky and slightly woody, sweet cherries, dark chocolate

    Finish: long and strong

    Comment: Not as extremely smoky as expected in view of the 258 ppm, but of course still a smoke bomb, but with unexpected and surprising diversity. A little bit of water softens the spicy alcohol and lengthens the finish.

  85. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

    Color: straw yellow
    Nose: Fresh aromas with peaty smoke, vanilla, lemon cream and delicate, chocolate-like liquorice aromas. Here the "dark" side is much less pronounced than on 06.1. Tiramisu, cocoa, butter, malty grain, citrus fruits (orange and pineapple) make a great combination with the strong peaty smoke.
    Taste: Sweet peat, wood, chocolate, liquorice and herbs, which are provided with a lot of salty spice. In addition, sweet honey, orange and pineapple juice, chilies and a lot of black pepper. Becoming increasingly peaty-smoky and with distinctive rum notes towards the finish.
    Finish: Super long - after the slightly alcoholic tips have been broken down, this Octomore is excellent on the palate. The taste goes almost seamlessly into the finish: chocolate, mocha, fine liquorice, cocoa, vanilla, tender wood, orange peel and very peaty, cold smoke - great!
    Note: Our best Octomore so far!
    90 points (nose: 90 / taste: 90 / finish: 91)

  86. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  87. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  88. molar3rd scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Quite sweet on entry with the laddie trademark dairy / baby vomit notes, smoky and a bit briny too with not quite ripe orange , cinnamon gum and white pepper. Very rich. Creamy even.

    Palate: whoosh. Big bold and bitter sweet. With mocha , cinnamon. Oily feel to it and very thick. Peppery. Some brine and dirty sooty peat. Some notes of smoky creme brûlée

    Finish: extra long. Spot. Ash. Burnt sugar and chilly. Double espresso. Dry oak.

    Conclusion:

    Wow. This is a nice ultra Peated beast, and perhaps the best Octomore YET. It’s fierce, but gentle and creamy but mega peaty. Can’t explain it. This is an enigma wrapped in a mystery. I love this stuff. Octomore fans, go grab a bottle of this. I know it’s very expensive. It’s 5 years old. It’s not a bargain, But… It’s exceptional.

    I compared it to the 6.2 just for fun (notes soon), and It just blew past the 6.2 It’s so much better IMHO.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/11/17/octomore-6-3-islay-barley-%e2%80%93-review/

     

  89. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly sweet and "not peaty" for 258ppm. But the cigar punch after a few seconds tells you a different story. Well corseted and herbal for a five year old whisky. Well done!

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Cooked Beef Jerky. Hay, thyme, mint, heather, a touch of smoke covered by a bunch of caramel, very well guarded. Some sweetness, grapes way in the back.
    • Taste
      Smoke! Grilled banana, herbal vegetation punch, earthy, tabaco, tar, cigar punch, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Liquorice and herbals.

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

    no complexity but an interesting smoke experience.
    • Nose
      Peat and smoked fish, shortbread biscuit and cereals
    • Taste
      oily, smoke, vaporous, almost evanescent
    • Finish
      long on the smoke

  91. talyn256 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Great depth for a five year old. Comforting, but fierce. Earthy, but sweet too. So many outdoor notes of herbal vegetation – you can nose it for hours and still find more character appearing.
    • Nose
      Savoury with cooked meats, sweet Summer hay, sea spray, thyme and lavender. Quite grassy, and nowhere near as phenolic as you’d expect for such an intensely peated malt.
    • Taste
      Very malty to start. Intense medicinal rush, calms down to reveal a little barbecued banana. Lots of deep, earthy, vegetal and herby notes among the peat. There are sweeter, raisiny, chocolatey, coffee notes in there too.
    • Finish
      Salty butter on toast, liquorice root, smoked cheese. Long – very long. Lip-smacking ages after it’s gone.

  92. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It convinces me, that is not just "and even more PPM", but a successful balanced smoker to enjoy
    • Nose
      there's a lot of smoke hidden inside, and a bunch of caramel, in the direction of Werther's real, the alcohol is well integrated, mint, surprisingly fresh, vanilla, malt, makes a very creamy impression, with the time comes coffee aromas, roasted coffee, after the first drink, here comes clearly wet tobacco
    • Taste
      wow, very much smoke, yummy, sweet, vanilla, again the roasted coffee, with the time dares to come to the caramel, even light fruit, apricot or mirabelle
    • Finish
      the fruitiness increases and is overshadowed by the creamy caramel, the smoke decreases slightly, but there is enough left, loooong

  93. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  94. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    With a little afraid, i take the first Dram 125ppm and 64v%, the first tentative sip and the surprise is perfect. A challenge of the senses, malty sweet, almost honey-sweet, strong and tongue numbing. It stays the feeling, i has been licking an ashtray, simply a horny substance.

  95. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For the very first time we are proud to release Octomore whisky distilled from 100% Islay barley and harvested in 2008 by farmer James Brown at Lorgba, a single field on his Octomore farm.

    Peated to a stratospheric 258ppm, the highest ever released in the industry, this extraordinary dram embodies its island origins and carries its phenol count with an effortless grace. High on the hill above Loch Indaal, Octomore faces the rage of Atlantic weather systems and once housed its own farm distillery, most likely producing a very heavily peated spirit from home-grown barley. In homage to its origins, this is Octomore of Octomore.

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Bruichladdich 
    • Nose
      It opens with the call of the sea, the thundering west coast waves driving a gentle mist onto the moorland and tempting the wild plants to release their unique aromas. Notes of myrtle, meadowsweet, mint and heather flowers drift across the nose. Wild thyme and red clover dance in perfect harmony with the strong uplifting peatiness of the Islay grown barley. It’s exhilarating, and seriously dramtic.
    • Taste
      When the heat of the peat fires cool there is a spontaneous detonation of soft red grapes, cherries, Russian toffee, bitter chocolate, maple syrup and mellow oak. It is a taste like no other, a whisky cut loose, unhindered, unchanged. This is sorcery.
    • Finish
      Long and strong, it warms the soul and lifts the heart. It evokes memories of those early years when the sweat of men instilled the spirit with a unique character. Join us as we look to the past, celebrating our Islay DNA while journeying into the future in a never-ending quest for the rainbow’s end.

  96. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  97. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  98. Mammon did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    It is 15000 bottle "only".

  99. Drochaid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Color: Like a sunny autumn day and bright yellow quartz. Aroma: Sea noise, salty spray, bog and wild herbs (periwinkle, meadowsweet, mint, heather, wild thyme, red clover). The fine tones are in perfect balance to the clearly peaty note. Very dramtic, but that's just the beginning ... Taste: Strong peat with rising sweet notes (red grape, cherry, Russian toffee, bitter chocolate, maple syrup) and a light woody aroma. Finish: Extremely long and extremely strong.

  100. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I just had a Octomore 06.1 right before this one and I have to say, I could not recognize 06.3 as particularly peaty on the nose in comparison.The peat smoke is on the palate but it is not really more smoky than the 06.1 or even PC10, Laphroaig, singe cask Kilchomans etc to be honest. I guess we had reached the limit of recognizing the fenols at far lower concentrations. 

    Lovely stuff if you appreciate Islay whiskies like myself, no doubt!

    (Rating inteval 84-88)
    • Nose
      Sour citrus, lemon I guess, barley is there, peat smoke but not as heavy as I expected? Cereal and some sweat oddly enough (yeah, its really sweat, not sweets). Very careful on the nose.
    • Taste
      Here comes the peat smoke, really sour with black pepper, lemon acid, lemon rind, some grape fruit and table salt. Still plenty with barley spirit indicating that is the spirit rather than the maturation we are suppose to notice. 
    • Finish
      The finish is long and sustaining like Octomores are suppose to deliver. There is also some grape fruit juice and lemon pepper. Water brings the sweetness like white sugar behind a heavy and sustaining salty peat smoke.

  101. ASWhisky scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Ochdamh-mòr
    OCTOMORE
    Islay barley

    -American oak cask maturation
    -258ppm

    the most heavily peated spirit in the world

    the highest ppm ever released in the industry and the very first from
    100% Islay grown barley- this is Octomore of Octomore

    Information are from the new brochure of Bruichladdich

  102. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The distillery has placed this bottle on their website at £150 per bottle with the promise of its release being very soon.

  103. ASWhisky scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    the alcohol is not well integrated

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