Octomore Edition 01.1

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mor 131 PPM
Stated Age
05 years old
Bourbon-Buffalo Trace
Number of bottles
63.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
07 Nov 2008 9:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 884.91

88 × in wishlist

180 × member ratings

587 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 01.1

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.98 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior


    Like all Octomore, it’s not as peaty as you’d expect. This one is very clean, with a fresh pine thing going on I really like. Quite mineral. Limestone, lemons, sap, pine needles, eucalyptus. Palate is full and flavours build into an enormous finish. I really like it, but not one I’d reach for often.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pine needles and sap, mineral - limestone, lemons, capers, brine. Hot oil (vegetable). Popcorn kernels in the hot oil. Very clean, not as intense as you’d expect.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty easy to start. Full mouthfeel, pine needles and honeyed sap. Eucalyptus. Licorice and tar builds...
    • Finish
      87 87
      Boom! Flavours were relatively subdued until the finish. Tiger balm, menthol, black licorice, spruce needles, eucalyptus, tar. Yup, nothing subtle about it. Clean and satisfying though.

  2. gerardsmike scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Part of the ‘Three Legends’ masterclass Info1 Info2 Info3, Jim McEwan tells us how its done: Blast malted barley with cold smoke. Normal peating methods use heat to create a peat thumbnail ON the grain. Cold smoking the grain however permeates right through the membrane. With Octomore, we peated it from the inside out.
    N: Celery, oven-baked beans, dark stuff
    T: Lovely, lovely. Its less fresh/green than subsequent editions, in fact it’s more of a regular honeyed maltiness.
    F: Still hot like sizzling hot coals in a sauna with water sploshed on. It goes on and on - talk about smokin' from the inside out. Behaves impeccably.
    C: Described by Jim as 'dancing with Tina Turner on speed. This is truly a sensation and very different from later editions. Its so relaxed and sure of itself, yet with the power of a raging bull.

    Scores a B+[89]

  4. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    The number one Octomore expression!

  5. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It has a relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is of moderate intensity. I have aromas of dry peat smoke, marine notes, honey sweetness and vanilla. Not very relatively complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. The alcohol is well integrated and has a relatively heavy body.

  6. Kermel scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Perfect. Dream about smoky and peaty whisky. Even though it is the most ppm whisky, it surprises with quite mild taste, a bit fruity. Not like other less ppm-ed sisters from Islay.
    • Nose
      PEat but bot over too much. Fruits and vanilla too
    • Taste
      Peat, a bit bitter but still smooth
    • Finish
      Long peaty sensation. Very nice

  7. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Less smoke in the nose, peat than expected.
    Elegant whisky with a long, sooty finish.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. ConvalRen scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: smoke, caustic, sour smoke, pine needles rubbed in the hand, tar, coals for the barbecue poured with ignition, coal dust, several times bent plastic, homemade seeds, 95 gasoline ...
    With water, the flavor does not change, it just becomes less prickly.
    Taste: smoke from spruce branches, ashes, completely overcooked seeds, tree bark, charcoal dust, burnt foliage.
    Finish: long, astringent, all the same derivatives. Sensation as if in his mouth he got ash and chewed. Everything is a little numb.
    After drinking the drum, you wait for the heat wave to cover you, but this does not happen. You wait, wait, but alas ... And when you already decided that this will not happen, the heat comes ... super!
    Bottom line: this is a biased review. I fully respect and love this series, and here everything is beyond praise. I liked it all very much. It’s as if you are grilling kebabs in the garage, but carried away by the conversation, he let the meat go and ate the coals. Super. If you are a fan of smoke, soot and coal, you are here. Unfortunately, now such a bottle is a little expensive.
    It remains to try Supernova 2010 bottling, and see who wins.


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