Octomore Futures I

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mor 80.5ppm
Stated Age
05 years old
Bourbon Cask / Buffalo Trace
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Nov 2008 4:41 pm

Average value

€ 364,64

22 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

388 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Futures I

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.13 points

  1. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice Malt, but I had better Octomore.
    • Nose
      First, a peat smoke strikes. Then come along with citrus fruits maritime, salty notes, but also a certain Pfeffrigkeit. I also smell carnations.
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, citrus fruits and maritime notes are confirmed.
    • Finish
      The spicy taste of cloves stays in the neck for a long time with a nice pepperiness. Likewise the smoke.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A good starter to an Octomore tasting, but this is its only use. Comrades Futures II, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 and 2002 10yo are in a much different league.

    Still a good standard peaty whisky, but not at todays prices.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. helmutgw scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: gets rounder, but nothing new
    30.10.2017 72
    • Nose
      closed, a little smoke
    • Taste
      Salmiak, sweet, phenol and sharpness are coming
    • Finish
      medium, phenol and sharpness in the foreground

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    # Blind tasting
    Reminiscent of the Laphroaig 10y CS, but wilder and immature. I would not have thought blind to an Octomore.
    • Nose
      Violent peat smoke, juniper, liquorice, a subtle sweetness, something medical. The nose screams Laphroaig.
    • Taste
      Very strong, but pure edible, a nice sweetness, slightly vanilla, but also a lot of peat smoke, licorice, herbaceous, spicy.
    • Finish
      long peat smoke, medicinal, juniper, slightly herbaceous, but rather less oak, but much dry smoke.

  5. Oranje81 did not rate this whisky Member Junior


  6. getz scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The very first Octomore bottling produced for public sale by Jim McEwan which at the time was the most heavily peated Whisky in the world at 80.5 PPM. This is now a very collectable bottle which we rarely come across and it essential if your trying to obtain a complete Octomore set

  7. Malt Hans scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Smoky and fruity aroma, pear, green apple, vanilla and malt. Vanilla sweet taste, smoke, malt, lime, pepper and orange juice. Long, smoky, spicy and malty end.

  8. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  9. The Macallan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasted this as a `work in progress` that was in 2003 in Limburg during a Murray McDavid dinner. The legendary Jim McEwan was our host for that evening and, the very lsat sample was an octomore at 6 months old at 80.5 ppm. I have to say that, that particular sample was a little bit to much of everything. It can ruin the wonderfull aftertaste of a 1970 Bruichladdich, so becarefull with these smokey high phenol malt whiskies.

  10. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Octomore = peatmonster, and I like peatmonsters alot, so I like this whisky..
    • Nose
      It's just smoke here, and lots of it.. But you can feel that this is a young whisky, no deep flavors here..
    • Taste
      A lot of peat, seaweed etc. So young, so wild, so drinkable..
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, peaty and a little bitter.


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