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Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
French Oak - VDN/Yquem
Casknumber
MBRPT2
Number of bottles
748
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 May 2014 4:48 pm by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 295,37

28 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

180 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Epione

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think they are very similar. And here I miss the blatant smoke and the PLV is completely wrong.
    • Nose
      Sweet grapes make it through the smoke first. Stronger than his partner in the nose. Something dark chocolate comes through.
    • Taste
      Stronger in the beginning, something sharp comes with. After that, very sweet. Again white wine comes through. At the back the oak barrels seasoning.
    • Finish
      Longer than the Meleanger.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. SteveW110 scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, in this case, I have to speak a devastating judgment:

    In the nose you have an interesting fruity smokiness and a slight sweetness also resonates.
    The taste then the naked disappointment. Just like with his brother, the "bums" are simply missing here. Whether it's the lean barrels or just the "low" alcohol content, I'll leave it to you. Except for a short smoke and a metallic note, I would never have bet on an Octomore.

    You can really save this Octomore now. I know all the others, but that's not even B-Laddie worthy of the Spirit ... too bad *

    I just have to smile about the price (it almost seems to me that some bottlers are following the motto: "The more expensive, the less drunk, then you can fill up" crap ", nobody notices".
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good Octomore, greedy, finer than the previous ones, which still lacks a little complexity to go further. On the other hand the price (225 €) is abused.
    • Nose
      very peaty, but like the others Octomore not necessarily more than some Laphroaig or Ardbeg, first on lemon, vanilla, even a brioche side and then the Sauternes is more and more evident with the opening, peach, apricot, honey.
    • Taste
      very thick texture, honeyed, quite sweet, the 50% do not feel, a little sugar and vanilla, the yellow fruits are present but less than the nose, it is especially the texture and the honey which recall a VDN or a Sauternes. More finesse than in the old Octomore. The peat is a little less present than the nose, the salt arrives especially at the end of the mouth.
    • Finish
      medium length, more on lemon and salt, less yellow fruit.

  5. duerer79 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Quite delicious but the Cairdes 2014 before had more humming. PLV: Mies. Nose: sweet smoke Taste: Youth tastes metallic. Smoke and sweet again. Finish: short sharpness then only slightly smoke.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. mattlikescrunk scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Too weak for an Octomore. Here one would rather have bottled in cask strength, instead of watering down. PLV does not fit here at all. Better to grab the original.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Cube13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It seems that the stregth will be raised to 50%

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