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Octomore Discovery Quadruple Distilled

Overall rating
85.56/100
votes
89
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
18.02.2007
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
1695
Strength
69.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2014
Added on
30 May 2014 3:19 pm by Roman
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 676,79

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Discovery Quadruple Distilled

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 points

  1. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Octomore 1695 Discovery is a special bottling on the occasion of the Feis Ile 2014. On February 18, 2007, Jim McEwan produced a fourfold distilled spirit based on extremely heavily grounded malt. This distillate then matured in Oloroso Sherry Butts. After seven years, the whisky was finally diluted with some spring water from the Octomore farm to 69.5% by volume and bottled in 1,695 bottles. These bottles were on 25 May 2014 exclusively for the visitors of the distillery for sale and were sold out within a short time.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The finish is clearly the best thing about this whisky
    This Octomore has some tasty and exciting notes
    But seems very unfinished and the alcohol like cheap schnapps
    I had a flashback of mirabelle brandy pity the beautiful finish
    ranking
    1st exit, 2nd nose, 3rd mouth
    • Nose
      The old kitchen rag from Bruichladdich is this time in alcohol
      cold smoke of sweet barley smells with alcohol
      The sherry I perceive as Mon Cherie touch
      So rather not so high quality
      then comes peach and cough syrup
      car tire
    • Taste
      young whisky is in the mouth, alcohol is not well integrated,
      a lot of cough syrup
      if you only drink it over the tongue:
      Peach ... Alcohol note ...
      Smoke in the throat
      slight bitterness
      but also milk chocolate and peach / mango / espresso
      Mon Cherie and tires
      tasting said:
      Flattened Mon Cherie
      21:09:29: xxxx> If it's a rubber tire, it's after a full stop
      21:10:20: ASWhisky> yes anyway because the driver realizes he has just driven a Mon Cherie dead ...
    • Finish
      Wood & chocolate, dry
      Peach & malt sweet, moist

  3. Albaron scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    The alcohol is the biggest problem, he wins water addition clearly, but still the sharpness remains something. An unusual whisky that has taken the Oloroso barrel well. Another two years more would do him good. Too bad that one does not experience the ppm number.
    • Nose
      strong alcohol, burnt rubber, the smoke is present but very peculiar, some raisins, chocolate, tobacco

      with water:
      the alcohol barely fades, but more aroma, it opens up and the aromas are more evident. Cherries and dark chocolate go well, the burnt rubber fades and the smoke becomes 'more normal'
    • Taste
      Alcohol, but not as much as one might think at 69.5, dry smoke, some burnt gum here too, cherries, dark chocolate, some tobacco and leather

      with water:
      the alcohol softens even more and releases more aromas. The burning gum is almost gone and gives way to a dry smoke, Octomore-typical I would say.
    • Finish
      Spill-promoting, dry smoke, dark chocolate

  4. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 1259 sold empty at ebay.

  5. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    http://sebwhisky.over-blog.com/2017/05/octomore-discovery-2014.html
    • Nose
      Ce feu de bois éteint transporte une fraîcheur citronnée. Bien qu'il démontre une certaine puissance, il ne manque pas de rondeur. Confiserie tirant sur la cerise. Avec l'ouverture il se fait crémeux, pâtissier. L'influence du sherry est perceptible, elle est chocolatée. Je ne connais pas les ppm, mais finalement je le trouve plutôt sage de ce point de vue. La tourbe me semble sèche et fibreuse. 
    • Taste
      La bouche est puissante mais ne livre pas le choc prévisible des 69,5%. Un mélange de chocolat, de viande fumée, de sel. Avec l'ouverture la puissance semble se renforcer, mais les saveurs restent identiques, ajoutant un peu d'orange. La tourbe est plus poisseuse, plus portée sur de le suie.
    • Finish
      Salée, viande fumée. Bien entendu la fumée de tourbe va soutenir cette finale à bout de bras, avec cette suie épaisse.

       

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2014]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2014" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 80 points only.  My notes state a flat, aggressive and alcoholic profile that gets even more punchy and alcoholic with water added.  Guess why? 

    The quadruple distillation eliminated almost all flavour compounds in this whisky as can be seen on the difference between ingoing 169 ppm of phenols of the malted barley and a mere 5 ppm after distilation.  Get a bottle of vodka instead - it is smoother and cheaper!

    Stuff for collectors only...

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. molar3rd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Starting out quite lemony. I’m getting lots of lemon Popsicles, Like my kids love eating in summer. Then quite a bit of creamy vanilla , leather and lots of alcohol. No wonder eh? Not a lot of peat. Adding a splash of water does bring out more of it. Wood smoke and some earthy dirty peat, and a hint of bacon.

    Palate: Whoa!! Damn. This is some abv. What a mouthful. Explosive! (Sorry). Hot chilly. Lots of cured bacon. Soot. Wood smoke. Pepper and Demerara sugar. Very sooty. Dirty leather. Even hints of farm yard.

    Finish : Lemon pie. Leather. Vanilla. Bacon. very nice and creamy.

    For a dram that is close to being 70% ABV, this is surprisingly drinkable and approachable, without the need for a lot of water to tame it down. I do think a splash of the old ‘aqua’ will help it, and bring out the nice wood smoke and more of that bacon. One of the creamiest Octomores to date (if you can call it Creamy), and certainly a nice sip. Having said all that, It’s not my favourite all time Octomore. Still does not reach the heights of the Orpheus. A solid dram, in a beautiful bottle, very appealing to the peat freak no doubt.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/07/15/7-year-old-quadruple-distilled-octomore-feis-ile-2014/

     

  9. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Laga93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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