Overall rating
Single Malt
Rest & be Thankful Whisky Company (RBTW)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
06 years old
Number of bottles
64.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Dec 2014 3:42 pm by KP86
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 247.55

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49 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore 2007 RBTW

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.11 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    To the surprise of nobody, it’s great! It’s dripping with gorgeous rich sweetness, with plenty* of peat smoke goodness that hasn’t been buried by time or by the wine cask. Even at the ludicrous proof, it’s unbelievably drinkable neat. The things I could pick on are the relative straightforwardness as compared to other Octos, as it’s pretty honey-soaked thoughout, as well as the camphor-ish notes which I tend not to care for, though they’re really not that bad here.

    Nose: It’s peaty all right, but it’s positively dripping with honey. Like, this is the sort of stuff a down-on-himself Winnie the Pooh would drink. Fresh pear, lemon, and a good dose of black licorice. Quite medicinal peat, as well as smoked meat. Herbs, ointments, seaweed, black pepper, camphor, and turpentine. Light baking spices and chai tea. Some ripe peach and golden raisins. After another few minutes, the typical Laddie lactic funk emerges.

    Palate: Medium texture and oily. Sweet and rich on the arrival: honey, crystallized fruit, cereals. There’s the distinct taste of cooked carrot, as well as earth and dead leaves. Develops into that honey-glazed medicinal peat, malt, candied nuts, and mushrooms. Maybe a touch less funky and briny than I was expecting. Carrot cake and cinnamon buns, turning into cooked vegetables, nori, and miso.

    Finish: Medium-long and fairly sweet. HONEY! Mint, basil, lime, lemon, banana, anise, and pineapple. A bit of spice and black tea, turning to dustier, grassier green tea. Dark chocolate, earth, and black olives, along with more lactic notes. Sweet-glazed meat way in the back. A charred hot dog note emerges after a minute

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Seriously, I guess such weird combination at such young age couldn't have been much better than this. Should lack of coherency and obvious youth be no problems, I could see myself scoring this 90, just because it is a very respectable take on a dangerous exercise : intense peat + sweet wine. But well, it's young, it's kinda predictible, and its partly an internal fight at times, though it could have been much worse. So, 88 it is.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Apricot syrup, but not cloying, quite nice actually. Trademark vegetal peat afgerwards, but very much in the background : this is no peat monster at all on the nose ! Quite some alcohol and obvious youth but developing nice notes of orange blossom (as often with Sauternes), honey, orange-flavoured gingerbread. It keeps developing but staying relatively classy, not cloying (less so than Kilchoman Sauternes for example, which is more heavy on the wine, though general profiles are totally comparable). Peated Cointreau, turkish pastries (baklava, ...), wet sand. Always this vegetal peat, almost agave-like. Good, but a tad hot at times and clearly young. Predictible in its aromatic field (I remember using many of the same descriptors for Kilchoman Sauternes).
    • Taste
      88 88
      The first split second is luminous and juicy, then immediately afterwards a massive crescendo of ashy peat and biting alcohol explodes, coming back in impressive waves afterwards. Burnt papers, wet sand, massive ashy peat, and in between theses bombastic flashes, some room for rice pie, old-style macarons, orangette. This dynamic of successive peat waves is actually very fun and quite original ! Smoked honeys aplenty, light meaty touches (honey-glazed pork maybe ?).
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, coherent, on wet sand, Calisson d'Aix big time (similar to Kilchoman Sauternes again), sweet and smoky orange blossom. Sweet and ashy peat lingers.

  3. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    the intense vegetal notes overpower the peat, really strong musky nose. the surprisingly nice sea urchin roe on the taste and finish may be off putting for some, but i really like it
    • Nose
      vegetal, funky (spicy yeast), farmy (hay), salt, fresh cut grass, light butter, vanilla extract, shellfish, pepper, light peat, grassy brown sugar
    • Taste
      spicy sweet, raw oysters, shellfish umami, raw sea urchin roe (uni), young alcohol roughness, butter, grains, hints of floral, more sea urchin roe
    • Finish
      long, raw sea urchin roe, minerally, metallic, coastal, more shellfish, roasted agave/guava, sugary minerals at the back followed by sea urchin roe

  5. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Single Whiskybase shop sample.
    • Nose
      Not super peaty. More on vegetal notes, mezcal, aniseed/fennel, flor, almond, manzanilla. A little sour note comes through after some time. Smoked blue cheese?
    • Taste
      Lots of peat now. Very clean. Lemon. Olives. Brine. Walnuts. Anchovies. Not much wine influence which is good.
    • Finish
      Long. Nice salty and sweet interplay. More wine now but its sweetness is a positive.

  6. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    n: Sweet and sour, a tannins of sauternes, exotic fruity notes, pineapple, kiwi, intense sea breeze and smoke ... as time goes by it opens and sweeps ... With a little water, it opens very well ... it sweeps ... more intense but also smoother smoke, little medication, citrus, melissa, seafood herbs, a little eucalyptus .. at the same time, the salty smoked elements of the mouth appear. INCREDIBLE MYTI !! m: bam !! supremely oily and salty, psarokaseles, salted sardines, straight to the oil and fat, polyfainolouchos grapefruit juice enriched with omega-3 fatty acids from fruits ... we again grapefruit, sour Germany, kiwi With water it does not change very originally ... the sardines are the ones that appear again raw ... but the waves that follow contain more sweet notes and more balanced smoke ... a little bit of mango jam jam with a couple of three drops of limes maybe a little sweet bergamot, smoked with peat and preserved in sardine oil ... end and a few white raisins f: very far in the above notes with an invisible hand to perceive every time your tongue with little lamb of sweet sardel 92 for the nose and the uniqueness of the mouth

  7. Sandman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very complex, but sharp by ABV. Can have some water.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, lemon, toffee, apples, grapes and cotton candy
    • Taste
      Smoke, toffee, lemon, green apples, grapes, mint and fresh green lavender.
    • Finish
      Long, lemon, smoke and fruity

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Shane_IL scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The sauternes finish here is extremely well balanced. This is a very sublime dram, great stuff. 
    • Nose
      Chalk dust. Charcoal. White wine. Big fennel note. Apple concentrate. Vegetal peat. Vanilla pudding. Peppermint. Lemonade (natural not the soda kind). Chinese orange sauce, maybe with some roast duck. Ash. 
    • Taste
      Thick chewy vegetal peat. Vanilla pudding. Sweet white fruits, grapes, kiwi, guava. Dry green herbs, fennel, mint, sage. Sultanas. Flan. 
    • Finish
      Long. Peaty and fruity, smoked guava. 


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