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Octomore Edition 07.2 / 208

Overall rating
87.43/100
votes
672
Whiskybase ID
WB63360
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mòr 208 PPM
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
American Oak + Rhône Syrah Wine Casks
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055807403108
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
16 jan 2015 5:55 pm by reo31
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 298.24

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 07.2 / 208

126 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points

  1. Flou scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This time I have an octomore in a glass that was allowed to mature in American oak barrels and Syrah red wine barrels ... that sounds exciting and I am very happy to be able to try this whisky. 208ppm smoke content promise very strong smoke aromas and the alcohol content of 58.5% an enormous power, which I hope can still be enjoyed pure.

    In the nose I immediately have strong smoke aromas that combine wonderfully with a fresh fruitiness. Limes and grapefruit provide a sour note, vanilla reminds of a still moist cake batter, apples, apricots and a few red berries for a more present fruitiness than I expected in advance. And this smoke ... that's exactly what I'm looking for at the Octomores! Simply delicate, strong but not overlapping everything, great class! A malty sweetness, dark chocolate and black pepper are very pleasantly integrated, a few floral notes play around the nose ... it is just fun to smell this Octomore. Alcohol is well integrated for 58.5%.

    In the mouth the whisky is expected to be strong but at the same time creamy and mouth-filling. The smoke rolls over the palate, together with the great fruitiness and the sour limes and the grapefruit with slightly bitter notes. The thought of ash arises in the mouth, the smoke settles in the entire mouth and a little pepper and salt are added. I hoped that, but unfortunately not found it with every Octomore so far ... great! The malty sweetness fits wonderfully. But back to the smoke, which gives the mouth a little dryness on the second sip. Tannins are noticeable, on the third sip you can also feel a hint of burnt rubber and hints of licorice and licorice.

    The finish is long ... the smoke stays in your mouth and doesn't want to leave. Pepper and some ginger are surrounded by smoke, the fruity notes are still discreetly noticeable, but the spiciness and the smoky notes are the bosses in the ring! Leather, rubber, some salt and licorice also stay in the mouth for a very long time, the dark chocolate when smelled has turned into chewed coffee beans in the mouth.

    Finally an Octomore, which I really like. The interplay of strong smoke and fresh fruitiness is well done. The acidic notes are a bit too present for me and I would have liked a little more dark fruit. The smoke is a little too dry in the mouth, but it's still a really good whisky.

    I get good 89/100 points.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, what a thing. This Octomore is surprisingly soft and fruity compared to the Octomore 06.1 / 167. Of course, extremely malted peat, but this fruity freshness makes this Octomore something special. I like it!
    • Nose
      Fine malty peat pours out of the glass. An amazing freshness and fruit is clearly noticeable. A fine smoky note fights against the peat and loses significantly. Again, this light fruit. This fruit is just here, then again only sweet malty peat.
    • Taste
      Immediately a smoky smoky peat hits me. Short comes some fruit to light before the high alcohol content stuns the palate. After adding a little water, the second sip develops a wonderfully peaty aroma. A subtle smoke is above the peat. An amazing fruitiness fights through the peat and turns the peat into an incredibly soft peat aroma.
    • Finish
      How can it be otherwise, first only this fruity peat. Slowly, some smoke is added. The finish is surprisingly short and fresh. Actually, the finish is already long, with the fruity freshness of the peat of the departure relatively quickly neutralized.

  3. WhiskyNutcase scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    What a dram. This is arguably the best Octomore that I've tasted (so far);
    • Nose
      Wonderfully light, not pungent at all - amazingly this 208ppm whisky doesn't hit you in the face with peat at all. Fresh, fruity, then smoke.
    • Taste
      From the get go, it's clear that this 5 year old is holding up quite well to the peat. The peat is soft, adding a layer to a great and fruity whisky. If only this whisky had a little more age to it...
    • Finish
      Long and lingering. It stays with you a long time, going from fresh fruits to candycane, honey, vanilla and caramel and fading in smoke. 

  4. Astrid scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Another one of the young wild ones. But 208ppm sells. For the full review, go here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/04/octomore-hoch-drei/
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. paulusgaming scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    This is my favorite octomore, and probably my favorite drink in general. The price was reasonable and it really is the only whisky so far that I've had that is perfect for my palate. Nothing bad to be said. Even at Octomore prices I'd recommend any peat head to at least try it.
    • Nose
      98 98
      Deer with cranberry sauce, burning cardboard covered in gasoline, gorgonzola, still water covered in cyanobacteria in a heat wave (but in a good way somehow).
    • Taste
      96 96
      Very punchy! Oily, meaty with a bit of a sweet & sour edge to it to counter the immense peat. Lots of Octomore funk, some salt. Dry red wine.
    • Finish
      94 94
      super long, smoky, big, slightly earthy and slightly sweet but mostly in support of the warm smoke.

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Loads of earthy peat with lots of smoke (which actually comes across in a surprisingly mild way), slightly ashy, sea salt, piccalilly, mustard, pepper, butter, vanilla, oranges, lemons, peaches, wood shavings.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salty, earthy, pu-erh tea, oily, vanilla, sweet and sour lemon, liquorice, chili peppers, mustard, black pepper and some ashy bitterness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very long: fading citrus notes, liquorice, chili peppers and charcoal.

  7. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Full smoke (was clear), then red berries. Apricot, cherries and cinnamon with some earth Taste: Oily, sweet, fruity (cherry and grapes) and fully smoky. Typical Octomore !!! Finish: Smoky with red fruits. Vanilla and oak Conclusion: Horny part for the Top Price 2018 !! For me now the best Octomore (have tried the 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 8.1 and 8.2 until now)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. M@lt M@n scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A complex, smoky whisky with a long finish. Can easily tolerate a few drops of water. You do not notice his young age at all.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Big peat, but not so much that finally with an immediate sweetness too. There is red fruit here, as well as malt. Super frank attack on the palate, very spicy, very intense. Very long on peat and cold ashes.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  11. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Well: I seem to get along better with smoky exBC Laphis etc.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Burnt red gummy bear.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Bitingly smoky, oily, slightly peppery.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The red wine fruits are rather bitter and sour.

  12. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Octomore peat and smoke, red fruit felt by the influence of wine cask, miscellaneous spice, rich and luxurious peat

  13. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Concentrated flower and honey with ginger, nice one
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This bottle give me picture of some ardbeg tasted before, nice but not yet a great one.

    Peanut, ashy, malt etc
    Slight spicy and warm.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Holzwurm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  17. ailean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Simon Stood scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    22-23-22-22

  19. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: intense gold (undyed)

    - a very good, extremely smoky and at the same time fruity one
    whisky
    - surprisingly drinkable without water, with water
    it opens even more and gives more smoke aromas
    free, (for me personally it tastes better on its own, despite the
    58.5% it is "relatively" mild, sweet and damn oily)
    - the fruity impressions from the wine barrel are tasty
    you also get out positively, but the fruit note is
    due to the great smoke relatively subtle in the
    background
    - but does not come close to the 9.2
    - For formerly about 120 € still at a "relatively" good price
    to have, currently too expensive to DRINK ... the rest
    everyone has to evaluate for himself
    • Nose
      very strong, intense smoky note, very well integrated in fruit and sweetness, dark berries
    • Taste
      for the 58.5% a surprisingly soft, voluminous approach, insane smoke development on the palate, smoke with a fruity noter lingers on the tongue and on the back of the palate for a long time, in the background berries, dark fruits, grapes
    • Finish
      medium-long, soft finish;
      very long, strong smoky aftertaste

  20. Tordeaux scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  21. martinseco scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    My 7.2 was absolutely delicious. Lots of peat smoke, as expected, fruity and vinous, very, very oily, somewhat sweet. My bottle had no wrong notes, nor did I taste sulfur. And a finish for the ages!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  22. Furosin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoke, sweet, fruity, caramel, citrus fruits, honey, grapes, apricot
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily-creamy, smoke, grapefruit (slightly bitter), caramel, light acidity, spicy, salty, wood
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium length, smoke, chocolate, dry, slightly bitter

  23. pecathor scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Just wow! One of the best Octomores for me! The combination of powerful flavor, peat smoke and fruitiness is just amazing! I got a bottle as a present from my brother and it disappeared very quickly! Since then I had to get a replacement bottle as long as it's for a reasonable price.. Can't wait to open it already!
    • Nose
      92 92
      A slap of peat smoke combined with beautiful fruity spirit! Smoked bacon, ripe citrus, red berries, sweet vanilla, medicinal/herby notes, pepper, alcohol is very well integrated!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very powerful punch on the first sip... Smoked meat, red fruit (raspberries, strawberries), malt sweetness, vanilla, dark chocolate, more meat, more peat, spicy
    • Finish
      91 91
      very long, very dry, very smoky, fruity, bitter, and peppery notes.. this is the kind of finish which you still know about the next morning:)

  24. the_muskox scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is the first time I’ve ever felt like an Octomore could have used the slightest bit more time in the cask. It’s still delicious, but maybe not quite as hugely complex and integrated as some of the others. It hasn’t gone full-on winey like the 8.2 did, and I think I like the 8.2 better for it. It’s got plenty of really nice qualities though. Like the other Octos I’ve tried, it’s got serious staying power: thick oily texture and a long finish. I love the blueberry, floral, and buttery flavours. It’s like drinking a smoky scone. It’s probably my least favourite Octomore by a very small margin, but that’s not really fair to this whisky. It’s an Octomore for a garden party!

    Nose: Layered sweetness. Milk chocolate, caramel chews, barley sugar, browned butter, vanilla, and pastries. Cherry, peach, blueberry, and macerated strawberries and raspberries. Cinnamon spice and yeasty funk. Barbeque sauce. Light floral smoke, with lavender. Probably the lightest smoke I’ve come across on the nose of an Octomore. Lemon-frosting-covered cranberry scones?

    Palate: Oily texture. Seaweed, vanilla, and malt up front, followed by mineral and peaty flavours. Smoked cheese, bacon fat, smoked meat, cooked vegetables, mineral water, and bread crust. Dried cranberries in the middle. Medicinal on the back end, along with fragrant oak. Brown sugar and white chocolate. A little bit of fennel.
    A dribble of water smooths everything out and adds a strong floral note in the middle, as well as shortbread and grape must.

    Finish: Sweet and floral. Golden syrup, vanilla crème, barley sugar, butter, and chocolate. Fresh flowers, lavender, pomegranate and lots of blueberries. Balsamic vinegar, black pepper, salt, and charcoal. Crystallized ginger, grapefruit, and orange peel. Dill?

  25. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  26. BenjaminDann scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  27. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Octomore 08.2 167PPM 8y VS Octomore 07.2 206PPM 5y

    firstly it has tobe said, that both drams are outstanding and, from a peat lover point of view, great expressions which have to be tried. although the 8.2 has lower ppm, you dont really feel that, even when comparing them side to side.

    the 8.2 is much more on the sweet and rich side, whereas the 7.2 is a bit fresher and more crisp. if the tastes had a color, the 8.2 would be orange, while the 7.2 would be a green fading into white wine colors. the 8.2 is the older one and this you get - also the wine influence seems stronger on this one. the 7.2 is a bit purer and edgier. still, both terrific drams. highly recommended!
    • Nose
      the peat is very gentle on the nose. very fresh nose with grapes and grassy notes. not as complex as the 8.2 but still very decent. crisp fruit with oats. white raisins with quince. also some tropical fruits coming through.
    • Taste
      beautiful oily texture. now the peat gives you a wake up call. cold ashes combined with winey sweetness. light fruits. also here you find the bruichladdich distillate to bring in the elegance into the dram.
    • Finish
      longlasting and fresh - loaded with cold ashes. very decent dram.

  28. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting comments with 20 participants, score is average of participants
    Nose: peat, fruit, magical, meringue
    a bit tingly in the nose
    moist, heavily peated barley
    slightly pleasant smoke despite 208 ppm raisins and orange peel
    fresh, light fruit notes paired with a fine note of peat. SUPER> !!!!!
    long finish and texture on the tongue
    With water in the nose: kumquat cream
    Smoke becomes a little more intense, but the sweet note also prevails
    Delicate, sweet wine note with water
    92 points
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    87 points
    91 points

  29. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  30. thebonewolf scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is strong, really weird, and really good. Wine cask expressions continue to score highly for me.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Funky smoke, ashy, peaty. The funk stays but changes each sniff. Ethanol. Occasional dried druit.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Bright, cheesy weirdness, pepper comes in, smoke comes in.
    • Finish
      92 92
      General smoke becomes savory, pepper fades, then the weird and savory combo fade. Medium.

  31. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Small direct comparison between 7.2, 7.3, 8.2
    My number 3 of the three.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Shiny gold

      Nose:
      My first thought is greasy, leathery smoke. Like burning leather. I think it has a neat mineral smell, like cold asphalt from a bucket. I also find the cheesy note. Something like grilled cheese for me. A wet, rusty iron smell flashes through. I'll leave it ...
      With a little time in the glass, charred plastic develops and a metallic workshop scent becomes more and more popular. There is a bitter, light note behind it. Plus a little mushy grapefruit. The colleague always looks fresher the longer he swims in the glass. Somehow like barbecuing in the mountains.
      The empty glass smells of smoky moss
    • Taste
      Spicy, mineral start. Quite a lot of smoke in your face. A sweet, metallic note immediately asserts itself. Burnt grass and a sweet fruit aroma. Something like charred honeydew melon. With the second sip a little ginger and again the grapefruit. That taste of cold steel is with me all the time. But there is still a certain spice inside. Unfortunately, I just can't figure it out.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Was just a little sip. A slightly bitter, pear brandy aroma prevails here. In addition, a lot of smoke and a pleasant sweetness.

  32. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. ValStern scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  34. Octo3101 scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    In my opinion this Whisky is the best Whisky I ever bought.

  35. elipszis scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    first blackberries, grapes, blueberries, then the fiery salty bitter wine notes appear, you lean back

  36. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  37. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoky, slightly sour, asbestos, tar, sourdough aroma, far away a hint of vanilla. Doesn't hurt enthusiastic but neither ...
      A while later a little more open with light fruit notes.

      * with a little water:
      Yes, now yes, smoky and sweet, fruity and floral aromas, spices, a touch of Fee's pumpkin compote with cloves. Has a creamy, pleasant effect, triggers salivation. Light citrus aromas.
    • Taste
      91 91
      At the start, smoky, sweet and spicy, oily, tar, slightly fruity, light barrel note, softening, not bad ...

      * with a little water:
      Smoky-sweet-spicy, sweet tar, yes also fruity, everything finely interwoven, also here a light barrel and coffee note, spices, trace herbal aromas. Not alcoholic, but intensely smoky and good!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long with: wood / oak, barrel / coffee, slightly fruity, becoming dry at the end, soft with smoke and ash, at the very end again sweetish with light bread aromas ...

  38. Islay1815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  39. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I just like young whiskys with smoke, if there was a good barrel in the game all the better, the finish, especially on the nose, is quite subtle and gives the Laddie character a lot of freedom
    • Nose
      ok, it will be dirty here, I have a bit of sulfur in my nose, sour, not even that much smoke, caramel, vinous, red berries, but rather subtle, in principle the Laddie basic character dominates here and the barrel is only a few Nuances on top, in terms of smoke it could also be a PC
    • Taste
      oily, here the smoke is more intense, vinous, a lot of acidity, sulfur, nuts, roasted aromas, berry-like, dark, rather dry, caramel, which then brings with it sweetness, salt
    • Finish
      now it is really dry in the mouth, still slightly sulphurous and really dirty, bitter, ashy, heavy smoke, a lot of salt

  40. wbarchive_81991 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This is THE most spectacular Islay en peat bomb in the whole world! And the 7.2 is among the Octomore expressions the number one, in my opinion. Lots of taste, lots of aroma, and a life-altering experience. This is whisky!
    • Nose
      100 100
      Smoke, peat, sea-shore, malt.
    • Taste
      100 100
      Smoke, peat, malt, still some freshness, oily but not too much.
    • Finish
      100 100
      Looooooong finish in the mouth that does not go away for hours. Be sure to taste this whisky at the end of tasting other whiskies in a series.

  41. Vince scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Generally over-rated, this Octomore. Quite a narrow dram lacking depth and complexity. Maybe the wine finish added a few fruity, balsamic dimensions. Flat ashy, smokey elements still very predominant (smack in your face for the "real" peat junkies), but of a cheap Gauloises cigarette variety rather than a luscious Habanos cigar. Drinkable but certainly nothing measuring up to the macho packaging (born-again Bruichladdich marketing hype that eventually made it an irresistable target for Remy). Tasted next to a medium-old 20 year Ardbeg from 1991 and this poor fellow did not stand a chance even with the all the noise about PPM (which anyway does not carries through to the distillate). At some point, with the Supernova and Octomore, brutish MMA took over from Muhammad Ali. I am not trying to be a whisky snob here, but really wish people would look beyond the bogus and superficial obsession with high PPM when considering peat.

  42. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  43. Falang scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful drink, probably one of the best and most exclusive drinks in the world (my opinion). Beautifully balanced and in true dialogue with the entire mouth. Works perfect with a tiny drop of water (peats really kicks in). Without a drop of water this whisky is oily and sunny, full of honey and cherry, coal and rubber. Amazing!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Interesting nose with burned honey, wax, peat and cherry. The sense of burning doesn't entirely blow you away. The smell is actually well balanced with a nice combination of peaty tones combined with a lovely sweet- and fruityness.
    • Taste
      95 95
      The 07.2 Octomore gives you a spicy entry with a mature and sweet aroma. The peat slowly enters. But there is a great counterpoise for this dominating taste: hints of cherry, a bit of rubber, honey. The taste is more sweet then smoked. The whisky feels oily on the tongue. It is rough and gentle, it seems to be alive and it is in constant dialogue with the saliva. Super great product!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Cherry aftertaste, gummy and even a hint of rubber. There are tones of ashes, charcoal and oak. Very long and amazing finish...

  44. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    quite complex for 5 years. The nose likes it very well.
    • Nose
      Smoky with fruits, mainly berries, sweet, intense and full
    • Taste
      Smoky, fruity sweet with spices, very intense
    • Finish
      smoky sweet with citrus fruits, long lasting

  45. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wine finish is subtle to the peat, creamy and vanilla and still very much Octomore
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat, lemon, vanilla, wine gum, abv,
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pow, peat, ashy, salinity, creamy, wine finish is at the end with a tart fruitiness bordering on wine gums/red wine vinegar
    • Finish
      88 88
      Creamy,ashy with a nice vanilla ice cream red wine finish

  46. dhillworth scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  47. dhillworth scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  48. STL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful freshness and impressive integration of alcohol. An Octomore that has fruit despite a vegetal peat (and excessive, but on paper only)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  49. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful, overall very balanced and not too exaggerated Octomore, the alcohol is well integrated.
    • Nose
      Almonds, macadamia nuts, vanilla, pistachio, lime, white grapefruit, peanut, very fine smoke, malt, fennel, leather, cherry
    • Taste
      Bitter orange, beautiful concentrated smoke, blood orange, grapefruit, heather grass, cigar, cherry pits, ashes, but elegant as in a gentlemen's club, malt, leather, fresh coffee beans
    • Finish
      Leather, coffee, cherry pits, resin, rubber, brown sugar, long

  50. hawk31 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: very supple, powerful nose of smoke. Incredibly cute and set, I find it actually quite balanced, the smoke does not flatten everything. A horny sweet and smoky experience. With water very kräutrig, like these stores at the Bonfau. I dilute: Nix because of fruity ...... Kuhstall is coming! I really have the chewing cows in mind. Since I do not come away from the first time: D After the animals, he pans but sometimes to the juicy orange.

    Taste: Strong spice with heavy smoke, wow! Then sweet / sour and the oak comes. Dilutes a bit of cowshed again, the oak remains with increasing fruitiness and of course smoke smoke smoke

    Finish: Long with spicy oak, lots of pepper and herbs, orange is coming, lazehmend salty, the smoke does not think to be weaker. Krasser shit

    Yes, nothing is for the lovers of the shallow, non-smoking drops. Although he is fierce but somewhere outrageously drinkable with incredibly many facets, I like him but believe the 08.2er I found a bit better because fruity and more barrel influence.

  51. LucasPnk did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, barbecue sauce, bacon, medicinal, brine, salt. Eucalyptus touches.
    • Taste
      Power and metal attack. Iodine, smoked meat, cigar, petrol. Also rocket or lamb's lettuce, and a black olive ponite. Very ripe red fruits, almost moldy.
    • Finish
      Long on red fruits and intense smoke.

  52. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Smoky, sweet, spicy. Delicious! A fantastic torfer who finds the right balance. The wine finish does not dominate, but complements the peat.

  53. Torgeir4 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

  54. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An extravagant, very young malt, which was allowed to mature in excellent barrels. The smoke is very well integrated.
    [Color] straw;
    • Nose
      aromatic intense smoke, fruity (grapes, berries), sweet, flowery;
    • Taste
      diluted: stronger, full-bodied, fruity (peach, grapes), sweetness, smoke is above everything, cereals, malt; still young!
    • Finish
      medium length finish; sweet fruity smoke sounds;

  55. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A funny experience, but at over €100 a bottle I think I preferred buying my 2cl at a bar and leaving it at that.
    • Nose
      Smoked ham, a rubber hose, and farmy peat. A bit too farmy for my tastes, with some manure and a horse in there. Water ups the farmy notes which is unfortunate.
    • Taste
      There is a sweet layer on top of the whisky, not completely integrated with the distillate. The taste sure is bold but it's not exactly my style. Ham, sugared tar liquorice (astonishingly vivid Tervaleijona notes for you FInns), and young oak. The body is quite soft and oily, not at all what the PPM leads to expect. Water blows the peat right out of proportion on the first spoonful. Sensory overload. More water settles it down and a dirty, sooty, astringent peat emerges.
    • Finish
      Neat it's liquefied tar liquorice candy. With water it becomes more tannic and sooty, and less likable.

  56. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      slightly smoky, red berries, ash, peat, pear, cake batter, citrus, orange, vanilla
    • Taste
      oily, apple pie, smoke, peat, ash, cherries, creme brulee, wood, vanilla, coffee, chocolate

  57. robain scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
      Salt, peat and citrus. So much fire and smoke. Bot not so much tar like laphroaig and ardbeg. Pleasent.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Salt again, so much salt, smoke, ham and bonfire.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Nice bonfire with some citrus notes.

  58. The Bonvivant scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      It burns all the way to your brain, like if you had chili in your nose, but in a good way haha... When you drink it, it smells like someone started a fire. The smoky smell is amazing!
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste of fire - strong and powerful!
    • Finish
      91 91
      and with a taste of smoke afterward.

  59. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  60. Jambon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Lots of peat. Gets better after a while. Great long finish.

  61. helmutgw scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: becomes round, alcohol involved.
    04.04.2018 81
    • Nose
      low alcohol, spicy: celery? Maggi?
    • Taste
      light body, low alcohol, good spiciness
    • Finish
      long, so, the spice comes, but also the alcohol

  62. ARDBERG scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    My least favourite Octomore. Ugly Syrah.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  63. kaasklop scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  64. dRambo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet with a lot of cinnamon and clove - mint, vanilla, fruits, subtle smoke, dusty - reminds me in the nose extremely to a spring bench
    • Taste
      sweet, lemon drops, jelly bananas, chocolate, smoke, salt, sour, pepper, spices

  65. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Starts something locked, but also biting. Stewed plastic, wet wall paint, turpentine, disinfectant. Lemons in the middle and some salt. Cow's milk, hay, chamomile tea.
    • Taste
      Oily and spicy. Wood ash, pepper, burnt fruits, lemon drops, some honey. Nougat, dark chocolate. Medium.

  66. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    One of my current favorite malts, really great! With a little water he gets even sweeter.
    • Nose
      Sweet with fruit, smoke very well integrated, phenolic notes, peat, vanilla, gum and raspberries.
    • Taste
      Strong sweetness, resin, dried fruit, light smoke, warmth and power, a bit medicated with caramel.
    • Finish
      Powerful, very harmonious, light smoke, lots of sweetness, later drier. Long-lasting, very intense finish.

  67. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The smoke is much more restrained and more involved than at 06.1, although this one has the higher ppm number. Of course, the smoke is there and there is still a lot of smoke compared to any other whisky, but not nearly as dominant and dominant as at 06.1.
      It smells of syrup, sweet and fruity. Most likely pear and some berries. Then there's an earthy and spicy touch, a bit of tobacco or leather.

      With water, it becomes more phenolic, but less in the maritime direction than more modest, which further enhances the earthy impression.
    • Taste
      Great texture! Velvety soft and warm. Fills the whole mouth and covers the tongue. And then comes the smoke hammer with full force. But it also brings many different notes from the red wine barrels with: sour cherries, delicate bitterness, oak flavor. From time to time, the bourbon barrel pushes through with a bit of sugar.
      Interesting game of flavors. Somehow, the smoke alternately pushes the sweet and sometimes the spicy flavors forward.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and intense smoky.

  68. sebbes did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    For 58.5% and 208 PPM extremely good drinkable, almost no alcoholic sharpness. The smoke dominates but leaves room for the fruitiness
    • Nose
      Strong cold ashes, which at first cover almost everything, damp earth, leather, oily and heavy, after a while light fruitiness, I would say blackberry and some honey
    • Taste
      very sweet at the beginning, then comes immediately after the smoke explosion - uiuiui - ash! But not unpleasant, as oily and a slight fruity sweetness hidden behind the smoke
    • Finish
      spicy, metallic and coppery, salty

  69. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Ultimate peat bomb, sturdy, smoky, but surprisingly enough also room for fruity notes.
    Taste remains very long, delicious!

  70. berarith73 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  71. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, a floral side explodes with the nostril, then it is the turn of an almost discrete peat, a woody return and the kernel of almond complete the whole!
    • Nose
      almost discrete peat, spices, creamy lemon, a little iodine.
      back smoked, meaty and medicinal.

  72. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Top! Young, balanced, wonderful texture, I really enjoyed!
    • Nose
      Very beautiful "green" (grassy, ​​herbaceous, rooty), dry and tart smoke, then a fruity greasy sweetness, followed by very clear salty-maritime tones, no trace of pungent alcohol but a cooling breeze in the nose; the whole thing reminds me of a cold-pressed premium herbal oil, or even olive oil? later followed by white chocolate and then finally very pronounced notes of vanilla and caramel;
    • Taste
      Oily and bittersweet - wonderfully pronounced, crisp but not spicy, the smoke is very homogeneous and well embedded in all the aromas, again herbs, roots, olives and then more cold smoke, in the background a subtle fructification builds up, and then but late, tannins and a fruity spiciness from the wine barrel, red fruits paired with oak;
    • Finish
      Extremely beautifully balanced, homogeneous, soft to buttery and then again a herb-vegetable note; medium;

  73. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING: Very tasty whisky, a great smoker! Could it be a Laphroaig or Kilchoman? I like it well, think cask strength by 53%? about 8-10 years?
    • Nose
      First citrusy with grapefruit most likely enveloped in a lot of smoke. In the background some sugar. The longer you smell the more the smoke disappears. Notes of fresh wood-fired bread and cereal salt are pressing in the nose. The alcohol bites something.
    • Taste
      only very strong alcohol with still nice smoke. Pretty sweet and subtly malty. The fresh citrus notes are also found in the mouth.
    • Finish
      nice spiciness. the tongue is covered dry-bitter.

  74. dram_on scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Color: lighter gold, the pour reflected some of the light from the flash when I took a picture of itLegs: fairly thin yet again, what’s with these travel retail only releases? I love me some LEGS!Nose: screams red wine with the just rotten grapes and dark berries, sweet “smooth” honey but light, some seaweed but not as briney as the 6.2, fairly restrained with surprisingly not much peat showing up, some malty cereal notesPalate: heavy cereal notes, there goes the peat with a whack in the face with the smoke and the ash yet not medicinal at all, salted honey, unidentifiable red fruits (it feels more like a mixture gone bad)Finish: disappointingly short with a thin mouthfeel here too, the cereal and honey aspects show up again (lovely), not much else thoughBalance: well balanced with similar notes from the nose, palate, and finish all showing up

    Updated comment: it's been a little over 1.5 months since I've opened my bottle but the lovely red wine note on the nose has pretty much disappeared, dropped the original score of 87 to 85
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. Grutslurp scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Really quite good. Very particular, I have not tasted another whisky like this. I do prefer Laphroaig and Ardbeg peat though.
    • Nose
      Funky farm notes: Wet hay, stables and wet animals. Some fruity (probably wine) notes in the back. Business in the front, party in the back, as they say. And of course the peat, but somewhat restrained and more vegetal than smoky.
    • Taste
      More peaty and winey than the nose. Swims very well. A bit dry and ashy as well. Wonderful meaty leather notes leads into the finish.
    • Finish
      Ashy. Peaty. More smoky now. Dry, almost tastes like being in a sauna. Fruit is completely gone.

  76. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  77. Boba_Black scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  78. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  79. Macheye scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pow! This Octomore is a lot more punchy on the palate than previous versions I have tried. The sweetness from the Syrah wine is an interesting addition, though the focus here is on the ash and soot notes which dominate the experience from start to finish. By no means a daily drinker, but that's not what Octomore is about right?

    Full tasting notes: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/bruichladdich/octomore-07.2-5-year-old-scottish-barley/

  80. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    You may not be surprised, it is smoky and salty with some earth. I find it quite singular.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  81. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Too young, too peaty, way to expensive!

  82. fileosoph scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  83. Dionysus scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  84. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  85. leocrazy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  86. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  87. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A really successful malt. Despite the very high speed and the exorbitant smoke content, the barrel influence is clearly noticeable.
    • Nose
      Smoke, red fruits, cinnamon, citrus, straw, bell pepper, charcoal,
    • Taste
      Smoke, clove, cinnamon, burnt straw, apple, oak, red fruits, herbs
    • Finish
      Long and smoky

  88. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  89. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    thanks to a friend’s advice, i
    am using a perfect dram glass which opens up the nose quite nicely
    • Nose
      peat, smoky wood, earthy grass,
      honey, alcohol, caramel, nuts, cream
    • Taste
      rich sweet, spicy, smoky, grains,
      maple honey, light fruits
    • Finish
      medium-long, neutral sweet peated
      malt, grassy smoke, sharp spicy, cigar smoke, grainy
      grass sweet at the back

  90. drummer & timmer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Octomore is a farm, near Port Charlotte, three kilometers south of the Bruichladdich distillery. It is also the name of a truly exceptional malt whisky, the world's toughest peated whisky ever. Octomore, the name is derived from the distribution of an old estate on Islay in eight agricultural units or workable eighths. In this case the eighth of the Mill (Octovullin) located near Bridgend. There was a distillery on the farm (now used as a holiday home), founded in 1816 by George Montgomery, who owned it until 1840 and eventually the house was closed in 1852. The farm now belongs to James Brown, Godfather of Octomore and man of many talents, except those of his illustrious namesake. On the other hand, he is a lighthouse keeper, landlord of holiday homes and a part-time police officer. From this area, the invigorating water of the water sources found here used by Bruichladdich reduces the strength of the bottlings. The sources also supplied water for the village of Port Charlotte in earlier days, and even after connection to the water network, older residents continued to use this water from the hill. The rock on the Rhinns (this part of Islay), through which the water seeps, are the oldest rocks in Scotland.

  91. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    208 ppm phenol is not exaggerated, butI didn't really feel the Syrah barrels.
    • Nose
      Peat and smoke, ash and tar, honey, ginger, marinated meats, salted caramel, lavender, orange blossom, basil and lily
    • Taste
      Spicy, tannic start, smoke and peat, salty caramel, tobacco, cheesecake and raspberry
    • Finish
      Long, bitter tannins, black pepper, tobacco and citruses

  92. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Yeah, that's delicious too, but there were better octomores for less money, someday it's good. Orpheus and Comus were top finishes, 6.1 in my opinion was the perfection of American Oak, as one should have made a standard bottling of it, keep quality and price down slowly. At 110 € was for me end flagpole.
    All newer, more expensive, the ppm extremes - nice to have tried, but no recommendation for bottle purchase.
    • Nose
      strong, saturated smoke, but neither stinging nor chemically nor metallic or grassy / bitter, but warm, a bit greasy, a little tar, grainy, sweet, slightly vinous-sourish
    • Taste
      strong and full-bodied, very round, grainy and malty sweetness, the smoke (ash, tar, smoked bacon) is very well integrated, but not quite as good as in 4.2 or 6.1, so'ne small metallic-grassy-bitter corner can be found here but, with caramel, honey, some salt and pepper, I can not discover the Syrah cask
    • Finish
      long, oily, salt and pepper, again a bit grassy-bitter, herbs, liquorice, ashes, tobacco

  93. hfos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  94. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky tasting: Octomore 07.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhznAt5is6c

  95. Shane_IL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This was a very nice whisky, the peat really isn’t felt that much more than a ‘regular’ heavily peated whisky, but it has some good flavour to it regardless, a good deal of meaty notes, plenty spice and some salt, and lying very faintly under it all is the classic creamy Bruichladdich profile.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/08/12/octomore-7-2/
    • Nose
      Wood smoke. Acacia sap. Glazed meats. Plum sauce. Mint cream. Grassy peat. Honey & ginger tea.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy. Wood tannins. Salty peat. Chemical smoke. Bit of a rich creamy caramel note on the swallow, along with after 8’s.
    • Finish
      Long. Bitter wood. Salty peat. Woodspice. Aromatic green herbs. White pepper.

  96. drummer & timmer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  97. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly sweet for 208ppm. But the cigar punch after a few seconds tells you a different story. Well corseted with a lot of ashes for a five year old whisky. Well done, although you don't get a lot of Syrah influence right away. You have to be patient and wait for quite a while.
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, ashes, red fruits, citrus fruits, tar, mint.
    • Taste
      Sweet spicy smoke. Tabaco, tar, cigar punch, dark chocolate (Lindt Excellence 99%).
    • Finish
      Long. Liquorice, tabaco, ashes.

  98. Yasu89 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Clean heavy smoke, paint thinner, sweet malt, slightly briny.
    • Taste
      Nice texture, starts clean, becoming hotter and spicier, smokier and fatter. Tar and brine with dark fruit lingering in the back.
      Acidic tones kick in, the whole becomes very peppery and cinnamony.
    • Finish
      Quite long. Tarry with lemon zest, tannins and bitters lingering peacefully on the palate.

  99. tymiek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  100. sagara-kun scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    On the nose hints of Vanilla with a bunch of peat. Smells like a peated bourbon for me. Not evolving that much.

    For the platate mostly peat, ash, hay. Hints of fruits.

    Not really complex and maybe too much for me.

  101. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  102. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2016-02-12: Very exciting and versatile in the nose ... powerful on the palate (80/100)
    • Nose
      Strong, smoky start. Alcoholic with subtle dry wine notes. In the background slightly perfumed. Later flowery .... In constant change
    • Taste
      Strong and sweet-smoky. Somewhat pleasing, as in the nose, but also less varied
    • Finish
      long and slightly bitter

  103. Gypscoprotheres scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    4 dram note: 8.6

    Lots of peat (of course), very overwhelming, but still complex. I love peated whiskys, but I don't know if I'd buy a bottle of Octomore. Maybe I will, just to understand the complexity that is hidden behind the peat.

  104. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  105. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  106. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  107. dinis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    how manny are bottled???

  108. MadScientist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  109. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  110. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  111. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  112. fradin11 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  113. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    https://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=168

    Color: white wine
    Nose: Quite unusual compared to the first two. The strongly smoky peat is still there, but without the fruity character of the predecessor. Here "lighter" aromas like white mousse, cream pudding, lemon and limes dominate with a green freshness (no mint / eucalyptus). Overall, only with a subtle spice - but really good!
    Taste: Sweet and peaty-smoky, creamy vanilla, lemon, herbs, lemon balm, salty oysters and rather quite maritime. Notes of tart wood are added, which appear to be relatively well integrated and are complemented by liquorice, salty anchovies and warm, oily honey notes.
    Finish: Quite long - with a good combination of peat smoke, herbs, honey, vanilla and wood.
    Note: The peat content here feels above 06.3 with its 258ppm! The taste also starts with 90 points, but drops to 88 points towards the finish.
    90 points (nose: 90 / taste: 89 / finish: 90)

  114. ARDBERG scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    To me the Syrah does not work at all. Had the pleasure to try a 7.2 madeira sample and wish, they had bottled only that. This would have been the best Octo in my book.

  115. Patrick93 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  116. FernetBranco scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  117. molar3rd scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Avery nice mélange of smoke, ash and red fruit compote. It’s quite sweet but reeks of peat and I’m loving that. Sweet nectar with peppermint gum , maybe a hint of dental clinic – yes. Indeed. Dental clinic. and quite some orchard fruit notes: Apple, apricot and a big dollop of vanilla ice.

    Palate: Blimey. This is intense. Tons of peat smoke. Lots of ash. Then the fruit breaks free of the least and we’re getting strawberries and vanilla ice cream too. Crème Catalan and bitter burnt sugar. Classic.

    Finish: Long. Very very long with smoke. Peat. Ash and the fruity backbone. Then toasted oak. Bitter and dry. Until only cinders of ash remain, to remind you of this monster.

    Conclusion:

    IMHO the Syrah and peat work well together, and I’m also loving the very medicinal nose that blends well with the strawberries and Crème Catalan. Good stuff for the peat extremist who enjoys a nice amount of red fruit and sweetness in the mix. Not sure about pricing as I’ve not been able to locate TR stores stocking it (so far, not in TLV duty free, but I hope it’s going to be sold here as well). A good Octomore, no doubt. It delivers just what it promises. My favourite is still the 6.3 but this comes very close…

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2015/02/25/octomore-7-2-review/

     

  118. steinrich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Bought: Acla da Fans for 125.00 CHF this is just so .... The wine barrels give the Octomore a distinctive taste, wonderful! :) that fits! Well done Jim McEwan !!!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  119. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  120. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For an Octomore is also the dangerous, because almost to call tasty. Such a Cuvee is a great thing, if the individual components fit. In my personal best list under the modified Octos he comes to 2.2 and 4.2 but not quite ran.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, how could it be different with an Octo Cuvee? The Malt has, without being sprightly, but a lot of alcohol cargo on board, which stings something, if the nose is too deep in the glass. In addition to the ubiquitous sweet peat, I perceive a wonderful freshness that combines floral notes with something that reminds me most of menthol. Here but without sea salt. Could also be menthol cigarettes. I also search and find the characteristic notes of a young laddie. Fruit compote with berries and a few green pears, with pastries. The latter is not really true here. Actually, fresh sweet bread, a kind of mares, most likely describes the impression.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy. The 7.2 stimulates the salivation very pleasant. No astringent notes, no bitterness. In the beginning, the sweet peat also dominates on the tongue. Of course, a basic phenol content of 208 ppm in peated malt must remain noticeable even after distillation. There remains after a double distillation, as Laddie regularly uses, over the thumb still a real Heavily Peated left in the bottle. Honey notes and grassy impressions are added. Fruit notes of overripe blackberries and cherries, which I associate with the 'invisible' Syrah.
    • Finish
      Long peaty-warm finish. Honey and vanilla sugar set the tone. No miss notes.

  121. talyn256 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Clean fruit meets dirty peat! That intense muddy peated chocolate character that runs through Octomore acts as a good backdrop for those red fruit high notes.
    • Nose
      Opens with salty dark chocolate, orange wine gums, blackberries. Damp earthy peat bog leading to herbaceous lavender and dry basil. A faint sulphurous edge which, combined with the salt, reminds me of the smell you get when opening a pack of vacuum packed wafer ham.
    • Taste
      Like someone peat-smoked a strawberry cheesecake! Viscous, golden barley syrup leads only to be t-boned by the Octomore signature peat juggernaut. As the peat fades you get the soft red fruit – strawberries and raspberries, with some kirsch cherry-chocolates
    • Finish
      Long, lipsmacking oily peat with salt and pepper, and a touch of citrus. The peat’s very sticky – you can almost chew it. Slightly ashy, like the mouthfeel after a cigar.

  122. yoavg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Excellent and a very interesting Octomore. Jim McEwan do wonder with wine casks. Full review is here: http://whiskygospel.com/2015/05/01/whisky-review-bruichladdich-octomore-7-2/

  123. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      80 80

  124. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    would be nice for around 80€.

    88/100 < rating is not influenced by its price.

  125. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    CHARACTER:
    ENIGMATIC. DEFIANT. FORGET WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU
    KNEW.

    COLOUR:
    LIQUID GOLD

    NOSE
    GOLDEN SYRUP, SMOKE AND RED BERRY FRUITS TO BEGIN. THE GENTLE SMOKE WEAVES THROUGH POACHED PEAR AND APPLE PIE FROM THE DISTILLATION WITH THE RIPE FRUITS FROM THE CASK, RED BERRIES PEACH AND APRICOT. AS YOU INHALE DEEPER DELICATE FLORAL NOTES UNCLOUDED BY THE SMOKE ARE RELEASED, HEATHER, LILIES AND ORANGE BLOSSOM.

    PALATE
    THE COMBINATION OF SWEET FRUITS AND SMOKE IS CLASSIC OCTOMORE. HUGE LEVELS OF PEAT SIT IN PERFECT BALANCE WITH THE FLAVOURS RELEASED FROM THE CASK. ADD A DROP OR TWO OF WATER AND WE GET CHERRY, BRAMBLE, STRAWBERRY FROM THE SYRAH CASKS; CINDER TOFFEE, BROWN SUGAR, HONEY AND CRÈME BRULEE FROM THE AMERICAN OAK BURST THROUGH. YOU CAN FEEL AND TASTE THE REWARDS OF OUR PATIENCE - SLOW, TRICKLE DISTILLATION PROVIDES THE SOFT SILKY TEXTURE THAT COATS YOUR MOUTH AND RELEASES WAVE AFTER WAVE OF THE SOFT FRUIT AND FLORAL FRAGRANCE.

    FINISH
    AS LEMON ZEST, RED FRUIT AND VANILLA OAK FADES AWAY THE DEEP SMOKE LINGERS, A POTENT REMINDER OF THE STRENGTH AND CHARACTER OF ISLAY.

  126. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The latest exemplar of the cult that surrounds the world's most heavily peated whisky series. A limited Edition Cuvee that marries spirit matured in classic American oak with spirit matured in casks that once held Syrah created in the great vineyards of the northern Rhône valley.

    All casks are held full term, providing the time and space for the subtle strength of European oak to temper the cultured fruit notes of classic French viniculture. Peated to 208ppm it is released at five years old when the massive phenols so characteristic of this extraordinary single malt are at their most vital. This is a spirit with a texture and depth of flavour that is simply inimitable..Tasting Notes by Bruichladdich
    • Nose
      Golden syrup, smoke and red berry fruits to begin. The gentle smoke weaves through poached pear and apple pie from the distillation with the ripe fruits from the cask, red berries peach and apricot. As you inhale deeper, delicate floral notes unclouded by the smoke are released heather, lilies and orange blossom.
    • Taste
      The combination of sweet fruits and smoke is classic Octomore. Huge levels of peat sit in perfect balance with the flavours released from the cask. Add a drop or two of water and we get cherry, bramble, strawberry from the Syrah casks; cinder toffee, brown sugar, honey and crème brulee from the American oak burst through. You can feel and taste the rewards of our patience - slow trickle distillation provides the soft silky texture that coats your mouth and releases wave after wave of the soft fruit and floral fragrance.
    • Finish
      As lemon zest, red fruit and vanilla oak fades away the deep smoke lingers, a potent reminder of the strength and character of Islay.

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