Octomore Edition 07.1 / 208

Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
631
Whiskybase ID
WB67302
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mòr 208 PPM
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
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Bottle code
L/150222 + L/150224, 15/217
Barcode
5055807403122
Added on
24 apr 2015 8:11 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 265.14

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2009 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 07.1 / 208

86 users have left 94 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.83 points.

  1. dapoinbua scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. ThorstenH scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Charred toffees with anise.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Bam, now it's an octomore. The ppm pull through and the drinking strength presses.
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium length Some anise remains. That's not enough for me.

  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ailean scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  5. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sour candy, fruit, malt, smoke, saline..

    Palate: Fruity, malty, smokey briny and darkly sweet with a touch of buttered popcorn jellybeans.

    Finish: Long -> Fruit, yellow raisins, smoke and buttered popcorn jellybeans.

  6. Jimbeau scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. AliG34 scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    Great punchy classic Octomore style, huge complexity that evolves overtime in the glass. Adding small amounts of water to this makes this more intense and more difficult to drink interestingly!
    • Nose
      Surprisingly light smokey fruit nose with medical tones (sweetened sticking plasters or "deep heat in a changeroom"/creamy) & ethanol.
    • Taste
      Plenty of smoke with oaky and fruity tones, caramel and some almonds, complex & creamy, smoke falls back after while. Not as salty as .3, cleaner (probably) highland peat.
    • Finish
      Minty/spicy & long peaty finish

  8. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Octomore 7.1. At The Grill, Aberdeen, paired with a terrible beer, July 2018. Short review with friends. Huge peat obviously, alcohol and salt. Salty, alcoholic and dense. Brutal in a good way (which is sort of how you can describe every Octomore experience). 3.4/81

  9. Max70 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. -sAxo- scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  13. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Kilo1 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The aroma is dry, not sweet, with a slight sourness. Quite sharp on the first sip, closed, apparently a degree, breathing there was a strong smell of barley, hay and a dry summer veranda, and spices, cranberries, a dry ash aftertaste. Well, I expected Wow, but on the whole, it would be very dry here and there would be sweet notes and it would be suppé. I wouldn't buy it for that kind of money, but it's worth a try. + 1 point for originality.

  15. Malthead19 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    - a good pleasant extremely smoky whisky
    - surprisingly drinkable for 60%
    - of the taste for me behind the 8.1
    - too expensive for the quality shown (but NOT part of the evaluation!)
    • Nose
      very strong intense smoky note, ash, cold smoke, wood
    • Taste
      for the 59.5% surprisingly soft and voluminous appearance, creamy, strong smoke development on the palate, very aromatic, very intense, but not complex
    • Finish
      long soft smoky finish;
      very long, strongly smoky aftertaste

  16. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A young, intense and very smoky "art project".
    Although I can hardly distinguish between 120 and 208 ppm! Certainly young, certainly expensive, not overly complex - but still very good!
    [Color]: full of honey.
    • Nose
      immediately campfire smoke, smoked bacon, wood, herbs, alcohol, sweetness, vanilla;
    • Taste
      mW: very herbaceous, oily appearance, soft, creamy, swelling intensity of the aromas, a lot of peaty smoke, greasy, yellow fruit, woody, spicy, oak;
      drink well even without water!
    • Finish
      quite long, powerful, salty, smoky and sweet;

  17. Flou scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This octomore shimmers gold in the glass and I am curious to see how the smoke content of 208 ppm will behave when smelling and in the mouth.

    A smell of maritime smoke is immediately noticeable in the nose. But not nearly as violent as I expected, but rather soft and very well integrated with sweet vanilla aromas and a pleasant fruitiness. The sweet vanilla note turns into caramel and reminds me of Werther's real thing. The fruit accents consist of light fruits such as green apples, light grapes and citrus aromas of limes and lemon peel. The citrus notes are very well interwoven with the other flavors. In some whiskys I have the problem that too dominant citrus aromas disturb me ... this is definitely not the case here. A little pepper is noticeable, the alcohol cools the nose a little, which leaves a very slight impression of mint. A little cocoa with nut chips complements the variety of flavors. But back to the smokiness, which despite the 208 ppm doesn't flatten everything, but embeds the other flavors with maritime notes and not with strong campfire notes. So far, I like the whisky very much.

    In the mouth, the Octomore has a strong start, the 59.5% alcohol content pushes properly, nevertheless the pure whisky is better drinkable than expected. I wouldn't have expected the Octomore to be so soft at the alcohol level. The smoke lines the mouth and now has not only a maritime character but also hints of ash and rubber abrasion. The pepper gently tickles the tongue, the spiciness becomes a little stronger and tannins of leather and tobacco are now noticeable. The cocoa has turned into coffee, the oak wood is pleasantly there. Added to this is the fruitiness with citrus flavors. The individual notes are no longer as well interwoven as in the nose. With every sip I have the feeling that the smoke is becoming more and more dominant, the harsher influences gain strength.

    The finish is long with maritime notes, a pleasant saltiness, some ash, a hint of rubber, tobacco and leather. These tart tastes are complemented by pepper, subtle sweetness and citrus. The dry notes are a bit too dominant for me, a suitable accompaniment is missing. But it's always great how long the peat smoke flavors stay in your mouth.

    In summary, I have to say that I really liked the Octomore 7.1. The smoke content in the nose is not as strong as in the mouth, which can no longer get rid of maritime peat smoke. The alcohol is really great, incredible how soft a scarce 60% alcohol content in the mouth can be.

    I give it 88/100 points.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    wonderfully smoky malt and very complex and intense for just 5 years of ripening
    • Nose
      smoky maritime, sweet with caramel and vanilla, a little nutty. Nose deep in the glass and inhale deeply lets the enormous smoke content rise into the airways, wonderful.
    • Taste
      a lot of smoke with oak, a bit bitter, then spicy and nutty, becoming oily
    • Finish
      long with a lot of smoke, maritime with oak, sweet and malty

  19. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Since both Maarten and I taste it, I will also share the test note for both.

    Robbert:

    Nose:

    Salty sea water, a lemon peel, caramel, vanilla, slowly the smoke builds up in your glass & pear.

    Taste:

    Surprisingly soft but after letting it roll well through the mouth, your tongue burns out just about your mouth.

    A clear wood taste, soft smoke, citrus fruits, leather and even more sea flavors.

    (Tip: press your tongue against your palate after a sip of water from this or another violent peated whisky.)

    Finish:

    Long and fiery, smoky, salty and sweet.

    You will enjoy this for a long time to come!

    Maarten:

    Nose:

    Caramel and lime go hand in hand with the smoke, vanilla and toffee.

    Taste:

    Especially in the first drink a little heavy then he becomes nice and soft. The whisky is super soft and sweet but do not underestimate it because the peat smoke and leather come together with the sweets of honey and vanilla.

    Finish:

    The aftertaste is long and smoky. The sweetness of the whisky slowly becomes salty.

  20. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  21. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Poured a dram after the bottle has been opened and sitting for around 1 year. On the nose, the peat is not as substantial as would be expected from an Octomore. Fruit and citrus can be detected as well. On the palate, some smoke with lots of sweet fresh fruits and hints of salt. Finish is medium to long with lingering fresh grass and smoke notes.

  22. thomas_ottzen scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    It's actually a very interresting whisky, but it's just not for me.

    I've tried it several times and it is more of an experience than a great tasting whisky. Fun to taste however.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Smoke (!) - spearmint - sawdust

      Water does nothing good on the nose...
    • Taste
      79 79
      A punch from the alcohol , smoke, pepper/chilli that burns alongside the alcohol, again sawdust (?) and a bit of bitterness.

      Water brings out a bit of sweetness and a hint of mint and subdues the pepper and alcohol.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long.

      Bitter and mostly on the back of the tongue and mouth, but also on the side of the tongue. It gets an almost beerlike aftertaste towards the end.

      Water brings out the smoke and mint, less bitter, less of that "beer taste" - still medium/longish.

  23. NTC scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Octomore 7.1
    Less peaty taste then expected indicated by the 208 ppm value.

    Nose: Smoke, gentle softer fruits like lemons. Pepper and a bit of maritime flavores.

    Taste: Smoke, uncooked beef, younger fruity notes, pepper salt and butter. All the flavors get surrounded by the maritime salt.

    Finish: verry long, the smoke tends to hang for hours in the mouth.

    Conclussion: i drank 2 glasses of the one evening, had to work the next day, brushed my teeth and went to work, after working 2 hours, i started to taste the smoky flavors again and it stayed in my mouth again for hours. I was astonished and couldn't believe it, kept tasting it the whole day during work, untill i got home and ate something.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      96 96

  24. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Super Administrator

    Branded as the world's most heavily peated whisky, Octomore is not for the faint of heart. Edition 07.1 combines 208 ppm, 59.5% ABV and 5 years of cask maturation in American oak. Mineral, fresh and less peated than expected, the nose unfolds with lemons, anise and fatty bacon. With a fiery blast of peat, the taste explodes on your palate: pepper, ash and spices mask hints of sweetness, lime and mint. Intense, briny and slightly bitter, the finish hangs around for hours. The rawness and pure energy of this spirit is outstanding, but so is the price tag.

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  26. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/feis-ile-2018-bruichladdich/

    I’m pretty sure I’ve tried these next three before. Islay is where I fell in love with Octomore.

    N: Light sweaty & salty vegetal creme.
    T: Vegetal popcorn, the barley stretching out.
    F: Full on power with full control, oysters and kelp emerging at the end.
    C: This is a 'buy now’, though for the price I’m also looking at a 29yo single cask Mannochmore. I had this down at 87 before.

  27. ConvalRen scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  28. dramspotter scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    This is not going to entice me to shell out the money for another Octomore.
    • Nose
      sharp, citric; bourbon only AFAICT
    • Taste
      unremarkable, just the strength of the spirit; some citric sugary edge
    • Finish
      medium

  29. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  30. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  31. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla & Coconut Milk

    Boy, I just tasted a grand Octomore (06.3) and am therefor somewhat hesitant to try another one, out of fear of it not being all it could be. But hey, everything for science, right? Tasting them head-to-head is fun, after all. So no more procrastinating! This Octomore is also five years old and matured solely on American Oak. PPM? 258, thank you very much.

    Well, that nose is certainly pleasant enough. Lots of sweetness in the guise vanilla and… more vanilla. And coconut milk, truly! Then some farmer’s butter, shells on the beach and sweet peat. Hint of plasticine. Just a tiny salty edge. Some smoldering wood in the background. Not as complex as the 06.3, but a wonderful nose nonetheless, albeit quite different.

    Oh, boy! The ABV is powerful indeed. Alcoholic peat bomb, if you ask me! Not much is left of that soft, sweet nose. Becomes rather astringent on lemon, peat, olive oil, ashes and tar with a big smokiness. A powerhouse, although somewhat one-dimensional.

    The finish is long, warm, smoky… but a touch astringent.

    The nose is my favorite part of this malt. Palate and finish: too sharp. Don’t get me wrong, still a nice Octomore. Thanks, Timon!

  32. Bibabutzemann scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Lots of smoke, just a little bitty fruity. Alcoholic and salty but not salty like the sea.
    After a dip of water, the fruit comes out and smokes gets behind a little. I can smell vanilla, peach, Aprikose...

    The taste is a little oaky and fruity. I can taste the salt and a strong smoke.

    The finish ist middle long, the smoke is clear in the mouth. Fruit is more in the background like the salt.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  33. Bibabutzemann scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Lots of smoke, just a little bitty fruity. Alcoholic and salty but not salty like the sea.
    After a dip of water, the fruit comes out and smokes gets behind a little. I can smell vanilla, peach, Aprikose...

    The taste is a little oaky and fruity. I can taste the salt and a strong smoke.

    The finish ist middle long, the smoke is clear in the mouth. Fruit is more in the background like the salt.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  34. el Gato scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      A bit smoke at first. Sweet peat. Rubber. Wet wool. Citrus. Moss. Slightly fruity. Salty.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mouthcoating. Pepper- Bitter. Red berries. Still the soft peat. Liquerice. Fruity.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still pepper and slightly bitter and peaty. Perhaps more peaty towards the end. Liquerice.

  35. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: this is something! Peat in caramel? A hint of chocolate and tobacco ... it's full of everything and everyone will find their own ...
    Taste: soft taste, as for 59.5% ... sweet and peat ... at the same time honey and gives off old leather (leather saddle of a bicycle Ukraine since the USSR) ...
    Again, the taste of a cigar ... (That's what you need for a smoke)
    Velvet and heavy at the same time ... Wonderful!
    Finish: long and powerful ... Peat and ash will have to be picked out of your teeth for a long time ...
    And this is 5 years of exposure !!! ☝️ Barrel played at 100%!
    As the manufacturer claims, this result was made possible by extremely slow distillation.
    Fine!
    90

  37. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  38. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Beartje7 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smoke, lot's of smoke. What's burning here?
    • Taste
      Wow, burning smoke. Very heavy taste. Smoke is very dominant. Alcohol very existent.
    • Finish
      When the smoke fades away some sweet tones appear. Delicate vanilla oak. Very long.

  40. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  41. Islaywolf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very good single malt! ;)
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  42. LordIslay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  43. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Well, the next Octomo, the next ppm records, though, IMHO, after 80-100 ppm the difference is already insignificant; Well, okay - the party said - It is necessary! The Komsomol answered - Yes !, you need to support sales. And in general, again, the sweet and soft smoke-peat monster of the barrel fortress - amateurs will appreciate, non-lovers will save money.
    • Nose
      Warm, open, smoked, rubber, dry peat, coals fire, very dry.
    • Taste
      Powerful, saturated, coal, pepper-ginger wave, sweetness is simply indecent, smoked, smoke, burnt sugar.
    • Finish
      Sweet pepper, orange peel, charcoal, burnt paper, smoked fish, smoked squid, soft enough and delicate.

  44. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  45. Triummf scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Fantastic on the nose with a dry earthy smell and a hint of red fruit and raisin.
    • Taste
      Smoke and spicy, again quite dry
    • Finish
      Lots of smoke and the high ABV also kicks in for a long finish

  46. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  47. Lorion scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Pretty appealing nose. The palate is too rugged and young for me. 73 points.
    • Nose
      Sweet, spicy smoke. Pastry notes. Grapefruit. Smoky honey. Water : The pastry notes are getting stronger. Spicy and less sweet, it continues to smolder.
    • Taste
      Alcoholic hot. But sweet and greasy. Smoke. Lemon. Burnt toast. Water : sweet and almost tasty. Lemon roll with bacon and ashes. The alcohol now noticeably tamer.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, sweet and smoky.

  48. coldsun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Perfect drink with explosive smell and taste! Finish is awesome as well. I felt taste of it even after several hours after drinking.

  49. namnug scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Earthy and ash smoke and peat. Intense floral and herbal scent
    • Taste
      Very intense peat smoke. Thin, dry, and smooth body. Pepper spice with some fruity and honey sweet
    • Finish
      Long-lasting peatiness

  50. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  51. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Solid peat, smoke and peat predominate, but also fruity and sweet.
    • Nose
      Raw peat smoke, wood fire smoke, rubber. But also space for other aromas, peach, grassy / hay, also some salty. And later also fruity notes, citrus
    • Taste
      Pepper, firm, wood fire, peat. Also sweet influences, licorice, honey.
    • Finish
      Peppery still, peat, smoke, licorice. Long finish, also salmiak.

  52. Gloin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The smoke in the nose is very present, but not as strong as expected by the ppm indication. At least it is not enough to hide the rotten fruit notes that are so typical of young Bruichladdich. In the mouth, the whisky is more harmonious, the fruit notes recede, the finish is soft, pleasant and long.
    The whisky is delicious, but nothing more. Except for the 4.2. The Octomore remain overrated whiskys for me.
    • Nose
      Smoke, burning gum, sweetish, peach, slightly putrid, cider, fermented grass, anise
    • Taste
      Soft body, relatively gentle onset, then comes powerful smoke and also a sharpness on the tongue, a little vanilla, grapes, oak, a trace of mustard, bread
    • Finish
      Smoke, delicate oak, malt, vanilla, long

  53. RichardMayston scored this whisky 48 points Expert Senior

    No, pass
    • Nose
      Butyric sweat, baby vomit, sour milk

  54. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Some seaside aromas, seashells, bourbon sweetness, and a fairly big dose of nose tickling peat. With water I get vanilla and young wood, lots of them, and some coconut milk. A little more water makes it pedestrian: wood and peat, simple and common.
    • Taste
      A peat bomb. It takes a while to find anything under the fat layer of tarry liquorice and smoke, but some sweet and faint cereal tastes come through eventually. With water the cask pushes through more, but the whole is not much improved - it sort of diminishes, even.
    • Finish
      Apart from the slightly ashy tarriness, nothing much. Water makes the peat astringent and even more tarry. It sticks around forever.

  55. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasting of 7 Octomores:
    Futures I

    Futures II

    4.1

    5.1

    6.1

    7.1

    2002 10yo
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  56. helmutgw scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: nothing new
    30.10.2017 80
    • Nose
      Caramel! fat-creamy, low alcohol
    • Taste
      like that, but a lot of alcohol
    • Finish
      sweet - spicy - long

  57. berarith73 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  58. ahroeen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  59. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is fantastically fruity and mild. The peat harmonizes perfectly with the wood tones and the fruity aroma. The taste is dominated by rather bitter and bitter notes of wood, sharpness makes the palate glow. A very tasty blindsample!
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Subtle peat rises from the glass. A fruity note is added, orange and a hint of citrus fruits exude a harmonious mix of fruit and peat. Creamy and mild, peaty with a very fruity note, subtle mineral notes. A subtle smoke is above the fruity peat nose, the alcohol content is harmoniously integrated and absolutely not dominant. Delicious!
    • Taste
      Spicy wood notes and bitter peat immediately leave a bitter and sharp wood note on the palate after the first sip. Dark and bitter wood elements dominate, a pinch of black pepper heats the tongue neatly. Salty aroma rises from old and dry wood, an old and slightly bitter walnut aroma arises. With the second sip, the fruity notes of the nose reappear, again peppery pungency. Earthy and with an aroma of wet leaves, the taste goes into the finish.
    • Finish
      Licorice and harsh wood tones start the finish. Spice and dark fruit flavors make the palate glow and spray a cozy warmth. Loamy peat and a subtle smoky note blend with spicy wood and dark fruits. For a long time, these aromas heat up the palate. With austere wood and leafy aromas, the finish ends gradually and quite leisurely.

  60. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  61. Rom scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    On the nose peat is much more delicate and complex than could be expected from the 208 ppm. There are smoked meats (bacon), medicinal plants (gentian type). The dilution seems to accentuate the vegetal notes. Attack slightly sweet and then we feel much more aromatic power of this peat exacerbated, mainly in the form of fire wood smoke, coal and cold ash. The texture is fat, thick, and the alcohol very well integrated. The interminable final acoquine the smoke of a saline or even iodized frame. Certainly a little monolithic, not very cerebral, but enjoyable and very well done. The impression of drinking a barbecue ...

  62. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  63. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N: Creamier than the 7.3 WB and more salty-vegetal, yet still with a deep-set oily-brine complex and more straight peat notes showing.
    T: Starts off with a salty mint sauce yet it’s a sweet mix, surprisingly soft yet springy.
    F: Continues clean and soft, yet assured.
    C: What a good recipe they have at Bruichladdich.

    Scores a B

  64. Blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It's good, very good even. Enough spirit driven, the influence of American casks is minimal here. This is not a marketing product, but a pity that it is so expensive for a whisky finally not super complex and frankly not so original.
    • Nose
      Peat certainly, but not as much as one might think. The 208 ppm side, it sells, but sensorially speaking does not mean much. A lot of ash, smoke, a mineral peat. No aggression despite almost 60%, but a nose lacking a little expressiveness in my opinion.
    • Taste
      Mineral peat and dry, always a lot of ash and smoke, zesty citrus, especially yellow lemon not ripe enough. It's good, if we like this kind of profile. Alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Finish
      Long, very peaty and dry.

  65. lukeboone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  66. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Mineral peat, not so impressive (tasted just after another Islay which on the paper contains 5 to 10 times less peat, at least at the stage of malt drying), some citrus fruits. In the mouth, alcohol very well integrated, balanced between peat, malt, citrus, we feel the influence of bourbon casks in a very moderate way. A good Octomore, but just one more Octomore.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  67. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Some say the Octomore range has become predictive and boring, but it works for me.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  68. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Not overwhealming if you know what to expect, but it delivers on both peat and abv. 
    • Nose
      Thick sooty peat. Takes some time to get beneath it. I usually don't get much from adding water, but have to admit that this one opens up with a drop or two.

      On approach there's sweet caramel and gingerbread, dive in and there's a little vanilla and citrus.

      Half way down the glass I start getting more fruity notes like unripe pear and the pure smoke separate from the peat.
    • Taste
      Yea, peat, thick and oily, rubber like. Pepper starting to evolve midway. Caugh syrup with a little iodine, slightly salty and sour. 
    • Finish
      Long and bold. Salty. Peat is not as prominent as before. Pepper fade as slow as it evolved ending on a sweet note.

  69. WillemvdK scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very dusty and quite light. Not as heavily peated as one might expect. Slight buttery note as well. The mouth is full blown peat monster with lots of citrus and ginger as well.

  70. Shane_IL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at a Malt Mongers Israel evening.

    Big and bold, immediately assaulting the senses with a wave of medicinal, meaty flavours. After some time it calmed down a bit and revealed some more fruity, leathery notes.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/12/24/malt-mongers-israel-octomore-evening/
    • Nose
      Burned thatch. Wood smoke. Iodine. Mercurochrome. Phenols, chemical phenols. Burned meat. Leather.
    • Taste
      Oil smoke. Grease. Medicinal peat. Salt. Caramel.
    • Finish
      Long. Cut stone. Dry grass. Tarred thatch. Leather. Fruit peels. Molasses.

  71. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    2nd Tried - Dec 2016
    N-
    Cereal husk, malt barn, fragrant and dusty. Nutty and warm, oily peat,
    nose burning smokes. Aggressive at first but turn softer overtimes, muddy with doses of salts.

    P- Fiery iodine attacks, masculine strength that caught you with surprise and surges of flavoursome sour fruits. Choking fume, challenging.

    F- Long, return of burnt herbs, tar, minty and creaminess and unripe fruits, pungent pepper. Addictive.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

    ***

    First Tried:- Nov 2015 / Weighted Rate:- 89pt
    Nose:-
    Almond and roasted peanuts, buttered vanilla come thru with soft clove.
    Gentle nose heating and quintessential refine peat infuse on a dram.
    Big and heavy, but not overly aggressive.

    Palate:- Sweet fruity
    syrup at first, deep spiciness building up and cover the palate, mouth
    and eye watering. Let the liquid dissolved gently on the palate and met
    with soft leather and touch of oak with slices of citrus.


    Finish:- Long and smooth, soft herbs and rooty, alluring and complex. A
    return of hot tar smokes ends a finely conducted symphony.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  72. martinni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  73. Mascht scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, vanilla
    • Taste
      sweet, curdling
    • Finish
      very long

  74. Glennie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    86/87.
    • Nose
      Peaty but rather clean. Citrus, gingerbread, caramel and straw. Then suddenly a lot of vanilla ice cream. With water more citrus and ginger.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, caramel, peach and quite some pepper. With water lemon and ginger.
    • Finish
      Peat, citrus, gingerbread, caramel, cigar smoke and soy sauce.

  76. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  77. tymiek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  78. Murxus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sweet cereals, soft and young grain with a slight bitter touch (not unpleasant) so you could think of a heavily peated young Islay blend. Enough cold ash and a touch smoked bacon. Somewhat missing complexity, not to say boring. 85/86 pts.

    2nd: Not so boring as I reminded. Sweet and delicious cereals. 87 pts.

  79. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    He has done very well for his age. But the invoked price for it ... I do not know, I guess it's a little too high.
    • Nose
      Yes, strong smoke is there, slightly medically, but at a Laphi (eg QC) he comes from the intensity not quite ran; creamy, rather buttery from the feeling; sweet, sweet fruits really. Malt; a pinch of salt can be felt; a little zest of lemon or rather lime ?; All in all, he seems pretty sweet ... unexpected ... yummy
    • Taste
      As in the nose, first smoke; the fruits perceived above are hidden behind it; Now it gets spicy, pepper and salt; slightly sharp; something dry, dusty grain
    • Finish
      Sweet he goes, the smoke is there; a little leathery; slightly musty; a few herbs, a bit bitter; It will take a while for him to get away

  80. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Surprisingly sweet and nicely palatable despite the high alcoholic
    strength. The high level of 208 ppm is scarcely noticeable. However, a
    little bit disappointing to me as it is rather one-dimensional without
    any significant highlights. Maybe this is owing to its youth. Water
    brings out an intense and rather unexpected creamy sweetness. It really
    isn't a beast.

    I thank the Scottsman Harry Hammelmann for the sample!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      Initially there's peat smoke on the nose complemented by lots of
      delicate sweetness of barley sugar. Vanilla's coming through with mint,
      toffee and a pleasant citric note. Fruity aromas of peach and pear
      intermingle with intense notes of barley and a whiff of iodine in the
      back.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate but smooth at the same time. Lots of
      vanilla sweetness, mixed with toffee and crème brûlée. Then flavours of
      tar and coal arrive complemented by hot spices - cloves, cracked black
      pepper, wrapped in gentle peat smoke. Soft fruits and citric notes
      linger with a mix of sea spray and leather towards the finish.
      Pleasantly mouthfilling.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with sweet notes of vanilla, peat fire and tender
      smoke. Sweetness of fudge fades bringing subtle nutty flavours and
      tender briny tones to the fore.

      WITH WATER: Fresher on the nose.
      Water enhances the citric notes while taming the peat smoke and ashy
      aroma. Very sweet on the palate with intense notes of vanilla, toffee
      and crème brûlée. The spiciness is a bit tamed with water. Creamy,
      chewy with lemon, almonds and salty flavours. The finish is long, sweet
      and pleasantly creamy with a whiff of peat and subtle smouldering wood
      on the tail.

  81. hfos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  82. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    That's not mine. 4.2 and 6.1, for example, were beautiful whiskys that had a lot of alcohol and phenol perfectly integrated, in a short time the best brought from the barrel, creamy, sweet, almost tasty, but still incredibly powerful and smoky ... this misses the target. Not consistent, not inspiring, wrong mark.
    • Nose
      first surprisingly soft and sweet (neither the 60% sting in the nose nor the over 200 ppm of phenol stink to the sky), then rises cold, ashy smoke, fresh and cool, a lemony and salty breeze, smoked pancetta
    • Taste
      Again, he does not kill and does not bite, very sweet, warm, warm, bacon on the campfire ... but when it's getting exciting, an immature, metallic-artificial touch sucks out, which reminds me of the X4-Rohbrand Bruichladdich , Spoilsport. We will not become friends.
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly sweet, metallic bitter, now the alcoholic sharpness remains a bit longer

  83. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  84. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    He is smoky, he is lemony, he is young - but not wild. A little disappointing.
    • Nose
      Iodine, cold ash smoked ham and candied lemon. Overall, a pretty sweet and greasy nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet peat - and then? Where is the wum, the grenade impact? None. Thin and watery, the malting meanders across the tongue and leaves no lasting impression.
    • Finish
      For a long time the Octomore sounds like peat, salt and lemongrass.

  85. Laga93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  86. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Serge from whiskyfun says:

    Octomore 5 yo 2009/2015 '07.1' (59.5%, OB)  The seventh annual release and 7,548,224,145,411ppm on this meter (okay, rather 208ppm) but we all know that it’s the phenols in the distillate that count, not the phenols right after malting/smoking. This was matured in American oak. Colour: straw. Nose: square. Ashes in a discotheque ashtray around 7am somewhere in Marbella, tincture of iodine, tiger balm, tiny very acidic lemons. That’s all folks. With water: paint, carbolinium, bitter almonds. I guess this baby’s rustproof.  Mouth (neat): it’s probably where it loses a few points because of its youth. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for totally spirit-driven whiskies, but in this case I find this rather too simple, too narrow. Chewing heavily smoked grass or something like that. Whether smoked or not, barley’s neither sugarcane, nor grape, and needs time. Now, as a spectacular smoke bomb, it’s great. With water: improves. Saltier, more lemony, more almondy. Hand soap? Finish: long, gentler. Almond cream like the Italians make. Comments: I find this one a little disappointing. Very good, but a little disappointing. A little too simple, perhaps the limits of the exercise? A bit like your old uncle after his 12th after dinner joke. SGP:358 - 83 points.

  87. Agrajag scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  88. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  89. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  90. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Octomore 7.1
    Tasted 2015-06-26 @ Tobi:
    N brutal blackmetal buquet with burned, cold-smoking wood, clear pipe tobacco; Hidden cold, fried, salty bacon cubes

    G extremely dry, very lakrizlastig right at the beginning, long heat. Surprisingly short or thin finish; leaves a dry mouth.
    Very good. 87

  91. tobihb scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  92. murphyr12 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Octomore 07.1 / 208 "Super-Heavily Peated" 5 YO, Matured in American Oak Casks 2009 - 2015, 208 PPM 59.5% Color: light gold Nose Warm smoke. Honey and cloves. Gradually, flavors sneak in from a cold and forgotten smokehouse. The 07.1 has lost much of the anger of its predecessors. He presents himself much more mature and relaxed. Older bottlings were almost attacked by the cold, maritime smoke, this martial chapter now seems to have been completed. It smells like a working harbor. The air is full of wet ropes and tar, brataroms stream from the portholes of a barge. A storm is rising, it is getting colder, milder in the nose. Citrus fruits and smoked salt in combination with strongly caramelized orange pieces are on the rise. The cloves and the initial seasoning have receded into the background and have little power left. No trace of alcoholic misses. Adding a few drops of water, the smoke dissolves from the overall construct and is greasier. A very complex and exciting nose, great! On the tongue / Conclusion Lemons, pepper, malt, a little honey. After that he gets wilder. Bell pepper and hot metal. As if the tongue screams for water, the salivation is instantly stimulated. Here on the tongue shows now what has made the Octomore bottlings so far. The salty-smoky main note, the overwhelming force of the Hebridean island. The tongue brings now also yellow fruits. Vanilla, unripe pears, approaches of equally too young harvested apples. Slightly sour, a little metallic. Just as immature as the fruits, the malt is also. At least partially. He is not a badly educated child with the tendency to expose his parents. He sprays much more energy and dreams of the conquest of the world (or the sandbox). And maturing for just five years, it now shows almost no teething problems compared to its predecessors. The finish is pleasantly woody and drawn by mild spice on the palate. This malt has almost brought my saliva production to a standstill. The resulting dryness in the long finish can only be tackled with a glass of water. A very good successor in the "0X.1 series". The oak barrel brings the unveiled and pure taste of whisky to its best advantage. Octomore has become a reference for me in terms of smoke because I can easily rely on the result. Everything done right, Jim! Many thanks for the dram and a cozy corner for writing to Jürgen Schneider and Frank Marquardt from Whiskyhort Oberhausen.

  93. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: salty spray and caramel with some citrus and a hint of tobacco. Gradually, the peat note penetrates more and more and merges with approaches of vanilla, mint and almond. Fruity notes of peach and pear. A fragrant symphony and true pleasure experience. Taste: Wow! Soft, sweet and smoky. Unmatched texture like velvet and silk. The warm nuances of wood, smoke and ripe fruit are the result of an extremely slow distillation. Sweet aromas of honey, vanilla, citrus and creme brulee combine perfectly with the complex notes of salt water, leather and spicy fern. Finish: The sweet oak note follows an infinitely long salty and peaty-smoky finish. Notes of the distillery

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