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Octomore Edition 07.1 / 208

Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
437
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
200 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
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

€ 147,01

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 07.1 / 208

73 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.89 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points 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

  2. Usl1978 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  3. Reakwoon scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. thomas_ottzen scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    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.

  10. 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

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