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Octomore Edition 07.1 / 208

Overall rating
86.85/100
votes
581
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
200 ml 700 ml 700 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

€ 277.75

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 07.1 / 208

88 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.85 points

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Usl1978 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. LordIslay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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