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Octomore Edition 07.1 / 208

Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
506
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

€ 163.58

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 07.1 / 208

79 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. 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 Junior

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

  5. Reakwoon 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. 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;

  10. 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

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