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Octomore Edition 07.3 / 169

Overall rating
88.33/100
votes
254
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mòr
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels & Ribera del Duero Wine Casks
Strength
63.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L150354 15/292
Barcode
5055807404891
Added on
28 Sep 2015 5:03 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 202,35

79 × in wishlist

254 × member ratings

999 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 07.3 / 169

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Freshly opened bottle, I will adjust if I notice big changes as it gets some air. The nose is bold, aggressive, hot, unapologetic, but then when you take a sip - a totally different beast. Buttery, oily, almost creamy mouthfeel. A shocking transition. You feel the abv on the nose, but not nearly as much in the mouth.

    Water turns it fishy, mechanical and plastic-y. I prefer without. Brings out a few herbal notes from the wine cask too. Totally changes the lovely mouthfeel and finish though.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Instantly - Mezcal. Blind, that would be my first impression. Very sharp and clean vegetal Peat. Very strong nose, you know it’s high abv. Popcorn cooked in oil, a very hot fire, some soot and hot ash, agave, aloe Vera. Not overly sweet, just a gentle underlying sweetness. Tiger balm definitely.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Surprisingly buttery, popcorn again, oily and great mouthfeel, tar, agave, aloe, mentol, lemon candy. Water takes away the lovely mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, smokey, tar, the stamp of bruichladdich minerals, lots of lemony citrus, tarry peat. Big and bold.

  2. holborndrinker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Although one of the most heavily peated whiskies going the end product is like a smooth lapsang - it dances on the tongue and is well worth supping.  Try before you die - you'll die with a smile on your chops (unless you're in a car crash or some similarly traumatic event).
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    a great experience, but should be the last dram of the evening because other flavors barely have any chances
    • Nose
      intense sweet peat smoke after a cold campfire, fruity notes and citrus aromas behind, a little barrel flavor and always the light freshness of the alcohol in the nose
    • Taste
      with a quite heavy body for a whisky of this kind and first of all a decent chili catch, the smoke spreads out in the fabulous mouth and still has a nice sweetness, after some time in the mouth the cask comes through with spice but without tannins
    • Finish
      extremely long, even teeth cleaning does not stop him, spicy barrel and above all the wonderful dry smoke, some dryness remains

  4. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Reakwoon scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

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

  6. schpeidy scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  7. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

    N: Custard Creams is all I noted but this one sparkles. The bar is rammed and I find noise the most off-putting phenomena over visual distractions.
    T: More Custard Creams with seaweed smoke - the kind of sweet vegetal profile I really like.
    F: A touch of wash/beer plus vegetal-sour smoke.
    C: What a cracker. I had it at 87 before, but with limited time constraints and a less emotive atmosphere. Also had this at 87 before.

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