Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Ribero del Duero Wine Barrels
63.5 % Vol.
500 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 Oct 2015 8:21 am by nordkrebs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 257.05

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39 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Oc2 SMS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.22 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    There’s no escape from peat when you are drinking Oc whisky, but we’re looking for more than simple smokiness when we select a cask. Oc2 was matured in an American oak cask that used to hold Spanish wine, adding an extra layer of complexity to the whisky.

    Cask details;
    American oak barrels that held wine from Ribero del Duero.

    Tasting Notes;

    Lemon cheesecake, aniseed balls and peppery spice, with a background of burning pine, coal and peat. Sweet fruit jelly and butter notes overtake the smoke as it develops.

    Intense but surprisingly easy drinking despite its strength. Liquorice and coal dust are joined by lemon zest, black pepper, anise and clove. The smoke is relegated to the back of the palate, where it provides a rich and savoury base of tar and black rubber.

    Aniseed and tar fade to soft and spicy wood smoke.

  2. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  3. MrYens scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. nad_chario scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Today’s Malt n Copper tasting was brought to us by the brilliant Mariella Romano. [We started with the Br6 WB]

    N: So, like the previous Port Charlotte WB, both came from red wine casks. Obviously its ‘big’ peat but equally with a large barley presence, giving it a lighter appearance somehow? It’s sensationally creamy in a BBQ-celery-scrub kind of way with onions blended with castor oil.

    T: Aah yes, thats Octomore. This expression rather a ‘block’ flavour, consolidated into one. Adding water at different amounts releases different layers of flavour.

    F: Now it finally breaks down to toasted cacao nibs, nutty husks, toasted-crushed linseeds & cashews - all wrapped in an oily, cereal rag. Amazingly the smoke is a side note.

    C: Oh, i’ve had this before too. The complexity of the Oc2 is to be found at the finish. Tasty! All those five ‘Elements’ [starting with the Br6 WB] were very tasty. ‘A bonus dram?’, i hear Mariella ask: WB

    Scores a B[-]

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Biscuit peat, fresh and intense
    T: Full power vegetal, intense and sustaining as you’d expect from Octomore 
    F: Bitter=fresh, peppery & salty
    C: Extremely intense, even by Octomore standards.

    Scores a B

  7. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    n:amazing nose!!! really strong ultra peaty and huge complexity on peat aromas 

    m:citrus,pepper,honey,sweet ashes ,tones of phenols,much better sweetnses than the last Pl
    f:long ,strong and pleasant

    the best octomore nose I have tasted so far ...although the palate winner for me is the 06.03 islay barley at 258ppms...


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