Octomore 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2016 Second Limited Release 167 ppm
Stated Age
10 years old
First Fill Bourbon, Grenache Blanc Casks
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L/160498 + L/160500, 16/248
Added on
17 Sep 2016 11:41 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 207.61

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443 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore 10-year-old

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Terrific! Unexpectedly worth the money. There are not many whiskys that can keep up! 90 points.
    • Nose
      Beguiling sweetness - caramel and gummy bears - caresses the nose. In addition aromatic, warm smoke! Suddenly vanilla is added. Something so intense! Some of the smoke disappears completely, then comes back. Apple is here now, grilled neatly in bacon. Still extremely cute. The alcohol is already there, but tame for 57%. A young smoker can be so complex and great! I'm excited. Malt is now coming through and a little cowshed, I am reminded of alpine pastures in the Alps. Pear is added. The smoke is trapped in the background and accompanies all other aromas; after the first sip, the nose becomes a pure creamy caramel, to find back after a while.
    • Taste
      Here too - cute. The smoke gets through faster and stronger. A creamy, sweet, greasy mouthfeel. It gets drier over time. The second sip has less smoke, but brings herbs that wonderfully complement the sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, sweet with aromatic smoky aromas.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    much less smoky than I expected - yummy
    • Nose
      sweet creamy vanilla pudding with caramelized cinnamon & sugar crust, some clove, roasted aromas, pear, spicy herbaceous oak with resin, mint, a sourish yeasty white wine note, delicate smoke
    • Taste
      sweet - spicy - intense - fresh vanilla, lime, citrus zest, complex peppery oak - surprisingly faint smoke with some ash aroma, slightly bitter - creamy
    • Finish
      long and intense - spicy, vanilla, sparkling intense

  3. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    More on: https://tomtrinkt.blog/
    • Nose
      Typical Ocotmore smoke, which disappears after a few minutes and paves the way for a lush fruit basket. Cherries, blueberries, oranges, green apples, a little lemon and vanilla notes gradually crystallize out. Maritime notes, such as a slight saltiness and something mysterious mineral, refine the complex aroma, which causes more associations after 10-15 minutes and increases the anticipation of tasting immensely.
    • Taste
      Extremely oily mouthfeel, almost creamy / buttery, despite the high, well-integrated, alcohol content of 57.3%. The dominant smoke sets in quickly, fruity berries, a hint of vanilla / caramel, a fine oak spiciness and the salty, mineral-maritime notes accentuate this unbelievably beautiful taste experience.
    • Finish
      Very long, the smoke passes slowly and the fruity notes gain the upper hand with a pleasant dose of oak. Strong!

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A few years more maturation Octomore are very good!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoke and grilled pineapple slices, lemon sorbet, smoked ham. Sting lightly in the nose, it takes time in the glass. Freshly beaten wood, wild herbs, cereal, vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pleasantly smoky onset, slightly dry, creamy. Lying close to your tongue, bring spicy ham, the harsh sweetness of grapefruit, with lemon juice and pineapple. Grapes, blackberry jelly. Caramel sweet, fine-sour chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium in the throat and slightly dry. Increasingly smoky, which is very tasty in connection with the fruit notes.

  5. 88plus Bus scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Campfire, creme brulee, vanilla pudding with caramel sauce, peppermint, red apples, bacon, pear juice, wet hay, lemon, cloves, anise

    Creamy, fiery onion with chili, lots of smoke and pepper, sweet, buttery, with a little water a little tamer and more delicious, tenderly bitter orange zest, lemon, honey, vanilla pudding and roasted walnuts


    Roasted walnuts, orange marmalade and smoke, sweet and warm.

    90/100 for my taste buds, very tasty!

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Campfire, creme brulee, vanilla pudding with caramel sauce, peppermint, red apples, bacon, pear juice, wet hay, lemon, cloves, anise
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy, fiery onion with chili, lots of smoke and pepper, sweet, buttery, with a little water a little tamer and more delicious, tenderly bitter orange zest, lemon, honey, vanilla pudding and roasted walnuts
    • Finish
      89 89
      Roasted walnuts, orange marmalade and smoke, sweet and warm.

  7. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Looses power and ompf quickly with water.
    • Nose
      Not at all the level of smoke expected from an Octomore. 

      Of course there's some, and what's there has a very dry feeling.

      More floral and herbal, very bold.

      Some very noticable medicinal note, almost stale pure iodine.

      A little alcohol solvent and lemon citrus.

      Carried by an undertone of sweet barley.
    • Taste
      Again very bold.

      Initially dry ash, then some burnt bacon notes.


      Quite some level of smoke, but more neutral coal than peat.
    • Finish
      Medium lenght.

      Almost extremely spicy, lightly salty, 

      Bitter scorched liqorice.

  8. Koalafant scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced strong and round malt
    • Nose
      Fire! In addition a beautiful ethereal freshness with grassy fruity notes. Overall, very straightforward. After a while wine-like flavors spread. With a few drops of water pear comes through. Great!
    • Taste
      Smoky-hot at the start, are subtle notes of fruit and vanilla added.
    • Finish
      Very long ... the smoke stays!
      After the third sip quite sweet.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    After the delightful first release, where smoke and peat were nicely diluted with fireworks of various creamy confectionery derivatives, this sample brings us back to the basics of Ayla - saturated, smoky, peat, smoked, no foreign matter and this, I confess, is quite disappointing, yet at horse values ppm in releases of the Octomo the most interesting was that they sometimes went beyond the smoky standard, and such samples at this distillery and with half the exposure are fine.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, soft smoke with wine notes, smoked products, coals, dry peat, red oranges, lemon peel, mineral notes - carbide, drying plaster;
    • Taste
      Sharp, coarse, smoke, coals, lemonade, lemon peel, smoked meat, needles, a little tar, lapsang suhong, burnt caramel, ginger, salt, sweet wine motives in the background.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, lemon and grapefruit peel, coal, smoked bacon, salt, burnt biscuits, something pleasant, sweet and fruity in the background.

  10. Jake1965Blues did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Since the 5 Series I was allowed to try all Octomores. 6.3 and 7.4 are in front. The legendary 2.2 and 4.2 are still on my ToTaste list. But the Octomore Ten 2nd Edition is my hitherto highlight from this series. Even if that sounds very pathetic now, but it simply corresponds to the facts: I have a tear in my eyes, so incredibly good is this whisky! I know, given the price of 178.00 EUR, there will be discussions, but it will be bought. https://leben-mit-genuss.de/bruichladdich-the-three-tens
    • Nose
      Smoke. Red wine. Much more than that. But these are the first impressions that explode in the nostrils. In combination, I feel reminded of the Portweine's Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 - but only for a moment. Then I realize that there are differences. The red wine comes much fruity, drier therefore as a port. The smoke brings with it a greasy note. What a combination! But not smacking the nose, but rather like the other two ten-year-old representative rather subtle, almost subtle. This makes the Octomore almost a little mysterious. In any case, very seductive. The urge to try it becomes stronger. I'm not done yet with the Nosing. Again, some leather. Clear enough to remind me of my new bag. On the one hand again this unobtrusive salt note, Fleur de Sel. Fruit flavors that gradually disintegrate into red grapes, black currants, green apples. Enough, I have to try it now!
    • Taste
      At the risk of repeating myself: creamy, creamy, creamy. And while I'm mentally formulating the third "creamy", the smoke hits my palate! If for some the term "taste orgasm" was invented, then for that brief moment. My taste buds are just dying Le petit mort. Is! The! Fantastic! Fruity red wine, salt, smoke mix to an incredibly good blend! Where are the 57.3% please? It feels like oil. Marzipan mixes with my impressions, a little vanilla that gives sweetness. Overall, the impression is very maritime and with the red wine wonderfully rounded. In addition, many great nuances that flash here and there. Beautiful oak notes. An almost oily consistency I do not have the impression that the smoke here has decreased with age. On the one hand so typical Octomore. On the other hand by the Grenache barrel so very different.
    • Finish
      Incredibly long. Smoke and wine dominate and the fruity smoke lasted the longest.


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