Octomore 10-year-old

Overall rating
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

€ 192,49

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore 10-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Terrific! Expected to be worth the money. Do not know which smoky whisky can match! 91 points.
    • Nose
      Bewitching sweetness - caramel and gummy bears - caresses the nose. In addition, aromatic, warm smoke! Suddenly vanilla comes to it. Something of intense! The smoke disappears partially completely, then comes back. Apple is now there, neatly grilled in bacon. Still extremely cute. The alcohol is already there, but tame for 57%. So complex and great can be a young smoker! I'm excited. Malt comes through now and some cowshed, I feel reminded of pastures in the Alps. Pear comes to it. The smoke is trapped in the background and accompanies all other flavors. After the first sip, the nose becomes a pure creamy caramel, to find back after some time.
    • Taste
      Again, sweet. But the smoke gets through faster and stronger. A creamy, sweetish greasy mouthfeel. It gets drier with time. The second sip has less smoke, bringing herbs that complement the sweet wonderful.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, sweet with aromatic smoked 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

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    • 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. 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!

  5. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  6. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent, as always for Octomore. Though I did not notice an uptick in complexity or depth compared to other versions for the age and price of this one. So, a wonderful dram, but you'd do just fine with other versions of Octomore.
    • Nose
      Dry, sooty peat, brine, smoke, ash, honey, white fruit.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sooty arrival. Dark honey, brine, ash, peat, vegetal notes, citrus, herbaceous, spice.
    • Finish
      Long, with billowing sweet smoke and ash.

  7. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. matts scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Character: Octomore-typical like a "fist in a velvet glove". Here there is full of peat smoke, but of the extremely round and soft variety. I am impressed by the variety of flavors and flavors that this bottling offers. Smoke, maritime notes, sweetness, freshness, bacon - here's a lot to fathom. And if you do not feel like it: just sit back, let the tastes come to you and enjoy the really long finish.
    Evaluation: Intensive Islay peat smoke of the very soft variety. For me every now and then a nice change and addition to my personal Islay favorites Lagavulin 12, Laphroaig 10 CS and Lagavulin 16th If the Octomores only priced not so athletic. Nevertheless, I enjoy 91 points. For 100 EUR the Octomore 10 would probably even be a candidate for a large bottle for me.
    • Nose
      Basic flavors: peat smoke, smoked ham, malt, caramel, hay, leather, maritime, iodine, vinegar, citrus fruits
      Description: Not surprisingly, there is a lot of peat smoke in the nose right away. However, felt a bit more moderate than, for example, the 6.1. From the beginning there is a lot of smoked ham, sweet malt and delicious caramel present. Quite pronounced I also find the Heunote in this bottling. A touch of leather flashes through every now and then. The maritime is also unmistakable: here in the direction of iodine and algae. In addition to the maritime is also always a different kind of freshness present. It literally tingles a bit in the nose: like apple cider vinegar with a few lemon splashes. The alcohol is well integrated. A really nice nose, whose complexity and complexity surprised me positively. The 10 years of maturation have certainly paid off.
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: malt, seasoning, spices, peat smoke, honey, smoked ham, honey, vanilla, oak
      Description: Very flattering and with a dense body, the drop meets remarkably intense on the tip of the tongue. This filling can also handle a teaspoon of water without affecting the intensity and mouthfeel. For a while, it will be pleasantly spicy and peppery in the mouth. However, embedded in intense peat smoke and almost velvety acting sweet malt. In terms of taste, I find the sweetish smoked ham again - almost as if it were marinated with honey. In the transition to the finish comes a little vanilla and for a moment I even think of the creme brulee. Little by little it is becoming increasingly dry and a bit shy, a gentle oak.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: peat smoke, ash, straw, malt, smoked ham, caramel
      Description: The finish is very long and warm. Like a glow that fades away. Peat smoke, a bit of ash, dry straw and sweetish malt sound very balanced, almost gentle. In my mind's eye, I sit on a hay bale near a fading campfire and enjoy the aftertaste of the delicious bacon fried over the open fire. Oh yes: and the tasty caramel is still there profoundly.

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    was unfortunately the last one in the tasting and therefore suffered what the impression
    • Nose
      Cereals, caramel
    • Taste
      soft on the palate
    • Finish
      medium long
      spicy, oak

  10. rrr-wisc scored this whisky 55 points Member Senior

    A disgrace to whisky. Peated water


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