Octomore 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.69/100
votes
489
Whiskybase ID
WB86882
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2016 Second Limited Release 167 ppm
Bottled
11.2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon, Grenache Blanc Casks
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L/160498 + L/160500, 16/248
Barcode
5055807406604
Added on
17 sep 2016 11:41 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 301.96

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Whisky reviews for Octomore 10-year-old

67 users have left 70 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.69 points.

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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.

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  3. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Phew... I found that almost exhausting. Or demanding is the better word. Still, he's kinda quaffable. I was surprised how well the wine cask made it through the smoke. Or not - that's how it works with Octomore. Maybe not the best, but certainly not a bad representative.

    Full review in a session of seven Octomore: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/05/24/eins-null-null-null/

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. ThorstenH scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In a blind tasting, I would never have guessed an octomore. All subtle and delicate. No steamroller.
    Everything round and pleasant, without a special note pushing itself to the fore. Maybe high-alcohol smoked caramel.
    With the second sip, the finish sinks into the charcoal smoke.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. FeydRautha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    OMG, must have. Meaty, creamy, sweet, smoky -
    superb balanced with nicely integrated alcohol!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fresh sweet vanilla cream peat smoke with dried fish, seaweed and smoked ham, big layer of light fruits - ripe pears and quince
    • Taste
      92 92
      Butterscotch vanilla cream, brown sugar glazed smoky ham, black pepper, heavy dark well-integrated oak, big maritime smoke. Very oily. Heavily biased here - I love this kind of profile, reminds me Lag 16 but on cask proof
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, sweet, nice meaty smoke with nice heavy oak. After smoke go away - some fruity and citrus show up

  9. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful scale, with wet peat, juicy fruit, muddy ground. Vinous reflections, sweet, sponge cake, amarena cherry, sticky liqueur. Pineapple, still hard pear, oak leaves, liquorice. Chlorophyll. Fine and still smoking ash. Iodine spiked with ginger. Candied vanilla. Very smooth mouth, it looks like silk, herbaceous freshness, some spices, on nutmeg and pepper, dark tobacco, body, on exotic fruits, banana, passion fruit, acerola. Very long and quite explosive finish, date, fig,

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/02/octomore-2005-ten-years-second-limited.html
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. ailean scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  11. Spoerkel scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Wow! It's unbelievable how an Octomore can develop after 10 years. Most of the younger ones are excellent. But this malt is the next level. Complex and balanced. Great.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  12. yarikovsky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An interesting and very unusual aroma is replaced by an assertive and masculine taste, turns into a long, agate aroma. That vanishing type of whisky, where the aftertaste is the best ingredient (in my opinion). This is a white crow in the world of whisky, completely unusual.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Peat, oak, sour, smoked mackerel, paint theme, mineral, chalk, oily, hospital tincture on roots and herbs, crayfish boiled in dill, bread, lemon in sugar, dust, baked apples, white dessert grapes, smoke, smoke dried fruits.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Smoky, lemon, mineral (straight stones in the mouth), smoked, salty, juicy, ashy, quite strong (although no discomfort), in the final phase sweet wine.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Smoky, long, smoked (meat), ash and rubber, lemons and oranges, plaster (slaked lime), vanilla, du, baked apple, grapes, red dry wine, dill.

  15. martinseco scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Elegant, with a great nose, extremely rounded. And first of all the taste! Already a total work of art that has been created in the bourbon barrels and the French Grenache Blanc barrels over the past ten years. And although 18,000 bottles were filled, each one is given an individual number. If I could only take one of my Octomores with me wherever, it would probably be this one.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. K C Wong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Furosin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoke, caramel, vanilla, sweet fruits (apple, pear, citrus fruits), maritime, wood, herbs
    • Taste
      90 90
      oily, sweet, smoky, creamy, light tingling, spicy, nut, vanilla, honey, chocolate, leather, some coffee
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, smoky, dry, chocolate, coffee

  18. sarthur71 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  19. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, spicy, slightly smoky octomor. 22-23-23-22

  20. MickMatrix scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  21. ValStern scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. larswehmeier scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A mature, elegant representative.
    • Nose
      Cotton candy. Lime. Smoke. Light fruity. Ashy. Sweet white wine.
    • Taste
      Strong. Oily. Ashy. Sour fruits. Oak on the palate that becomes tart and drier.
    • Finish
      Very long. Intense aromatic. Smoke rises in the throat.

  23. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Whisky with a wow effect! You could spend hours alone with the great flavors in your nose. The finish then gives the experience the last rest, the skin powerfully pure! Really superbly made single malt.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Great sweetness, caramel, vanilla, very light milk chocolate, red apples, removed cherries, light herbal notes, very pleasant and flattering smoke, wood glaze, soft, slightly maritime. Over time, the malt becomes a bit grubby. Creme brulee, sweet cereal notes, citrus fruits. Dry light wood. Musty icing.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Slightly maritime, spicy, vanilla, citrus, light milk chocolate, great but restrained smoke, sweet, dry wood, salty, damp, extinguished campfire
    • Finish
      90 90
      Hammer! A sweet gush of flattering smoke rises. Vanilla, light wood, warming, citrus notes, light red fruits. Very long and intense, getting drier over time. Maritime notes reverberate very late.

  24. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great sweet and smokey Octomore, much less powerful peat and smoke, with fruits and brine in abundance, the bbq flavors are big and bold.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoky, sweet gummies, caramel, charred ribs, currants, ocean spray cranberry, shoe polish
    • Taste
      90 90
      A smack of initial smoke, then comes the fruit in full force, tangy. Craisin’s, salted raspberry, rhubarb, espresso coffee, bbq char, mincemeat
    • Finish
      88 88
      Tangy, red wine tannins, fruity, smokey, a depth of red fruits, salinity, drying

  25. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 21 22 21 85

  26. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A little disappointing, older age makes Octomore slide more and more tame towards Lagavulin, too bad, but of course still drinkable overall.
    • Nose
      Slightly vegetable, olives, capers, toffee, nettle tea, chamomile, lightly roasted malt, vanilla and some hay
    • Taste
      Capers, stinging nettle, octomore smoke is only very subtle, slightly sweet, greasy notes, more and more reminiscent of older Lagavulin, incense sticks, herbal honey
    • Finish
      Herbal honey, tree resin, some heather grass and malt, medium length

  27. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  28. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A few years more maturation Octomore are very good!
    wlk19-11
    • 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.

  29. 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.

  30. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  31. 88plus Bus scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

    button
    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

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

    90/100 for my taste buds, very tasty!

  32. 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.

  33. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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

  34. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  35. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    "Old" Octomore, too refined compared to other monsters, but this side is also nice for me.
    • Nose
      Peat and tar. Vanilla pudding. Herbals and spices. Mint, juniper and anise.
    • Taste
      Creamy, sweet. Grilled citruses, vanilla, ash and camphor. Spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Long, salty, bittersweet.

  36. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Octomore is a class apart, I’m sure we all agree. You can hardly compare it to anything else. And it certainly is special. Just not 175 EUR special.
    • Nose
      The nose is hardly a peat bomb. Quite herbal with all kinds of spices though, like cardamom and anise. To be honest, it reminds me of a gin at first nosing! Sweet malt, citrus and something mentholated and even some nail polish remover. Finally some play-doh.
    • Taste
      It is wonderfully creamy and very sweet, very powerful and spicy and immediately drying. Loads of citrus, ashes and some burnt liquorice. Not very peaty nor smoky, but utterly tarry.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, mildly salty and shows some bitterness. Again I have to think of gin, albeit on steroids.

  37. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  38. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An excellent Octomore.
    • Nose
      The nose is on smoke and barley some traces of flowers with good ventilation; With vanilla water and spices, it's not at all a typical octomore nose peat is discreet and it's a nice surprise!
    • Taste
      The mouth is peaty, spicy pepper, liquorice, flowers a little sugar.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long on a floral peat and slightly spicy.

  39. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Out of the two Octomores I've tried, I much prefer 06.1 Scottish Barley (89pts.) to this one, but Whiskybase average scores don't agree with me.
    • Nose
      Ammonium chloride, a tickly feeling on the nose marking the high ppm, some fairly aged-feeling oak for a 10yo, and an unusual white dessert wine note. Some dried barley. With water there's vanilla and tar. The empty glass smells of black cardamom seeds.
    • Taste
      Sweet like current Laphroaig 10yo, but way peatier. An astringent but not tannic body. Water makes it oilier and cuts away the drying effect in my gums but sadly the body's still 'cold' and distant apart from the soot explosion.
    • Finish
      The sweet tarry peat is strong, but it's somewhat flat otherwise.

  40. Gere scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A very harmonious whisky in the taste Glorious.
    • Nose
      Unlike the 5 year old Octomor. The smoke has settled over the years. Nevertheless, first campfire and smoked bacon after a sweet vanilla note comes to it.
    • Taste
      Also on the palate first Torfig then comes the sweetness of vanilla and malt Very well balanced
    • Finish
      What remains is the peaty smoky light and discreet. very pleasant.

  41. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    There is a certain expectation in a bottle of Octomore.

    This was a little disapointing, not to say it's bad, but my least favourit so far.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  42. 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.

      Rubbery.

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

      Almost extremely spicy, lightly salty, 

      Bitter scorched liqorice.

  43. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  44. 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

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

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  46. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  47. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  48. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  49. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N- Don't get carry away with the high PPM and expecting the waves of hefty smokes. Breath in the aroma of a hot pot of concentrated prune juice, simmering over low fire, plenty of marmalade, jammy and sweet. Layers of wood shaves, pencil box, cedar wood and dried fruits chocolate with tinge of mints. Thick vanilla emerged with bonfire and lightly panfried seaweed.

    P- A good example of high phenol dram that are not just wow with smokes and the usual iodine notes. Probably more phenol are derived from the cask than peat, with overwhelm of vanilla, cloves and tannin. Fruity sweet with thick sour fruits underlay.

    F- Medium, burnt wood linger, bonfire with more smokes arriving on the finish (peat with higher content of Guaiacol?) Mild on spiciness which I would hoped for a notch more, finely mellow, solid and hearty warm.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. Nikilema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  53. fradin11 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  54. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  55. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    sweetness, peat and surprisingly little smoke in there. raisins, grapes, the influence of the casks is perfect. fine balanced dram. finish is long and full of fruits and peat. 5 more years make this one very gentle in comparison to the "normal" Octomores. I liked it but I expected more 
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  56. Alterjoe scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    With water he becomes more bitter for me. That's why I drink this octomore without water. A great octomore, which is no longer youthful, but clearly set. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      Clear smoke in the nose, of course, but less than initially expected. The smoke is well integrated. Add to that vanilla and herbal notes (herbs). Very pleasant and surprisingly soft for the 57.3 vol%. The alcohol tingles just a little in the nose. In addition, citrus fruits (lemon, not yet ripened oranges). I could smell it for hours. Great.
    • Taste
      Immediately, the smoke in the mouth makes itself wide. At the same time the malt flows warming and almost syrupy over the tongue. Sweet vanilla comes up. In addition, fruits and a maritime touch.
    • Finish
      Very long through the smoke. There remains a dry peat smoke reminiscent of cold ashes and a delicate bitterness.

  57. hfos scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  58. talyn256 scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    This whisky is a walk on a beach on a typical Summer’s day in Scotland with all the fresh coastal smells. This hasn’t lost any of its kick compared with five year old bottlings but it’s gained a wonderful structure and nuance that gets better with every sip.
    • Nose
      This takes me straight to the Atlantic! Very mineral-rich and coastal: salt-crusted seashells, damp driftwood, and dark green seaweed. It smells like rain and there’s a great chalky/waxy quality in there, too. With time, some fruit appears in the form of orange and lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Ok, a lot happens here. Briefly sweet and tart like a crisp green apple. The thick mouthfeel cocoons the impending peat smoke briefly and then *whoosh* the smoke is released! It goes straight to your sinuses like a good blob of wasabi. The savoury/spicy food continues with salt and pepper beef in chilli oil – very drying and tingly. As the tingling subsides, lime chocolate creams, peppermint, liquorice, and a hint of soft fruit (think honeydew melons/kiwis). The body is viscous and mouth-coating but not cloying.
    • Finish
      Quite savoury with that trademark chewy, tooth-coating Octomore peat. Malty and peppery and very, very long.

  59. 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!

  60. berarith73 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  61. ChrisJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    After the smoke is gone, I have nice fruits in my nose. Probably. also a little licorice.

    On the tongue I have first a very great and broad sweetness, then it is a little salty and a sharpness is felt. I only smoke in the background. The alcohol is well integrated in my opinion.

    Long warm finish.

  62. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  63. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    wonderfully salty with a touch of
    sweetness, smoke and peat
    • Nose
      peaty dirt (in
      a good way), cigar smoke, salty light fruits, soy sauce
      umami?
    • Taste
      spicy, sugar,
      fruit syrup, cake, light grass, sea salt/rock salt
    • Finish
      medium, very spicy, salty, umami,
      spring
      water, minerals
      and
      grass at the back with a touch of smoke

  64. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Another very good expression by Octomore. They manage to combine the oak and leather part very well with some fruity notes from the wine casks. Well done.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, sweet, vanilla, a lot of different fruits, bacon and salt.
    • Taste
      Smoke, salt, bacon, fruits from the wine cask, marzipan.
    • Finish
      Long. Dry and smoky, tobacco. A mix of leather and oak.

  65. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  66. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is absolutely gorgeous, the palate can't quite keep up, but is still really good. Very well-rounded.
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla and cotton candy. Peat lovers might be disappointed, because this is certainly not an in-your-face smoke bomb. Shoe polish, chalk, sal ammoniac, wood glue, white grapes, green apples. Nicely intertwined. Wow, I might actually love this!
    • Taste
      The peat is, as I suspected, more noticeable. Oily, smoky, black pepper, some oak shavings, but also sweet marzipan, marshmallow and bitter oranges.
    • Finish
      Dry, smoky and ashy. Long.

  67. spezi1988 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Octomore 10y 2nd Edition 57.3%

    Nose: At the beginning very closed. But that happens after a short time. He is getting creamier, buttery. Slowly, more and more fruit flavors appear like cherries, grapes, a little raspberry. Smoke is very covered. Even a bit salty after a while.
    Palate: Very soft and warming directly. Some vanilla and some smoke come first. Smoke tends to be at Lagavulin 16 level. After the second sip, the wine notes are clearly coming through too.
    finish: Remains fruity for a long time and the smoke also stops. He almost hugs you and keeps you warm.
    Class succeeded!
    Pt 90/100

  68. 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
    27/11/2016
    • 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.

  69. Drochaid scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR

    AUTUMN SUN ON COPPER STILLS

    NOSE

    THE OCTOMORE DNA IS EVIDENT AS SOON AS THE CORK IS POPPED. THE SMOKE IS
    CLOSELY INTERTWINED WITH THE RICH AND FRUITY TOASTED OAK OF THE GRENACHE CASKS.
    WISPS OF SMOKY IODINE, LEATHER, POLISH, NUTELLA, GINGER SYRUP, WALNUTS AND
    ORANGE PEEL COMPETE FOR YOUR ATTENTION BEFORE ALLOWING THE FRUIT TO COME INTO
    ITS OWN. LEMON AND GREEN APPLES ARE HELD TOGETHER IN THE GRIP OF THE TYPICAL
    OCTOMORE SMOKY, SALTY ROPE, MARINE CHARACTER

    PALATE

    THE HEAT IS TEMPERED BY THE WONDERFUL TEXTURE IN THIS WHISKY, NOT ONLY HAS 10 YEARS
    OF MATURATION IN FABULOUS AMERICAN BOURBON AND FRENCH GRENACHE CASKS ALLOWED
    THE PHENOL LEVEL TO CALM, IT HAS ALLOWED THE VISCOUS, OIL-RICH BODY OF THE
    WHISKY TO BUILD A STRONG CONFIDENT CHARACTER. THE BALANCE OF SMOKE, OAK AND
    FRUIT IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OCTOMORES, AS THE PHENOLS NATURALLY FADE WITH AGE
    THE FABULOUS CASKS DEVELOP A STRONG HOLD GIVING SALTED CARAMEL, MARZIPAN,
    VANILLA AND CRUSTY MALTY BREAD.
    FINISH

    AFTER A COUPLE OF SIPS YOU MAY BE FORGIVEN FOR THINKING YOUR PALATE HAS BEEN
    ALTERED FOREVER AS THE SMOKE LINGERS FOR FULLY AN HOUR! THE DRY PEAT SMOKE WILL
    BE THE LAST FLAVOUR TO REMAIN; REMINISCENT OF PIPE TOBACCO ASH AND TEA BREWED
    OVER A FIRE WHILE CUTTING PEATS ON THE MOSS. THIS WHISKY IS SCARCE, IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO TASTE IT, TREASURE IT.

    MOOD

    THIS DRAM IS BRIGHT AND HONEST AND HAS DEPTH AND BACKBONE. WATCHING THIS SPIRITDEVELOP IS A PRIVILEGE. THERE
    IS A FEELING WITH OCTOMORE THAT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A SECRET TO BE REVEALED

    (bruichladdich.com)

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