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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 16/248
Added on
17 Sep 2016 11:59 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 189,22

Whisky Reviews for Octomore 10-year-old

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.71 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. 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

  5. rrr-wisc scored this whisky 55 points Member Junior

    A disgrace to whisky. Peated water

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.


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