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Octomore 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.79/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB91404
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2016 Second Limited Release 167 ppm
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon, Grenache Blanc Casks
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
08723670070
Added on
10 Jan 2017 4:50 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 186.50

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore 10-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.79 points

  1. BaggyGreen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Tried this at the distillery a few years ago and was immediately enthusiastic, if only to be able to try an Octomore with 10 years of maturation. Purchased a bottle a couple of months later and was able to confirm the very positive impressions this first made on my palate. The partial use of Grenache Blanc wine casks, complementing the ex-Bourbon cask maturation, does not push to the forefront at all, but successfully adds some subtle sweet fruit notes on the palate. So any fears I had of this being obviously too "winey" in make up were allayed. Bravo!
    • Nose
      89 89
      This opens beautifully with a welcoming nose. There's a clear note of sweet malted barley interweaving with some salty brine and predominantly lemon citrus notes. The peat smoke is quite mild to begin with and well integrated with the other components. With time in the glass I notice some light oaky spice from the fresh bourbon barrels and just a hint of white wine.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A beautiful silky and sweet arrival; the alcohol (57.3%) is seamlessly integrated into this welcoming opening. On the development I get a honey-based sweetness, alternating with a white wine sweetness which is refined and certainly not cloying. The malt notes continue to provide the backbone on the palate, while, with time to open up, balancing spices come to the fore aided by some relatively firm - but not bitter - tannins. Only after the addition of water does the sweetness of the wine casks emerge more clearly. It softens the alcohol, of course, but this is a matter of personal preference.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is relatively long but just not quite as intense as the nose and palate. Still, this is a cracker of a peated whisky, and it definitely showcases what Octomore can do if given a few extra years in the maturation warehouse.

  2. PX-Michl scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: 3/5 (Nose with water: 4/5) Whisky n ° 1745
    • Nose
      Leather, ripe fruit, brine, strong malt "à la Bruichladdich". With water, malt and lime. More legible. Mellowed. Smoke well integrated.
    • Taste
      On the palate, very spicy attack, dominated by pepper. Always lively after 10 years! The spices and peat are so assertive that they prevent any development of other aromas, silencing Grenache! An addition of water just tames the beast! The texture is a bit sweet.
    • Finish
      Final fruity (finally) and especially peppery.

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