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Octomore 2009

Overall rating
89.90/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask Bottling
Vintage
02.2009
Bottled
12.2016
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
335
Strength
62.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L160705 16/303
Bottled for
James Brown - Octomore Farm
Added on
12 Feb 2017 7:45 pm by mattlikescrunk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 230,00

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23 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore 2009

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.90 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  I had this during a "Laddie" tasting of the FoSM at Bonn.

    I am not a fan of these ultra-peated whiskies but this one is okay...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is pale gold and the texture shows a few legs and late fat tears. The nose is a little bit punchy and sour, it certainly cries for water.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is very sweet and phenolic but just two-dimensional. All other flavours and aromas are somewhat dominated by the huge barley sweetness and peatiness. I would not call this balance.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The mouthfeel is warming and drying (paper, cardboardy). The finish is long and again drying (cardboardy again). It is certainly an excellent swimmer: Some water opens up both the nose and the palate - neat I score this dram 2 points lower.

  2. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Expensive but good.
    • Nose
      Violent, alcoholic smoke flows lush from the Glencairn: Finger width distance to the glass and everything is good. Who does not keep the rules, the involuntary twitches together. But a little bit of respect may also be.
    • Taste
      The malt is very strong from the beginning. On the second sip he plays the typical 'Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove' card on the other hand fully. A really great mouthfeel that immediately reminds me of the terrific Octomore 6.3. Gentle as fresh milk should have been the products of the old Lochindaal distillery in Port Charlotte. Whether the same applies to those who had already given up on the Octomore farm distillery by George Montgomery in the early 19th century, unfortunately nobody knows today. But Fass # 335 from the high Laddie stills at least seems very velvety and full-bodied. Light vanilla is noticeable, slightly apricot, also a beginning oak character in the taste. Great sweetness, although not quite as exuberant as in 7.4, which one or the other is likely to appeal even more likely. Interestingly enough to enjoy very well without water, although the malt floats like Michael Phelps and still increases in fruitiness. He is not the most complex, since the wine camps, especially 2.2 'Orpheus' and 4.2 'Comus' simply have more to offer. But it is round in the taste, simple and very pretty frills.
    • Finish
      Is this softwood? The sweet smoke is just great. The wood fire still glows noticeably, it seems. In combination with the great sweetness I experience a mouthfeel like after enjoying a dark fir honey, to try a slightly more distant association. A tingling sensation on the tongue. It is back out again very pleasantly warm in the mouth. One does not not often; but definitely like it.

  3. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Currently being sold in a charity auction at  https://www.bruichladdich.com/article/whisky-auction-marie-curie

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