But for !! 127 € !! for !! Octoore !!, from which you can now expect good 200ppm phenol and last but not least for this mysterious !! OBA-fuss !! ... that's for me to Orpheus, Comus , 6.1 simply the total pipe cracker. Sorry guys, mission failed! (Or I'm just too stupid for an ingenious whisky - should happen.) 8) -------------- Control tasting 2 days later, this time as first and not after three other whiskys.
Somewhat fuller, sweeter on the nose, but otherwise I stick to my notes.
Do not get me wrong, the whisky is not bad. Fat, sweet, tasty, strong in the mouth, strongly smoky sherry / wine barrel whisky (with a little weak nose). I like to drink.
But he does not knock me off the stool. The smoke is unspectacular for an Octomore and I find nothing out of the ordinary, no kick, no "concept".
In that sense, that is a disappointment to me.
(If that's a Caol-Ila- or Bunna-HP-sherry-strength for 60 €, I would go, but not so.)
Undiluted: Here I can not go with most pre-tasters - concretely, I find only quite cozy, undefined smoke and dark chocolate / cocoa, you can feel somehow the existing strength and concentration, the alcohol does not stand out, but the flavors do not really want fan out, so + water: drops, wait, sniff, drop, wait, sniff ... it really does not get better. Cocoa, rather cozy smoke ... maybe a little bit of Maggi passes by, a small pinch of tobacco, a barbecue far away in the backyard of the neighbor, but that's it. So what the 15 people have snooped in front of me there, I can not understand with the best will, the fruity, the complexity - nil.
Fat, full-bodied, dark chocolate, Sachertorte, a touch of jam of black cherries / blackberries, the smoke is very well integrated -> roast crust (honey-coated) / sweet tobacco ... rather tasty, but the AHA or OBA effect stay out of here too.
medium dark-chocolate-sweet, so a pepper-and-salt feeling stays longer, the smoke is also rather cozy