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Octomore Edition 08.2 Masterclass / 167 PPM

Overall rating
88.69/100
votes
437
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ochdamh-mor 167 PPM
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Mourvedre, Sauternes, Sweet Wine, Amarone
Number of bottles
36000
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 161343 17/179
Barcode
5055807406178
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
08 Aug 2017 5:49 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 172.79

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 08.2 Masterclass / 167 PPM

58 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.69 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Degrades strongly after 2 months of opening
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    As with many Octomore one does not notice here his small age. Also drinkable without water, but a bit spicy. Very complex nose, despite the first superimposed smoke.
    In the mouth then a little closed and not so complex.
    Even water does not help much there, but the sharpness disappears immediately.
    • Nose
      89 89
      First of all, of course, decent wood smoke, smoked ham, some leather, then it will be sweet and spicy. Nutmeg, ginger, malt, citrus notes, carnation. The alcohol is there, but does not sting ... goes in the direction of impregnating spray. Occasionally, orange and cinnamon sparkle.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sparkling, spicy, light sweetness, pepper, ginger, smoke, bitter honey, orange peel, tannins, some mint, malt, coffee beans.
      With water it gets milder, latte and caramel.
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium long, slightly metallic, wood smoke, liquorice, becoming dry

  3. dandan798 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Close to peated perfection!
    • Nose
      93 93
      smoke, bonfire, ham, sweet, grapes, port, sea breeze, salt, iodine, engine oil,
    • Taste
      96 96
      sweet, citrus, green apple, lemon, smoke, grapes, berries, honey, vanilla, raisins, chocolate, brown sugar, campfire, pepper, cinnamon, clove, Christmas cake, hazelnuts
    • Finish
      93 93
      smoke, cinnamon, clove, Christmas cake, vanilla, grapes, cherries, tobacco, salt, lemon, sea breeze, hazelnuts

  4. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    After the Octomore 7.2 Syrah another delicious wine finish. Of course the Amarone is calling the tune, red fruits and berries going a long way down with the very present smoke. A very well balanced malt but a bit to dry at the end. Concluding the 7.2 Octomore is in my opinion a nuance better intermeshed (the Octomore character and the Syrah finish). It's hard to get the Sauternes and the Amarone pulling on the same rope. Therefore it is a great result.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, ashes, red fruits (raspberry, strawberry, some dark grapes, dark cherries), dried fruits, raisins, overripe peaches and oranges, hints of caramel, great Amarone influence.
    • Taste
      Sweet spicy smoke. Tobacco, red fruits again very present, tar, cigar punch, dark chocolate, leather.
    • Finish
      Long. Liquorice, red fruits, tobacco, ashes.

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    As a friend of Sauternes ripening, it has not completely failed, but if you don't like sweet whisky, then it will be really difficult here, I've definitely had many better ones
    • Nose
      Slightly spicy smoke, cinnamon, sour, creamy, vanilla, a bit of caramel, still a bit edgy, you can feel the alcohol in the nose, the typical sweet wine notes come through, slightly nutty, also sweet
    • Taste
      Oily, smoke, intense, creamy, sweet, this is where the sweet wine strikes, sugary, ashy, honey, cotton candy, everything is candied, burnt caramel, here Amarone can be guessed at
    • Finish
      some mint, cotton candy, smoke, cold, sticky, a little salt on the tip of the tongue

  6. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I do not like it, but I like it.
    • Nose
      Smoky sweet orange peels, burned and wet charcoal, gradually red fruit come through, vinous, juicy and intense blood orange
    • Taste
      Sweet smoky start, neat bite, the sweetness is getting stronger, the vinous notes and the blood orange are immediately present again, with time a little creamy, a lot of heat in the mouth
    • Finish
      Viney red fruits mixed with smoke and oak, very sweet wood tones, very light bitterness, bittersweet creaminess on the palate

  8. BenjaminDann scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  9. dapoinbua scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Octomore 08.2 167PPM 8y VS Octomore 07.2 206PPM 5y

    firstly it has tobe said, that both drams are outstanding and, from a peat lover point of view, great expressions which have to be tried. although the 8.2 has lower ppm, you dont really feel that, even when comparing them side to side.

    the 8.2 is much more on the sweet and rich side, whereas the 7.2 is a bit fresher and more crisp. if the tastes had a color, the 8.2 would be orange, while the 7.2 would be a green fading into white wine colors. the 8.2 is the older one and this you get - also the wine influence seems stronger on this one. the 7.2 is a bit purer and edgier. still, both terrific drams. highly recommended!
    • Nose
      92 92
      when you expect the peat to give you a slap in the face - this is not what you will get smelling this octomore. the nose is very gentle, showing floral notes and fresh wine. high complexity, dried apricots, barley and hay. the bruichladdich dna shows its roots in this dram. beautiful nose with many layers of winey notes, stone fruit and cold ashes. muff and rotten fruit.
    • Taste
      92 92
      now the peat comes into play. BOOM. wow, beautiful texture. incredible complexity. the peat and the wine casks work great with each other.
    • Finish
      93 93
      looong and oily. transforms your mouth into an ashtray with marmelade and maritime sweetness. the salt ops up after a few seconds. i think this is my favorite octomore this far.

  10. martin_m scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    nose: grain, orange. sweet malt, sour cherries, half dried grapes, wood smoke and old wood.

    taste: sweet malt, wood smoke like a freshly put out campfire, old wood, tobacco, orange zest, stone fruit and some red berries.

    finish: wood fire, zest, brine/sea breeze, orange zest, red berries and non descript fruits

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