- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Ochdamh-mor 167 PPM
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Mourvedre, Sauternes, Sweet Wine, Amarone
- Number of bottles
- 58.4 % Vol.
- 200 ml 700 ml 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L 161343 17/179
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail
- Added on
- 08 Aug 2017 5:49 pm by holborndrinker
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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
- Degrades strongly after 2 months of opening
- 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.
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.
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.
medium long, slightly metallic, wood smoke, liquorice, becoming dry
- Close to peated perfection!
smoke, bonfire, ham, sweet, grapes, port, sea breeze, salt, iodine, engine oil,
sweet, citrus, green apple, lemon, smoke, grapes, berries, honey, vanilla, raisins, chocolate, brown sugar, campfire, pepper, cinnamon, clove, Christmas cake, hazelnuts
smoke, cinnamon, clove, Christmas cake, vanilla, grapes, cherries, tobacco, salt, lemon, sea breeze, hazelnuts
- 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
Smoke, ashes, red fruits (raspberry, strawberry, some dark grapes, dark cherries), dried fruits, raisins, overripe peaches and oranges, hints of caramel, great Amarone influence.
Sweet spicy smoke. Tobacco, red fruits again very present, tar, cigar punch, dark chocolate, leather.
Long. Liquorice, red fruits, tobacco, ashes.
- 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
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
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
some mint, cotton candy, smoke, cold, sticky, a little salt on the tip of the tongue
- I do not like it, but I like it.
Smoky sweet orange peels, burned and wet charcoal, gradually red fruit come through, vinous, juicy and intense blood orange
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
Viney red fruits mixed with smoke and oak, very sweet wood tones, very light bitterness, bittersweet creaminess on the palate
- 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!
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.
now the peat comes into play. BOOM. wow, beautiful texture. incredible complexity. the peat and the wine casks work great with each other.
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.
- 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