Octomore Edition 08.2 Masterclass / 167 PPM

Overall rating
88.69/100
votes
545
Whiskybase ID
WB99306
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

€ 348.69

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 08.2 Masterclass / 167 PPM

73 users have left 76 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.69 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Whisky is of course extremely youthful, sharp, tart with the inherent dusty-cardboard tones, but at the same time quite pleasant, attractive, captivating with its simplicity and pressure.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, a lot of oak, cardboard, dust, very sharp shades, young, burnt branches, creamy toffee toffee, salted caramel; leather goods, tobacco, caustic mineral-industrial notes, dry herbs.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, continuation of the aroma - a lot of oak, tart, sharp, softened by creamy sweetness, cardboard, dust, leather goods, mineral-industrial and sour-metallic tones, berry-fruity sweet motifs.
    • Finish
      Spicy, invigorating, mineral-industrial, oak, tobacco, creamy shades, toffee, boiled condensed milk, salted caramel, strong sour-metallic tones, leather goods, berry jam.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quick comparison with the Octomore 10yo Third Release WID:114302

    The PPM salary is the same and they are of a similar age.

    The 08.2 is a little darker in color.
    On the nose, the 08.2 looks a little fresher and actually a little younger. Since the 10 is full. The smoke on the 10 is also somehow darker and richer.
    Also in the mouth basically the same game. The 10 seems more mature, confident and calm. But at the same time more intense and mouth-filling.

    So the basic character is very similar in both and the differences probably only become so clear in parallel. If you like Octomore, you can't go wrong with either one. For me, however, the 10 won this duel.

  3. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
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      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Find Edition 09.2 much better.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Astrid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Wow, I really like the Mourvedre here. Earthy spices and game match the Octomore profile. For the full review, go here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/04/octomore-hoch-drei/
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One of my favorite bottlings from this series.
    • Nose
      Smoke, ham, candied fruit.
    • Taste
      Ham, some honey with a hint of hazelnuts and almonds, with cherries and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long, ham and dark chocolate remain.

  9. Hagerboe scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  12. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very charcoal - if it stayed that way: the wine influence is not positive, hits
    at least not my taste because of the artificiality.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich ham aroma, phenolic smoke - really great.
      In between hints of smoked forest fruits.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Round, oily, smoky - and then unfortunately the slightly artificial wine note strikes.
    • Finish
      85 85
      At the end it will be dry as a fist and slightly bitter.

  13. yggr scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. The_Osprey scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Octomore 8.2. Consumed Jan 2019. Aroma has only soft smoke, some baked apple. Taste is spiced and boozy, oily, pretty oily in fact, the peat character is as sharp as a knife - the concentration of the peat character is almost raspy rather than smoky, once again the spirit is dense to the point of lacking complexity. The smoke doesn't come across here as it did in 8.1, and I much preferred that one to this. 3.25/78

  16. Furosin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sweet smoke in the glass or in the entire room, campfire, oranges, lemon, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla
    • Taste
      oily, smoke, pepper, wood, citrus fruits, honey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel
    • Finish
      long, smoke, wood, chocolate, coffee, leather

  17. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. Mathee Islay 1903 scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    rich peat

  19. BenjaminDann scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  20. dapoinbua scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.

  21. 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

  22. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Heavy and spicy wine, this must be the influence of Amarone or Mourvedre. The wood and the vinous influence mix, then it changes to red fruits, raspberries and blackcurrants, tempered by a little iodine, and the peat finally rises. Slightly smoky and charred, earthy, it blends very well with the heady reflections of sweet wine. Red plum skin, quetsches, muscat grapes. Metal reflections, iron filings. It's almost disgusting, this red wine. Fermented fruits. On the palate, tannins, heather earth, sun-crushed blackberries, blueberries, then a few spices, but light, coarse salt, nutmeg. Finally, the Sauternes makes you feel, but very little, white fruit marinated in sugar, currants and mirabelles. Very long finish, but not very strong, on varnished wood and chocolate, fig jam, some fruit from the orchard.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/12/octomore-2008-masterclass-082-8-yo.html
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  23. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. ValStern scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. jazzvilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  26. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wine barrel octomores are exactly my thing!
    • Nose
      The strong smoke comes first, of course, but it immediately brings with it a lot of other aromas. It's sweet, fruity and also hearty. Preserved fruits, sweet malt sugar, marinated steak. Some tobacco and earthy tones on the back. Very complex nose that takes a long time to disassemble!
      With water he reveals the more maritime notes. The smoke becomes ashier and cooler. With a little sea breeze and raspberries.
    • Taste
      Warming and intensely aromatic. Not sharp. Wonderfully oily on the tongue. Clear wine notes, pleasantly dry. Fine pepper. Strong oak. Lots of barbecue smoke on the palate.
      With water it becomes lighter and milder.
    • Finish
      Warm and long. Pleasantly spicy. Is getting drier. The smoke stays forever ... typically Octomore!

  27. VanOpek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      dried plum/apricot/raisin, forest fruits: blackberries, blueberries, sweet and volatile, cherry tincture, flowers and honey, sweet red wine, red grape, chocolate, coconut,
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweetness, cherry / cherry / pepper and spices, red fruit, hints of oak and vanilla, smoke, peat, campfire, raspberry and wild strawberry
    • Finish
      86 86
      dry and spicy, new wood, light bitterness, chili, oak, peat, smoke, well balanced, tobacco and cocoa

  28. 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

  29. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  30. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  31. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting at Voss
    • Nose
      88 88
      Salty, round, maximum 20 years, cardboard, 52%, there is somehow a strange bad note, cowshed?
    • Taste
      88 88
      Boah, not so round at first, very funny on the face, sweet, salty, tingling, but rather 55% and rather younger, but also exciting.
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. Arquebus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A complex dance between dry/ bitter and sweet notes with touches of fruit and spice wrapped in smoke in both the nose and palate.
    Nose: the dry bitter aspects are found in delicate phenols and more assertive coal / earthy damp wood, compost. This aspect sits juxtaposed with sweet smoke - think vanilla and caramel waivers wrapped in sweet smoke? Just slight touches of farmyard spices and fruit.
    On the palate - initially sweet - still smokey - but a waft of coconut, more fruity notes and then a more bitter phenolic finish with a raft of smoke and alcohol. With water it opens a little and there are touches of linseed and more coconut. Gristy malt, carbolic, porridge and a touch of burnt sugar right to the finish.
    wow! A trip round Islay with nuances that remind me of all the distilleries. a nod especially to Kilchoman (Sauternes cask of course), the phenols of Laphroaig and the softer smoke notes of Lagavullin and Ardbeg.
    The wine casks have worked a real harmony with this Octomore. There’s a balance and identity which stands out to me in contrast to the 3rd ed. 10yr old which I also have on the go.

  33. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  34. Likudi scored this whisky 83 points Shoplink Moderator

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

  35. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Had following the 09.2, and this is a bit more brash. Bold, strong flavors like one expects. Sweetness comes through, I just happen to prefer the Bordeaux. This has a oak influence that was missing in 09.2, just is less cohesive in general to me.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, icing sugar, light acrid smoke, nougat, hint of menthol,
    • Taste
      88 88
      Bold, abv is here, sweet, tangy, bbq sauce, grapes, oaky dryness
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet oak, smoked meat, wine sugars,

  36. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    All elements in one bottle! Gorgeous full-bodied whisky for thoughtful drinking.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  37. mattheww scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  38. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tried at the Whisky Stammtisch, therefore shortened notes.
    Was a usual above average malt from Octomore, nice mixture of dry-herbaceous and lightest fruit notes, with the well-known, well-integrated smokiness.
    • Nose
      Capers, bitter orange, camphor, dry algae, dry leather, clove, malt, licorice, nutmeg
    • Taste
      Capers, black pepper, ginger, burnt herb mix, forest honey, toasted oak, light mint and roasted malt, chestnut, very dry raspberries
    • Finish
      Medium length, anise, licorice, capers, tree resin

  39. klasek scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Inspiring, there is everything, dark & milk chocolate, sweet wine, vanilla. ????????????
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peat, dry, bitter
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet & peated

  40. drenknacheen74 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Very tasty octomore! I like the combination of smoke, ham and berry fruit. Very fruity on the palate (strawberries, raspberries, grapes) with a sweet kick, and smoked ham on the finish! Delicious!

    It can be enjoyed with water ..

  41. wiedis scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  42. Pyromann scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very distinctive and interesting thing to finish after some port or similar wine. I like the fact that it is distinctive, roughly smoky, but at the same time it combines very well with sweetness, also distinctive and dense. I like it. I've seen more peaty pieces, but this one is not so meaninglessly expensive on Octomore (but of course it is expensive). I directly compared with Ardbeg 19 Traigh Bhan and Octomore was more intriguing.
    • Nose
      Smoke, roughness combined with sweetness of red wine. Lighted charcoal, ash. Smoked salinity - Schwarzwald ham.
    • Taste
      Smoke, coal, roughness, much complemented by sweetness after red wine. Roses, barricade. Dense, intense, sharp.
    • Finish
      Smoky-sweet-woody. Sharp, intense.

  43. niklas080690 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. gaboruso scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  45. spagr scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Definitely flat nose. Flat taste. But 5 secs after huge explosion of chocolate and nuts.

  46. Joint86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky. The 08.1 release seemed more complicated and interesting, but this one is good too.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Deep, saturated. Damp skin, malt, refined foliage, yeast, some tar and bonfire. Dried fruits are barely audible
    • Taste
      82 82
      Much easier than flavor. Sharp, buttery, metal. Peat is clearly felt.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Pleasant, medium duration. Mostly a quenched fire is felt.

  47. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is that ‘bacon’ whisky.. very lovely

    Nose, taste and finishes like a breakfast bacon.. but it’s a drink for the night, that reminds you about that bacon you ate in the morning.

  48. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is that ‘bacon’ whisky.. very lovely

    Nose, taste and finishes like a breakfast bacon.. but it’s a drink for the night, that reminds you about that bacon you ate in the morning.

  49. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    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

  50. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    What a lovely combination of a smoke Octomore with a variety of wine casks. Outstanding whisky! Love it!
    • Nose
      a lot of sweet wine, delicious salty smoke, bacon, vanilla
    • Taste
      very winey, oily, mouth full, sweet dried fruits, almost like sherry
    • Finish
      Long, winey, sweet

  51. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I smell raisins, a slight smoky note.

    The intense smoke is only on the tongue. Clouds of smoke, like from the chimney. Ham and smoked bacon.

    The Schlotfeger sends greetings.

  52. Torgeir4 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  53. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      intense, spicy, complex smoke, cola
      from medically over leather to tobacco notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      surprisingly sweet - subtly sour
      Cola with ginger and maggi
    • Finish
      87 87
      rauchig, salzig

  54. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      slightly smoky, complex, vanilla, leather, fire, ashes, charcoal, bacon, nuts, chocolate, orange, aniseed, sourdough, brown sugar, banana, nuts
    • Taste
      red wine, raisins, wood, BBQ, charcoal, toasted bread, strawberry jam, peat, mint, chocolate, coffee, caramel, nutmeg

  55. 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

  56. Jaydee scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky! Well balanced. Explosion of taste. Smoke, peat, sweet fruit, oak. Long finish. I am a big octomore fan and this expression certainly confirms why.

  57. Nikilema scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  58. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Much better than I thought, sherry cask? A lot of red fruits, rotten vegetables, rusty tools, smoked salmon, huge palate, long finish with a lot of spices.

  59. Laga93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  60. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  61. zaphod155 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    https://www.talkingaboutwhisky.de/2018/04/24/quick-notes-octomore-masterclass-08-2-167-ppm/ 

  62. zaphod155 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    'The dark side of the masterclass'. Many warm, dark aromas and full in the mouth. The impressions of the eye, nose and mouth are in harmony
    • Nose
      Clear, but soft smoky notes with maritime impact (and that, although I had the glass not yet on the nose). Red grapes, malt, a little bit of ash. Behavioral bacon and prunes. All of a sudden come blackberries and raspberries. There is also a trace of sulfur. With a little water, you can smell cappuccino and the smoke gets weaker.
    • Taste
      Strong, dark fruity approach with a certain sharpness. This flies quite fast and makes the sweetness and a light spice place. Raisins, dark chocolate and mint. With water it is creamier, chocolatier and malty.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and ... look, there's the smoke again.

  63. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    this is definitely good, rich wines combined with sweet and rich peatiness

  64. 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

  65. psiiik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  66. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I agree with Goethe. Complex and a very good wine finish again. The oak and the dryness might be exaggerated at the finish. 89/90.
    • Nose
      Forest fruits, camphor, smoke, salted caramel and acidic wines. Vanilla and grass.
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy. Tobacco, antique leather, tannic oak, cocoa and a bit of mixed fruit jam.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, smoky, oaky.

  67. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An octomore quite atypical and delicious, the old age was of wine gives it another dimension superb!
    • Nose
      Beautiful, light peat and red berries, caramel, dried apricots and chocolate
    • Taste
      very sweet peat, cherry, very "octomore" red fruits in addition
    • Finish
      sweet and long between peat and cherry a delight!

  68. Murphy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The Octomore has grown up. From the young beast to the purring cuddly beast. Excellent development.
    • Nose
      Sweet ham. Vinous creamy smoke. Where is the alcohol? Just do not get water. Reminiscent of the beautiful PCs from various wine barrels, only with more ash and Kaminduft.
    • Taste
      Apricots and dark cherries. There comes the alcohol, but still no reason to water. Leather, cigar and wood. Like a worn club chair.
    • Finish
      Warm and long. Ash from oak fire. Dark fruits in the finish.

  69. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.

  70. Dominik scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    This is a lovely dram with peat that is gentle and perfectly balanced alongside sweet aromas. No water required at all.
    • Nose
      Earthy peat with apricot jam. There are hints of smoked meat, grass and flowers... barbecue in a hayfield? But what jumps out at you the most beside the very pleasant peat is the fruitiness and sweetness from ripe oranges and berries.
    • Taste
      Wonderful right from the first sip! Gentle smoke with plenty of oak and dark chocolate. Sweet red fruits, cherries and strawberries, mixed with slightly bitter yellow fruits, oranges and apricots.
    • Finish
      The peat stays with you but does so in the background, leaving room for cherries and bitter chocolate to shine through. Red wine grapes and dry oak later.

  71. Dudley1512 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    • Nose
      Smoked almonds, apricot and a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Smoke with a gentle sweetness. Balanced combination of sweet wine with smoke.
    • Finish
      Very long, creamy, almost like whip cream. After a while a wisp of black currants and red grapes.

  72. Markie81 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  73. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  74. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Octomore 8.2 - smoky cherries meet. First the smoke cools the nose then the whisky becomes really complex. Oranges, vanilla and sweet dark fruits rise in the smoke. In the finish one notices the oak and the chocolate. With water it becomes more open but also thinner. Overall, really cool without water!

  75. Drochaid scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    CHARACTER Exotic, rich and fruity. Layered and complex, this is all about the cask story.

    AROMA Peat smoke comes first but not dominant, there is red fruit, aniseed and barley sugar/boiled sweets. Smoke weaves between the other notes as they come, stewed apple, raspberry, blackcurrant, dried apricots and chocolate. Orange, mince pies and Turkish delight hint at the cask history then
    cherry wafers and coconut open out to floral notes of hay, geranium and Parma violets.

    TASTE Warming and sweet, deep fruit and satin-like smoke. The oak feels a little dry then lifts to become toasted bread, bubble-gum sweetness and strawberry Jam. Adding a drop or two of water opens up the Islay DNA of salt spray, ozone and citrus. As it opens you find rose petal, Turkish delight, praline and more strawberry jam, all the while the
    smoke is in the background holding everything together.

    FINISH
    Typical Octomore. Smoke comes through, a dry peat smoke, with malted barley and cherry, then goes out on its own..

    COLOUR Ruby red

    ( BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY CO.LIMITED.)
     

  76. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "INITIATION BRINGS PROVOCATION. ALL OF THE OPULENT SPIRIT IN 08.2 SPENT THE FIRST SIX YEARS OF ITS LIFE IN ONE OF THREE DIFFERENT STYLES OF WINE CASK.

    French Mourvedre – a red wine grape that has a reputation for producing intense red fruit, and strong, earthy, even gamey flavours.

    Austrian sweet wines – full bodied and charming with an ability to challenge convention with innovative techniques.

    French Sauternes – casks from the Graves section in Bordeaux that previously held some of the most revered and exclusive dessert wines the world has ever seen.

    All of the above were second fill casks which had calmed the wood perfectly in preparation for a longer maturation with the mighty Octomore before being ACEd into fresh Amarone casks for a period of two years.

    The Octomore 08.2 edition is:

    167ppmDistilled in 2008 using 100% Scottish barley, from 2007 harvest

    Global travel retail exclusive

    36,000 btls only

    58.4% ABV"

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