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Octomore Masterclass_08.2 / 167 PPM

Overall rating
88.60/100
votes
161
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Mourvedre, Sauternes, Sweet Wine, Amarone
Number of bottles
36000
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 161343 17/179
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
08 Aug 2017 5:56 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 159,68

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Masterclass_08.2 / 167 PPM

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.60 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Nikilema scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. Laga93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. zaphod155 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  10. schero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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

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