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Octomore Edition 08.4 Masterclass / 170 PPM

Overall rating
87.55/100
votes
107
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virgin Oak
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Virgin Oak Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055807408387
Added on
08 Aug 2017 5:54 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 178,30

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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 08.4 Masterclass / 170 PPM

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.55 points

  1. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nearly civilized with its 170 ppm, this version of Octomore has known for 20% a full maturation in new barrels. The remaining 80% went through a first phase in old barrels of bourbon, before joining the barrels that contained the previous version, that is to say the 07.4. Distilled in 2009 on a barley basis harvested in 2008 in Scotland exclusively, this whisky was the equivalent of a fire of spices and peat if it had been raised exclusively in new barrels. This is why the cellar master wished to soften it somewhat with these bourbon casks. Probably my favorite of the series, although I am still looking for the 08.2 edition. www.passionduwhisky.com
    • Nose
      Nose: Of a rare intensity at the opening, this Octomore will calm down at once. It is an earthy and medicinal whisky that finally appears disciplined. We have vanilla, but also lemon syrup, notes of wood, ginger, a well-marked cinnamon. Yes a very accomplished nose, rich and balanced. There is this smell that leaves an overripe banana, coconut and I would say liquorice.
    • Taste
      Palate: The spices seem to make the whisky sparkle on the tongue. The beast is always present, it is just controlled. This muddy aspect comes to balance the debate, seeming to bring with it the fruity that we met on the nose. Then comes the liquorice, the cinnamon. Of course it's smoked to perfection, we feel this earthy peat, this burnt wood. Pepper and cloves try to move into the foreground, but systematically caught by fruit more fat, more ripe, which offers a very nice experience.
    • Finish
      Final: Immediately salt is deposited in the entire mouth. There is what worked well in advance, liquorice, spices, but also a kind of caramelized coffee, I love this whisky. Peat, camphor, tobacco ash.

  2. Arranmään scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    When I first heard about Octomore, I was told they are the smokiest whiskys in the world. Which I actually tried, did not fulfill this predicate. This one, though. I can not think of anything comparable. However, I am dissatisfied with the price-performance ratio. Good he is. But not for the price. That costs him two points. 86
    • Nose
      Ashy smoke from the campfire, mineral / salty, leather, light sweetness in the background: could be vanilla, with some time more intense sweetness reminiscent of sugar beet syrup, then comes weakly a sour red fruit: sour cherries With water, dried fruits are added to the nose.
    • Taste
      Taste: First some chocolate and coffee overlaid with ashen smoke from the campfire as in the nose, oak. In the mouth he will drink more pleasantly with water.
    • Finish
      Finish: medium long, warming (the alcohol can not be talked away), the smoke stays nice long.

  3. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Octomore Masterclass 08.4​Strength: 58.7% abvDistilled: 2009; bottled as an eight-year-oldPhenol level: 170ppmCask: 20% virgin oak casks; 80% first-fill American oak casks, finished in second-fill virgin oak from France.Availability: 12,000 bottles; global release in 2018

  4. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sample from DarrenHJA
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet peat smoke, damped peatbog, organic compost, fairly meaty and salty. Traditional Chinese dried pork sausage, Dong Guai (Chinese traditional herb). Interesting but not really well integrated. More vanilla after the first sip.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet and ashy, salty and spicy. Smoky of course.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Ashy, smoky, salty, malty and pretty long finish.

  6. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Helena4 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    It's perfect
    • Nose
      90 90
      Strong, alcoholic. Smells more peated when you add some water.
    • Taste
      100 100
      Perfectly balanced peat + vanilla + a lot more different aromas
    • Finish
      95 95
      Salty, creamy (vanilla) aftertaste with the smoke still present

  9. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Meaty whisky, full of smoky salty pork!
    • Nose
      Smoky salty pork! Then change to bak-gua, and then bbq smoke pork. Is this pork whisky. Vanilla, barley sweetness. At one point it smells like a raw pork!
    • Taste
      Salty coal with vanilla coated. No pork here! Outrageous!!
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet with some coal ashes~ how lovely is that!

  10. DrBardamu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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