Octomore 07.2/208 Cask Evolution

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

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  1. ScotchingHard

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    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Bottle opened on 5/27/2018, and killed on 4/12/2019. Bruichladdich Distillery OB Octomore Edition 07.2 5 years old 58.5% ABV Bottled 2015 Price: 182 USD I dig Octomore. Some consider them a gimmick. You really have to taste the good ones blind to understand that this is not a gimmick. Age statement does not equal maturity statement, and I could easily mistake the best Octomores for a 20-something year old Islay whisky. Unfortunately, 7.2 is not one of the better Octomores I've tasted. The Syrah wine finish adds some acidity, which when combined with the huge salty and smoky notes, reminds me of salted fish that has sat out in the sun for a whole day, and you are questioning whether or not you should eat it. The finishing actually makes the 7.2 taste younger than the 7.1; there are some extra metallic notes that I do not appreciate. This is nonetheless a good whisky. As with all Octomores, there's a huge farm funk, and thick black ash. The first word that comes to mind is "fracking." But for ~$200, there are better Octomores. Rating (Price not factored): 89 / 100 Purchase Satisfaction (Price factored): 2.5 / 5
    182.0 USD per Bottle
  2. bravadom

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    5.0
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  3. seamusmcgee

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  4. massbath

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  5. bgni78

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    4.25
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  6. houle

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    4.5
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  7. Andrew-Nguyen

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    4.0
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    Color: Bright gold Nose: High in alcohol. A touch of caramel. Palette: Mindblowing bursts of ocean, the sea and salt. Strong and unforgettable. Finish: Dry. Strong peat and sweet finish. A solid travel exclusive. Needs a touch of water as it is too strong without it.
  8. whisky_viking

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  9. bengman

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    4.5
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  10. kavemanbob

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    5.0
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