Octomore Masterclass 08.3/309 Islay Barley

Peated Single Malt

Octomore // Islay, Scotland

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  1. Guiniga

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  2. decocar1

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  3. -------411

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Smokey Bones
  4. -------411

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  5. -------411

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  6. thpmarc

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  7. bornyhake

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    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  8. jgerdes87

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    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
  9. ScotchingHard

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    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Octomores are expensive. I am a fan of Octomore. Most of them are worth the price of admission. This one is not. Octomore has marketed themselves as the peatiest of all whiskies, and the 8.3 is the peatiest of all Octomores. You would expect such a whisky to be unforgettable, but it is not. Being a fan of peat is like being a fan of hot sauce. If you are so inclined, there are plenty of hot sauces claiming to be at insane levels of heat, and they will hurt your palate, to be sure, but they are forgettable curiosities after the initial cataclysm on contact. Octomore 8.3 offers much less depth than other Octomores, but, I agree, it is the peatiest. This shit tastes like if your lung cancer got cancer. Wheareas previous Octomores taste remarkably mature for their age, this one tastes like it is 5 years old, and there’s very little to draw from it rather than a hateful style of metallic Terminator T-800 peat. I normally score the travel retail exclusive Octomores (x.2) as the worst Octomores, because I have a bias against TREs. But when some TRE Octomores are tasted blind against 8.3, this is my least favorite Octomore. However, I must still emphasize that I am a fan of Octomore, and I would still clearly consume this whisky if the price was right, valuing a bottle at $100. Score: 0 (forgettable) How much does a bottle cost: $200-250 How much do I think a bottle is worth: $100
    241.0 USD per Bottle
  10. William-Charles-Dunham

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
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