Octomore 5 Year Old Edition 05.1 169ppm

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 59.5%

Octomore 5 Year Old / Edition 05.1 / 169ppm

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Product Description

The late 2012 release under Bruichladdich's Octomore label, peated to a fairly astounding 169ppm. Expect fire from the cask strength and lots of smoke, but also some elegance hiding behind the fireworks. As ever the producer's notes (below) are well worth a read.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    • Character

      This strong, handsome, well-endowed warrior leaps from the glass smouldering with the passion and fire that reflects the characteristics of Islay. The warm smoky sweetness, the power of Atlantic swells, the passion of the Celts and the unbowed pride of the Scots all there in your hand. How blessed are you?.

    • Colour

      Cadmium yellow/ jasmine.

    • Nose

      Blazing peat fires send sparks of joy onto the unsuspecting olfactory system captivating and ravishing the senses which have never had such natural pleasure. Now they are aroused, thrilled, stimulated and in awe of the strength and youth of the spirit. The barley is shimmering, the oak mellowing, the fruits bursting, the Atlantic squalls detonating. The peat smoke smouldering, the sea mists swirling, the heathland hedonistic; welcome to the aromatic world of the hand made, heavy peated, slow distilled, maritime matured single malt.

    • Palate

      The texture of the spirit is endless, super smooth. On entry it is absolutely sensational; it’s like “Wow”! Don’t worry you’re going to be ok, I promise – the initial palate presence is one of juniper oil, peat smoked barley, salted biscuits, light iodine, crushed cinnamon, then on the second phase the citrus flavours of grapefruit, tangerine, honeyed lemon together with the sweetness of pear & pineapple add a whole new dimension to the complexity of the spirit. The fruits balance the marine notes; the oaky nutty ginger flavours combat the peat and the citrus helps cool the heat of the fire. Perfect balance.

    • Finish

      The heat from the peat embers will warm the soul into the wee small hours and as you awaken next morning your senses will ask: “Did that really happen?”, hoping with all your heart that it will happen again.

    • Mood

      Close your eyes as you inhale, you will be spiritually transported to the island of great distillers, with a terroir unique and natural where the never-ending call of the sea is the anthem of the Ileach.


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Customer Reviews

5 (3 Reviews)

  • 5


    Unbelievable for such a young potent, even by Isla standards. 169ppm phenol obliterates the palette at first sip, staining you now to love no other. And yet, the peat is rich and dark, missing the iodine bite of a Laphroig... making the ridiculous phenol level quite pleasant and willing to give way to subtle fruit, salt, and honey notes on the second visit. A bit pricey for a 5yo, but worth every penny. Drink it alone, not to be wasted on your sophomoric friends...

  • Cosmin Marginean,

    Nose: Heavy Diesel and smoke Palate: Smoke and a hint of honey Finish: Very silky and smooth for this ABV. The peat is lingering so in a sampling make sure you leave this for last. Truly impressive. I would recommend having it in a tasting with other (preferably fruity) samples, to truly unveil its potential.

  • Smokiechops,

    An amazing whisky. So smooth for 59.5%. It's got everything, its sweet and savoury tons of peat, smoke, fruity and nutty. You won't be dissapointed.