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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 1982 AD
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.09 points
- Cacao from sherry wood, vanilla icecream and strawberry jam, robust maltiness of course, enjoyable a lot!!
- Interesting bottling from Aultmore.
Bananas, raisins, dried fruits, some briny notes, along with roasted seaweed, hints of toffee, and tobacco.
A bit closed, drier than expected. Oak dominates, with slight notes of dried bananas and toffee. A bit of tobacco in the mix as well.
Quite pleasant, some sweeter notes come late to the party and offer a great balance. A few grassy notes linger. Most of the good stuff actually happens when the glass is empty.
- As you would expect here, the sherry cask dominates. However, we still find nice subtle traces of the distillery character. Nose: sour, acetone, citrus, grassy, berries, dry sherry, vanilla pod, leather, spices. Taste: All the notes from the nose, but sweeter on dried fruits & marzipan. Gives the impression of sour dried mango, burnt toffee, bitter dark chocolate (verging on coffee beans), walnut shells, scorched hazelnuts, antique furniture and candle wax. I strongly recommend adding water to tame the hefty sour/bitter astringency & spiciness of this elderly dram - doing so rounds it out, making it sweeter and more balanced.
- Aultmore 35 year (Adelphi) 54.8%
N: Dry and smokey, wax and tobacco, leather and blueberries, beautiful nose with plenty to explore. A little rye spice pops it’s head out, luxardo cherries, dates, fresh mint.
P: The nose did not lie. There is wax, Mexican dark chocolate, cherries in syrup, dry, almond paste, allspice. Water makes it sweeter and creamier, but flattens out the finish. I prefer without
F: Dark chocolate, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg (allspice) Dry, cherry cough syrup, marzipan, chili pepper, ginger powder, bergamot, long. The finish is my favorite part of this one. Goes forever with so many great flavors.
Thoughts: A wonderful old school sherry bomb that is more on the dry side (preference) with spicy chili/ginger notes that times remind me of an old rye. Very cool and plenty to explore on this one. It’s got a youthfulness to it, even with 35 years in the cask.
pear, licorice, oak, roasted nuts, sharp chemical, flower, fruity
very very dry, sherried (refill?), vanilla, dried fruit,
- Wow, great nose, which is almost topped by the taste. You can also add good water, which opens in something else and the fruit produces even better. Beautifully intense without any flavor sticking out uncomfortable.
Direct sherry, full, complex, I know directly that I will spend the next half hour just smelling, a potpourri of dark fruits, roasted nuts, marzipan, over it is a touch of espresso, not too sweet, but quite dry overall, spicy oak, overall, this nutty marzipan note is quite dominant, plus some freshness of mint mixed with chocolate, After the first sip, I also have blood orange.
In the mouth it starts sweeter, creamy and intense, here ostensibly the potpourri of dark fruits, dark chocolate, then it becomes dry, solid oak, goes well with the sweetness of the fruit, tart, grapefruit, really heavy, a touch of licorice, marzipan comes to very complex
creamy, and the mouth is very dry, a light sweetness is still there as a counterpart, still fruity, marzipan still lies like a veil over everything, long lasting