Aultmore 1997 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
20 years old
2x Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Mar 2018 11:12 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 116.50

4 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 1997 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. Official tasting note

    Nose: Ginger, peaches and cream; freshly cut grass and tarragon.

    Palate: Bung cloth, lemon zest, coriander and black pepper.

    Finish: Allspice, golden syrup, honey and then some citrus note.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    An very interesting Aultmore since I’m quite inexperienced with this distillery. Curious what this offers me.
    • Nose
      Great example of an evolving nose! Fresh tropical mix. Almost like that tropical multifruit juice you buy at the supermarket. Apricot and lychee. There’s a certain freshness that lies close to eucalyptus. After a while I get more darker flavors like gingerbread or spiced biscuit. Dough, freeze-dried herbs and wood resin. Multidimensional.
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily and a wee dryness. Truckloads of vanilla and honeyed candy. Sweet red apples and quite some spiciness. Alcohol integration is right on the edge of being a bit annoying. Surprisingly restless for a 20yo. This is definitely a good swimmer and with a good amount of water this shows more of it’s potential. It doesn’t get there completely but more then enough to be quite enjoyable.
    • Finish
      Medium length. A big swallow to process. Heavy stuff. Not something for the faint hearted out there. Quite some white pepper and dry oak. It tends to pull away a bit too tart which is a pitty.

      Time, water and handwarmth work really rewarding here. Don’t write this of too quickly.

  3. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nice fresh and spicy profile with enough flavours to discover behind it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A distinct fresh spiciness with aniseed, laurel, menthol and resin. Also a distinct fruitiness: phisalis (Cape gooseberry), apple, mango peel and mandarin. Some hessian and an association of fresh laundry round it off.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the front the're spices like coriander, ginger, peppermint, thyme and some hops (beer!). On the background peaches, apple, citrus oils, elderflower and vanilla. Breathes well, take your time with it!
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fresh garden herbs and laurel, some hay, lemon icing and fresh laundry. Becomes quite oaky and dry after a while.

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    good whisky without big ambitions and layering. Light, slightly dessert and rich enough
    • Nose
      Light honey honeycombs, green apples and tangerine zest, and after 20 minutes leaves in iodine and furniture lacquer and gradually fades away in field herbs
    • Taste
      dense and viscous as jelly, olive oil with spices and honey, standing in a glass - goes into the wood
    • Finish
      not long, light, wax, some honey and spices and wood

  5. Seashepherd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Petrenko scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


  7. davidloosli scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peach, soapy, rosewater, floral, Granny Smith apple (skin?), with water: earthier, musty, menthol cherry
    • Taste
      Creamy lemon, peppery, herbal, coriander, orange, grassy, with water: more austere, ginger, mint
    • Finish
      slight bitter note, else rather fresh, honey candy, fresh mown grass, with water: yuzu lemon, green tea

  8. kot1803 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N 22 P 21 F 21 B 21

  10. oleg.prystupa scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    In general, smooth, not outstanding Molot. The fragrance is 15 years old. There is a flaw in taste - a simple inexpressive, ordinary taste of bourbon mole. The aftertaste is short with hints of wax. 84


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