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Aultmore 2006 HiSp

Overall rating
86.47/100
votes
77
Whiskybase ID
WB110688
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hidden Spirits (HiSp)
Bottling serie
Highproof
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Amarone Cask Finish
Casknumber
AU618
Number of bottles
311
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2018/03/20 08:35 8/03037
Added on
15 apr 2018 11:32 am by Speyside
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.36

11 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2006 HiSp

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.47 points

  1. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    give this dram some oxygen and it rewards you with a lot of salty almond caramel. Great stuff with a great complexity and balance even for its age.

  2. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Powerful and fruity dram, citrus, ripe fruits, and surprisingly strong in alcohol for its Abv. But pleasant for sure.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, ripe fruits, citrus, apples. Even a whiff of smoke, stewed pears. Later on clearly some floral notes. Some whiffs of caramel as well.
    • Taste
      Powerful, fruity, ripe citrus, orange. Malty, honey. Full body, remains powerful and quite intense. A bit of pineapple.
    • Finish
      Still pretty powerful, warming. Some hints of orange and peach, and winegums. Pretty long finish.

  4. STL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Макс scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Ostap scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The aroma at first seemed quiet, simple and indistinct, with a palpable tenderness. But it constantly added some new and rather unusual nuances, which prompted him to sit longer and "listen" more closely. Expectations have come true, over time significantly added and "played". Pretty fine work. And then ... A cool pick! Alcoholic, thorny, simple. The pleasure begins and ends at the aroma stage.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Citrus (lemon and orange), palpable, pronounced fruity, light iodine, deeper mineral and herbal nuances, apple-flavored caramel, earthiness, hint of marsh peat, rye bread, pronounced wax (still warm) vanilla, toffee, violets, Kish-mouse grapes, oily aroma.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Prickly, brown, alcoholic, coffee and green apples.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Coffee, dry, alcoholic, pepper, with a sweet apple finish, binds a fresh tree, medium duration.

  9. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant young Aultmore with a nice Amarone effect. 87/88.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Floral. Yellow fruits, soap, metals, salted caramel and sawdust.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful. Waxy fruits, spicy oak, citruses, honey, caramel and wine.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, spicy, fruity.

  10. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    84
    Nose: evolving ... From the opening there is a light booze, soap and dust, characteristic of old Molts ... After standing for 5 minutes, the light booze remained, but there was a substitution of soap and dust for apple juice.
    Taste: very alcoholic ... A drop of water does not hurt ... after which the aroma opens - a cone leaves and a green apple appears ...
    In the taste of blood.
    Aftertaste: average duration.
    Just not my Molt .... I did not go.

  11. butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Steven79 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Syleo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    there is something going on in the glass, for the 11 maturity years and a finish of unknown length beautiful intense and varied impressions in the nose! The only slight deduction in my personal B-note results from the fact that the one or the other flavor impression, especially in the taste and in the throat rather something appears rather than to be fully integrated with each other. For an 11-year-old, ambitious but not yet unfairly priced, he is still worth a try-out for Amarone and Aultmore fans!

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    The rather small independent bottler Hidden Spirits - founded in 2013 in Ferrara in the northern Italian Emilia-Romagna - has specialized itself in the selection of exceptional whiskys and rums and is still not well known to us, even if appropriate bottlings in their like I think very appealing presentation with beautiful labels and an exceptional bottle shape have now found their way into a number of German shops.
    This past year also included an 11-year-old Aultmore with an Amarone finish. Amarone, or completely Amarone della Valpolicella (but not to be confused with the much lighter Valpolicella table wines), as Italian red wine from Veneto is certainly an obvious choice of barrel for an Italian bottler. For the dry red wine, similar to sweet wines, some of the grapes are dried before pressing, which leads to a comparatively high alcohol content, intense aromas and sometimes also the clear, eponymous bitterness.
    • Nose
      88 88
      In polished copper with a clear reddish tint, the Hidden Spirit sends numerous quick legs down the glass wall. Sweet and intensely fruity, almost exotic, mango, canned pineapple, pickled lychee, sour cherries and blackberries are on the nose. Together with meringue with a few drops of lime, malted turnip greens, Malaga ice cream, some orange peel and suede, a fine-sweet wine note is created - like faded rose petals in a cigar box, more fruity-heavy than flowery-light.
      Underneath tickle the freshly cut grass, a bundle of French herbs and ginger of the Aultmore Brennereicharakters in the nose, with some coconut, yellow pepper, tea and beeswax sometimes almost fresh gauze bandages similar to those otherwise used by Springbank. These different impressions alternate over and over again, with more air, the malty aspects of warm caramel sauce and nougat chocolate from the ex-bourbon base against the fruity bitterness of the Amarone finish increasingly prevail.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Only in the first moment in the taste strong marzipanig-sweet, then immediately rather dry, bitter-burning hot and sour, the sour cherries and thus the Amarone-heritage completely take the helm in the mouth. The herbaceous turnip greens are still there, as well as honey, Málaga ice cream, sugarcane and malted black bread, but always framed by citrus fruits from orange to grapefruit, the blackberries and a few softwood logs. A constant tightrope walk between superficially sharp bitterness and oily sweetness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish slowly rises to the nostrils, nutty marzipan paste, honey and cherry juice meet olive oil. A hearty response to the wine barrel, herbal spice, green bananas, grapes and their pitted cores leave an almost furry impression.

  14. Jefe666 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

  15. jeadk scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Trops scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Molt is very unbalanced.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sour and fermented nose with a predominance of white grapes. Blindly would suggest grape distillate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Much better flavor. Tree, spices.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Velvety, medium duration.

  17. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Balance (20,5)
    Young but not bad, the finish did not save and there was too much alcohol (82)
    Go
    • Nose
      Sour, wine ... dry, grapes and alcohol ... berries and raw bread, spices and wood dust. (20.5)
      Go
    • Taste
      Dry, wine, spicy (20,5)
      Go
    • Finish
      Grape sourness, pepper, caramel ... the finish is average, fairly fresh ... a bit of wood (20.5)
      Go

  18. blacknapkins scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22 Taste 22 Finish 22 Balance 22

    Amarone grapes are native of the area around the city of Verona in the north-east of Italy. Grapes before being pressed are withered for about 120 days. Then low temperature fermentation lasts from 30 to 50 days. Maximum sugar residue allowed by Amarone specification is 1.1 grams of sugar for 1 liter of wine. So it is a dry red wine. Withering removes the water from the grapes. And then Magic happens .. Sugars due to yeasts turn into alcohol. Minimum aging in casks is two years. Alcohol content is very high (14 to 20% abv). I think these kind of wine barrels sometimes act on the malt better then sherry ones. So .. .. salty cocktail almonds, deep overripe yellow fruits (pineapple?), caramel, red wine must, some strange undiscovered spices, yeast, salty delights with a pinch of icy sugar on the top, barley fudge, something meaty and dirty, vanilla and the memory of a great great red wine.. This is enough for a 11yo scotch. Great malt, complex and balanced in a strange and dissenting way. Now the bottle is almost empty and I can focus on the finish : medium lenght, it’s peppery, salty & lipsmacking.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. MrYens scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  20. butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Even the smell is fun. Sweet yeast dough, spice and wine flavors. Clear red wine notes in the mouth, full-bodied, spicy yet round, creamy and harmonious. Great interaction. Strong finish, peppery and always wine aromas and fruity components. The glass is empty, but you just want to keep on smelling ... Great whisky.

  21. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like the malt very well, because it brings nice wine aromas, but the malt could survive without it. The wine is present without covering, a nice whisky.
    • Nose
      On the nose a nice sweetness, clear wine aromas, without the Malt zukleistern, to ne really strong barrel spice, quite a fairly strong fruit, very ripe apples, slightly sourish, musty, but also nutty and still fresh. This very own nose I liked from the beginning. With water, it is somehow nicer and rounder, but also loses the variety of aromas. Sweet, vanilla, wine and fruit, all interwoven.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, then quite strong, licorice, tart oak, but also a massive wine impact, lots of fruit. With water, the oak is more apparent, the barrel wort is already very strong.
    • Finish
      The finish then strong peppery, wine, a hint of sulfur perhaps, indefinable fruit flavors, oak and barrel wort.

  22. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind Sample:

      Colour:
      Shiny gold with a slight copper engraving

      Nose:
      A very pleasant bourbon nose. Soft caramel, vanilla. Werther's Real Sweet. Then juicy, slightly fresh fruit. In the form of banana, pear, mango and lychee. I like it very much. Some milk chocolate and mint. Some sourish fruit in the background. Pomelo, lemon. But also fresh wood and a pinch of cinnamon. Very nice.
    • Taste
      Soft, syrupy onset. Then sweet vanilla and some caramel are running over your tongue. Some bitter oak comes after and cereals. But not pushy and a lot. The second sip clearly fruity. Again, the juicy mango and pear comes through nicely. Even has something creamy. Nice biting in the mouth from alcohol. Very nice to play with.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. First something fresh, sweet and fruity. Then it gets drier with a pleasant bitterness. A pleasant, slightly sour tangerine remains at the end.

  23. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  26. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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