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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB135510
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky Illuminati (WI)
Bottling serie
The Solaria Series
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Spanish Oak Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900367
Number of bottles
120
Strength
67.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Jul 2019 9:10 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 141.02

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8 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2011 WI

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Extremely intense malt. With almost 68% alcohol, that almost borders on physical harm. ???? Unfortunately I only have 5cl, so it is almost impossible to find the right degree of dilution directly in order to experience the full extent of the malt.
    I'm kind of torn. Actually a great exciting malt. Somehow tasty too, but clearly too sherry-heavy for me. But that's probably how it should be. In any case, I can't really make out the Aultmore character anymore.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very intense, dark fruity note. Raisins, plum jam, leather and tobacco notes, a lot of sherry, now and then a slight sting, otherwise the alcohol cannot be felt in the nose. Somewhat reminiscent of brandy. Syrup-like, light herbal aromas, in the background there is still a dark gravy mixed with red wine.

      With water: lighter, rounder, apples, orange peel, bananas come through, vanilla is discreetly noticeable, leather and tobacco almost disappear. The herbs turn into spices like cinnamon, some marzipan. Clear sour cherry emerges. Wood,
    • Taste
      86 86
      Still full speed ahead despite the water. Peppery, hot, spicy, a nice sherry board, light fruitiness, plum jam, orange cherries but not as distinct as on the nose. Dark chocolate, espresso, a feeling of chewing tobacco,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish, dry, tobacco and chocolate, still deep, dark sherry, hardly any bitterness

  2. ThorstenH scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    One of the spiciest whiskys I've had so far
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very intense nose. Leather, cigar, earth, sherry. Yes, brandy.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sherry dominates. The alcohol strength comes and pushes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dark intense sherry notes. Long finish.

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