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Overall rating
86.91/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB15049
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
UD - bottler (UD)
Vintage
1976
Bottled
1992
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Bristol Brandy Company
Added on
03 Apr 2010 6:02 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 298.00

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24 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 1976 UD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.91 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2021] I decided to check my old score and do a proper review note because the line-ups at these MaRa tastings were always spectacular (incl. old Macallan, Springbank, Bowmore and the like) so an otherwise very nice dram could be easily rated too low. That is why I opened a bottle together with good friends tonight...

    ...and this dram is exactly what I stated 16 years ago: An easy drinkable old-style sherried dram with a fat but rather simple profile. Nothing spectacular, but dangerously quaffable.

    [March, 2005]  I had this dram during a MaRa rarities tasting at Limburg.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a fat sherry profile comparable to the "Grants 1952".
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is very dark at auburn and the nose offers a fat old-style sherry profile with significant (but not too strong) wooden notes. The malt is not recognisable at the first sniff but it opens up upon breathing. The malt's profile is very simple, mainly on caramel notes but the sherry is beautiful with leather, coffee beans and nuts beside the usual sherry-induced aromas.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is impressive and powerful almost like a thick liqueur made of (sherry) wine, very delicious and quaffable. Yes, it is a little simple but why must every whisky be complex? It is tasty with some notes of rum and Grand Marnier together with black tea and herbs, quite an interesting combo. Certainly an unusual style.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with some bitter-astringent moments from the wood (tannins at work). The finish is long and again rather wood-driven but the fat sherry flavours keep the tannins under control, somewhat. Wood-heads will love this, too me it is a little too much cask influence - sorry folks. There is a minor cardboardy impression towards the end but this is not a major deal. Water turns the dram smoother but the I prefer it neat.

  2. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Aultmore, 1976, 45% Impressions during the Mara Tasting on 20.03.2010: Dark amber, very oily, pearls stick to the glass, in smell of fruity sherry, in the taste very delicious without carving with caramel, toffee chocolate, in the finish very long-lasting without becoming bitter. Color / impression 19 points Body 18 points Smell 19 points Taste 19 points Finish 19 points Overall impression 94 points

  3. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet malt, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, leather, oranges
    • Taste
      Sweet malt, caramel, toffee, tobacco, nutty, oranges
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, spicy, oaky

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