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Aultmore 2008 DT

Overall rating
87.62/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB183237
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Dimensions
Vintage
09.2008
Bottled
02.2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Casknumber
95900330
Number of bottles
354
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 May 2021 8:32 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.90

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15 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2008 DT

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.62 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    The aromas in the smell are very complex and constantly in motion. Whenever I think that this is a fresh, young whisky, typical components of a much older bottling come through for me.

    In the taste there is also a back and forth of aromas, from fresh and fruity to old and heavy, spicy and woody. The impressions from the smell flash up again and again, rarely really tangible. Great!
    Very long and pleasant finish.

    Right after opening the bottle at the end of June, I didn't like this whisky that much. Now, with a lot of time and air, it has become exciting, complex and very interesting for me. I can occupy myself with a dram forever. It doesn't need any water.
    For me this is an extremely complex, very demanding and absolutely successful whisky. Great barrel. The bottle only says "aged in oak casks". I don't think this is a sherry barrel. The color and many flavor components could come from the re-charring, i.e. burning out of the presumably very old barrel.
    • Nose
      92 92
      A constant change from young to old. First fresh, spicy, peppermint, green wood, black pepper, light citrus notes, then the change to the old kitchen cupboard, dust, sawdust, furniture polish, sour cucumbers, but also cinnamon, malt, cloves and prunes. In between, liquorice and a touch of sulfur, tobacco or wet cardboard.
    • Taste
      91 91
      sweet, oily, heavy, dark fruits, dark chocolate, becoming creamy, caramel, tobacco notes, very pleasant tannins, well integrated alcohol, slightly bitter, then spicy, always harmonious, coffee notes, plums. Once old wood, then again juicy, green branches.
    • Finish
      90 90
      forever long with pleasant barrel notes, peppermint, tobacco and unsweetened prunes

  2. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great young whisky!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Karamalz, caramac, caramel, sweet temptation. Simply very balanced, full nose, which also contains beeswax and block wax crayons.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Ok, yummy, but not quite on the level of the nose. Sweet and mouthwashing tart spiciness, light oiliness, beautifully made.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and harmonious. Nothing bothers me :)

  3. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great, versatile and impressive nose.
    Doesn't fall off in taste but rather brings the nose very lively to the palate. At the age of 12, I would not have expected this. Class malt.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The first impression is more than promising. Fresh wood, some old musty wood, tobacco. Seems rather dignified and settled. But there is also a recurring fresh mint. Spices of cinnamon, pepper and marzipan gradually emerge. There are some fruity orange peels, overripe plums and bananas. But very subtle. The malt is not really at home on the fruity side. In return, vanilla and some butterscotch bring a nice light sweetness that goes well with the wood and the fresh-looking mint. Also has something of tobacco. In the background there is some chocolate and slightly bitter coffee. Later more and more honey and something lightly perfumed.
      Great, a lot going on in the glass!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Looks creamy, soft and slightly oily. Only a little later a nice full spiciness that also brings some sharpness. But rather pleasantly sparkling. Dark dried fruits are a bit more present here. Sweet caramel and again that impression of vanilla tobacco. Wood notes emerge and are slightly bitter with espresso and chocolate.
      But somehow this bitterness goes well with the rest. Everything seems very harmonious.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-length finish, becoming a bit dry. But still creamy, chocolaty with malt. The malt ends with a little more oak spice.

  4. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Schmausel scored this whisky 88 points Administrator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. yggr scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

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