Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
60.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2008 11:05 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 1990 AD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.50 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 571 bottles from cask no. 3641

    This is one for those of you who like a heavily sherried style of malt. Aultmore is a rich make which can withstand European oak, although this cask is clearly so active that most of the original character of the whisky is now subsumed beneath flavours coming from the wood. Just look at the colour: deep mahogany, like brown sherry, with curious khaki lights. The nose is immediately treacle toffee and crème brulee, then a trace of pastry becoming tarte tatin, with caramelised apples. There is the promise of brimstone. This is identified when you taste it straight, and emerges big-time when water is added: first match-box striker, then settling down to scorched ironing board, with burn holes, against a background of natural, crystalised brown sugar. A big texture; a taste which is very sweet to start, then bitter-sweet in the long cooling finish. Very little sulphur in the flavour, and only lightly tannic. Drink this with Christmas cake, dark chocolate and black coffee!

  2. Sir Provenance scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great value for money for one of the best whiskys I have tasted so far (excellent whisky)
    • Nose
      The immediately wonderful notes of vanilla, mocha, fondant and a touch of sulfur rise in the nose!
    • Taste
      The taste reflects the nose, the vanilla and fondant are slowly lost!
    • Finish
      Medium long, pretty sulphurous, almost like firing a firework rocket!


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