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Overall rating
86.59/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
12.03.2007
Bottled
06.10.2014
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900015
Number of bottles
588
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Nov 2014 12:53 pm by daubler
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60,00

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29 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2007 DR

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.59 points

  1. Dramned! did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Of course, this Aultmore lacks the heaviness, depth, and purity of ripened whisky, all of it is very strong, but it is primarily carried by the fast-moving alcohol and takes place on the surface. He is already very complex and full for his seven years, but seems somehow aimless and does not really know where he wants to go. Personally disturb me the grainy notes, which run out of the beautiful sherry notes almost the rank. In the overall picture exciting and powerful, but too unbalanced and stubborn.
    • Nose
      At the beginning, light fruits like fermented grapes, juicy oranges and lemons, as well as a very creamy cereal sweetness, which reminds of a grain. After some time, a strong leathery spice and then slowly the first typical sherry fruits, dark and sweet and sour, they are already watering their mouths. Nuts and cereals, a metallic tone and even oak barrels form a light base. The alcohol is omnipresent and sometimes stings in the nose.
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth after a wild and sharp start a malty-sweet sweetness that spreads warming, beautiful sour orange or ripe plums. Then here, the hearty leathery-salty spice of the nose. I hardly have oak here.
    • Finish
      In the finish, he can no longer hide his young age - he is still full of strength on the palate, he scurries down the pharynx relatively without comment and leaves hardly any worth mentioning except a nice warming sweetness and light fruit.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind, I would probably have typed here on a Portfass, rather untypical for a sherry cask storage. Nice to see how good these young whiskys can be. A delicious all-day dram.
    • Nose
      Caramel, very fruity, sweet, raspberry, vanilla, slightly sour, raspberry jam, then some tobacco, is spicy over time, slightly malty, sourdough, has really ewtas of a raspberry jam bread, wood chips
    • Taste
      fruity, sour and sweet, now also rather sherry notes, but also the raspberry, very sweet and fruity, slightly alcoholic, but sometimes there is a feeling of youth, spice is added, espresso and also the tobacco
    • Finish
      the sweetness persists, raspberry syrup, slightly nutty, again this jam associations, very pleasant

  3. Dramlicious scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow! Something different for sure and not the young sherry bomb I had expected, but a very, very complex for its age and just a great dram overall.

    http://dramlicious.com/dramcalendar-day-14/

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fried banana, toffee, candied cherry, raspberry sauce, vanilla pudding, malt, cinnamon and ginger.
    • Taste
      Raspberry, candied cherry, toffee, pepper, overripe banana, orange and malt.
    • Finish
      Toffee, raspberry, candied cherry, orange, banana, malt and crême brûllée.

  5. dicembre29 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Wow. Hefty young sherry. Chocolate and thick fudgy/toffee notes. Cinnamon and toasted oak. Ginger snap cookies. Spice cake or muffins. Toasted rye bread. Mince pies. Suisse Mocha flavoured coffee powder and dark vanilla.

    Palate: Spicy as all hell. And different than any other malt I’ve met. Deeper on meaty and leathery notes than the big fruits I’d expect from young sherry bombs. Manzanilla perhaps? Dunno. Think old school Mortlach meets Aberlour a’bunadh. Still getting some fruit notes though, but they’re more like very dry fruitcake and orange zest. An odd spice note I simply can’t place.

    Thoughts: I love the fact that this is an ‘in your face’ age-stated 7 year old. Exactly what I’ve been wanting to see whisky makers do. Nothing wrong with being young and proud…so long as it’s good. And yes…this is. Very odd. But good.

    http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=199

     

     

  6. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This Aultmore is something different for sure. Very interesting flavours. Didn´t have that before. Nice! And it doesn´t show how young it is at any time. Very good bottling.
    • Nose
      Refill sherry butt? Very little sherry in the nose. But lots of malt and toffee. However my first association when sniffing at the glas was wheat beer. Or freshly grounded wheat. Didn´t have that with a whisky before. 
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweet start. Again this wheat beer flavour. Very grassy, fresh, earthy. Sherry influence? Hardly. Again toffe and some sweet caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish. Very malty fresh. Becoming a little dry. 

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