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Aultmore 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB61605
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Foggie Moss
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogheads
Casknumber
Batch 00107
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000277000364
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
24 Nov 2014 7:40 pm by sinclair
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 218.93

15 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

210 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 21-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I like the nose, but the palate is a little thin to my taste. The finish is too bitter. I would have expected more depth in a 21 yo whisky.
    • Nose
      Unexpectedly fresh and grassy for a 21 year old. Lemon curd. A bit honey. Lavender and heather. Flowery notes of freesias as well.
    • Taste
      Toasted oak with a peppery punch. Followed by vanilla and ginger. Cedar wood at the background. The influence of the bourbon casks is clear, but it lacks character in my view..
    • Finish
      Not that long. A lot of bitterness. Stuffed peppers and nutmeg. Liquorice

  2. Jiangoal scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    The translucent golden color is like the morning sunlight through the leaves.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The faint bourbon floral fragrance with the aroma of grass, a touch of chocolate, citrus, tannin, and marzipan. Overall, it is softer, more stable and complex than in 18 years, and the pungent feeling of alcohol is weaker.
    • Taste
      91 91
      At the moment I entered the entrance, I fumbled, it was so complicated and distinct. The taste is layered on the tongue layer by layer, honey, sweet citrus, tannin, light spices, spicy flavor, and the fusion is so perfect and comical. Every churning of your tongue brings about a comfortable change, making you a little bit reluctant to swallow.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, slow harvest, and finally with youthful youthfulness and tenderness

  3. Marcel74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    It takes some time to open, the nose is amazing
    • Nose
      Barley sugars, fresh, flowers and heather, sour apples, vanilla pudding,
    • Taste
      Vanilla, a bit thin in the taste, sweet, and tropical fruit, banana mango apples chewing gum vanilla..

      Edit: after an hour the flavors are much fuller and spicier and it comes into its own much more.. the flavor layers really come out..
    • Finish
      Sweet with a pepper but relatively short in the beginning, after an hour in the glass and after a few sips it develops like a mature whisky and the aftertaste lasts for a long time.

  4. Gråmantel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    I had 3 miniature bottles with Aultmore so I opened them all and compared them because I have never tried anything from this Speyside distillery before. 12y, 18yo and 21yo Foggie Moss. A small simple clumsy test in peace and quiet.
    • Nose
      The 12 year old is very citrus in the scent. Grapefruit. Grassy. Honey. No peat here but there are a lot of floral and light herbal scents. I get minerality. A little cask influence but not much.

      The 18-year-old is immediately more chocolatey, nuttier and 'darker'. More woodspice. Dried hay. More earthy than the 12th. Sweet woodspice.

      The 21-year-old was surprisingly grassy and alert. Cucumber water? After a while comes a difficult sweetness that I find in the 12th but not in the 18th, although here in the 21st it is more noticeable. Bärté.
    • Taste
      The 12-year-old has a grassy honey combo in the taste. Not even whisky screaming out flavors. With a little water, I experience it sweeter. A little vanilla from the barrel.

      The 18-year-old has a slower pace, it takes time to make himself known. Sherry sweetness but definitely no bomb. Oily mouthfeel. Spicy.

      The 21-year-old tastes younger than 21, a little pinched on the tongue. This one is also oily like the two younger editions.
    • Finish
      The 12-year-old's oiliness remains with a fresh sweet aftertaste. Vanilla. Medium but not as long as 18. A little bitterness at the back of the tongue. Good balance.

      The 18-year-old is relatively dry in the aftertaste but it has a good spiciness that I like. Medium.

      The 21-year-old I expected a more impressive finish but it is no longer than the 18-year-old. Not bad but a little too easy to forget. The 21 is more like the 12 here as well as in many other aspects. The 18-year-old is the one who stands out from them.

      12 - 83p
      18 - 86p
      21 - 81p

  5. Arjo S scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Nice clean, fresh floral nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Continuing from the nose, mostly floral notes.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Rather short, a bit bitter finish.

  6. pp1 scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  8. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. craide scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Similar to the 18, I find this one a little undervalued here. Great flavors and nicely balanced.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity, sweet, summery fresh, honey with lemon zest and fresh hay, plus malt with vanilla and caramel, which brings with it a kind of sweetness reminiscent of coconut (something different), a few herbs such as lavender / rosemary,
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here, too, the fruit component is the first to stand out, juicy fresh oranges, plums and apricots, slightly acidic accompanied by the lemon / grapefruit, vanilla comes with a slightly chili-spicy oak note. Spicy-malty, everything always framed by a herb and spice note typical of Aultmore.
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium-long finish, slightly bitter with milk chocolate and sweet caramel,

  10. A861 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Interesting nose, taste a bit monotonous. The finish remains in the mouth as a light note ...
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very spicy. A lot of carnation with a sweetness that rounds off the nose. No sugar sweetness, rather agave syrup. Something juniper in the back. Maggi?
    • Taste
      86 86
      Malty, vanilla, cereals. Not a sweetie. Grassy. Slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Enjoyable. Vanilla and wood notes remain a bit ...

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