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Aultmore 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.16/100
votes
76
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

€ 211.38

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76 × member ratings

199 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 21-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.16 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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. pp1 scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

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

  5. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  6. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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,

  8. 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 ...

  9. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. penumbra scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Unexpectedly easy-to-drink, you can drink it effortlessly and make people feel very happy without any burden. If it is not a certain barrel taste, it is impossible to speculate that it is 21 years of wine. All kinds of flavors are very clear, and there is no messy flavor, just like crafts that have been carefully polished.
    • Nose
      Fruity, flowers and spicy.
    • Taste
      Jam, wooden barrel, blueberry or citrus flavored cheese.
    • Finish
      general.

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