Aultmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Foggie Moss
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Hogsheads
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Dec 2014 2:00 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 46,36

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 12-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.17 points

  1. iDea D scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is very good, very rewarding. Handles water well. Needs the water for an immensely improved nose and taste. Great buy.
    • Nose
      w/o water: Dry. Wood. Light, green herbs, berries; sweet and sour. Complex.

      w/ water: Dry. Spring flowers. Light vanilla, green savory herbs. Sweet perfume.
    • Taste
      w/o water: sweet arrival. immediately going into a long development from sweetness to wood bitter and lemon fruit flesh.

      w/ water: sweet, dry arrival. swiftly followed by a prolonged development of mouth filling citrus sweetness.
    • Finish
      w/ water: sustained long finish of sweet citrus and wood sap complexity. Dry.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: strong and light-fruity, some cereals. Straightforward. Mouth: fresh, slightly bitter
    Finish: fresh, light bitterness, slightly mineral - lick granite, then you have it, but wash the stone well before. In conclusion, it can be said that this is a very crisp Speysider, little barrel, a lot of freshness, not somehow new-makig artificial. Has something, but is not a ripper.

  3. djmaxliving scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Clean and fruity, what I expect a classic speyside/ highland whisky to smell like. The only downside, is the spice grows with intensity, the longer it's in the glass.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet blossom, green apple, biscuit, pineapple juice, nuts and dunnage warehouse.
    • Taste
      85 85
      You can feel the extra volume on the mouth, light sweetness, rich grain, red candy canes and spice.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finish, the spice surprisingly long development.

  4. Wolv scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      vanilla, cocos, sultanas, apricots, apples, meadows, herbs, honey, wax, soil, anis, pepper, biscuit, shortbread
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. RobIsrael scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Very fresh and floral malt, almost an I.B. Textbook 85 pts.

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Aultmore 12YO is a good initial malt. It’s an enough sweet with pear note, with strong notes of wood and cereal, with spices. The palate appears with sweet pear note, and goes with grass, wood, black pepper, hay notes. The finish is a middle, spicy and dry with green pears note. It’s a quiet good for drink with friends during patties. 

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: floral and slighty vegetal, fruity with fresh pears and apples, butter. Water and breathing time brings out vanilla and some roasted almonds.

    Taste: light but not a thin mouthfeel, vanilla with a fresh fruitiness of pear and ripe galia melon, some vegetal oiliness and black pepper.

    Finish: buttery and nutty with a spiciness of black pepper and bitter white grapes.

    A real nice entry level Aultmore, fairly priced considering quality and presentation of what's in the bottle.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A soft and delicate body.
    • Nose
      Delicate and ethereal, aromas of ripe soft fruit and honeysuckle  blooms are balanced with herbal notes of thyme,chervil and cut flower stems.
    • Taste
      Very nice ,very balanced, sweet notes with vanilla nestled  on a biscuit base.
    • Finish
      A long and dry finish.

  9. laphihh scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. larswehmeier scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      At the beginning a bit ethereal and cooling. But then nice and sweet. Vanilla and caramel. Pear. Over time, it gets spicier and even shows some oak in the nose.
    • Taste
      Pleasant and mild on the tongue. But surprisingly spicy. Already clear oak notes. Add some malt and caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium. Spicy and warm.


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