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 2:53 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 45.56

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481 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 12-year-old

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.15 points

  1. 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. 

  2. Crann feàrna 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.

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Well, that's young, I would say. The barrels were certainly not bad, but that does not tear it out.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Really interesting, even the second blind tasting, where he does not convince me. Last time he had gotten 79 points, this time it was only 75, on average 77. Granted, this time it was the seventh malt in the series, not the very best condition, but he just can not really like me.
    The lax impression of the first time has also confirmed by the way, I have typed here again to 40%.
    • Nose
      Right typical bourbon notes immediately, yellow fruit in honey, the alcohol is well integrated. Clean, round, without surprises. Heated the fruits disappear, what remains are caramel and honey. On the second try a light but clear, salty sweat note and tons of malt, very grainy, rather little fruit and sweetness.
    • Taste
      Fairly sweet, honey, gruff alcohol, bitter notes at the end, metallic crackling. The second time less sweet, a little more mellow, still young.
    • Finish
      The sweetness goes, bitterness stays a bit longer, medium.

  4. 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

  5. syx98319 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    impressive nosing
    • Nose
      86 86
      floral, a lot of grapes, nice feel of bourbon cask,
    • Taste
      85 85
      feel of juicy grapes, with chocolate bitterness
    • Finish
      81 81
      almost no aftertaste, light cocao

  6. RomanRekin scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    A simple and elegant whisky. The 46 ° are perfect, you have to give it time and enjoy it quietly. A good old-style scotch, very vegetable.

  7. keizerjos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Fine. Nothing special. Too expensive. Less than 30 euros, that's why I want a bottle.

  8. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinking whisky in summer.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Entry level whisky but in the top of it’s class. A high quality, convincingly bottle of Aultmore. It is NCF and it got a very light level of normal filtration, if there has been any. With water and a little time a beautiful thick Scottish mist will appear!
    • Nose
      Soft, sweet and herbal. Apple, pear, lime, almonds and butter at first. It is really a very full flavoured nose. Entry level wise this is a complex and tastefull whisky. Without water a little hard and mineral, with water clearly more subtle and the sweetness comes through in full. All of a sudden there is a full experience of honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Without water a tough spicy fellow. With water it gets more smooth and more rounded. It starts with some dried wood influences. After that, herbs and nuttiness dominate the palate. Also some white pepper. The sweetness is more in the back, while it’s more present on the nose. Also a wee hint of lime peeks around the corner.
    • Finish
      Suprisingly long for a 12yo with a light maturation. Mild wood influences are followed by sweet herbs and spices and a honeylike sensation. Dried spices at the very end for quite a while.

  10. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81


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