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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 12-year-old
62 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.27 points
- 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.
- This whisky is very good, very rewarding. Handles water well. Needs the water for an immensely improved nose and taste. Great buy.
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.
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.
w/ water: sustained long finish of sweet citrus and wood sap complexity. Dry.
- 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%.
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.
Fairly sweet, honey, gruff alcohol, bitter notes at the end, metallic crackling. The second time less sweet, a little more mellow, still young.
The sweetness goes, bitterness stays a bit longer, medium.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fine. Nothing special. Too expensive. Less than 30 euros, that's why I want a bottle.
- Easy drinking whisky in summer.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.