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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 12-year-old
71 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.13 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.
- This was my favourite bottle of last summer! It's incredibly fresh, certainly a high quality entry level OB! Made me try other Aultmores, but this is still the best for me so far.
Spring in a glass: grassy, lemon, green apple, hops, and freshly cut flowers. A bit sweeter after a while with apple juice, limoncello and malt sugars, but also some coriander, fresh laundry and kiwi's appear.
Full and clear on rhubarb, citrus fruits, redcurrants and yogurt. Various herbs, almost like a sterrenmunt tea. Vanilla fudge and honey provide sweetness, while it also has a mineral edge.
More fruity now (citrus, apple, strawberry). Fennel seed, roasted peanuts, a bit mineral again. Maybe some cardboard, which brings it down.
- 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.
- Strange thing...first opening and tasting after being uncorked - way too much of spice and bitterness. After two weeks of bottle relaxing aaand - here we are, the delicious Speyside single malt) Fruity, so fresh, the meadow honey and no bitterness at all. What a tricky scotch!
- If you like Speyside whiskies (like I do) and you want to try a decent priced standard bottling (I paid €35) at 46% of a lesser known distillery then this might be a good option. To me it stands out from the pack as it's less fruity-honey but instead has a very herbal side to it.
- The nose feels a nice banana, some spice, vanilla and cream. On the palate a delicate vanilla and a little pepper. The taste is not very sweet. Not very long but discreet finish.