Aultmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 49.86

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 12-year-old

84 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.18 points

  1. 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.

  2. Casketje scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. g00se scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    knitted quite simply
    nice fruity sweet
    thanks to the slightly dirty nose and the tingling oak in the taste and finish, it won't get boring
    I like it very much, on a par with other 12yo OAs
    • Nose
      quite sweet and fruity, but also a bit dirty o musty, like refill sherry
      behind it vanilla, cream candy
      the sweet malt comes out more strongly with water
    • Taste
      milder, quite oily and sweet
      then tingly and again the cream candies
      with water the paint becomes even more oily and malty
      hardly any oak
    • Finish
      short to medium length
      fruity-sweet with the sparkling oak
      with water, the sparkling is missing here too

  6. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      86 86
      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.
    • Taste
      88 88
      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.
    • Finish
      84 84
      More fruity now (citrus, apple, strawberry). Fennel seed, roasted peanuts, a bit mineral again. Maybe some cardboard, which brings it down.

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 01-09-2021.

  9. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Rather enjoyable nose, your standard Speyside stuff, fruity and floral. Nothing much on the palate and finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. jake1er scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    This is quite simply a great buy at the price. Accessible yet rewarding for the patient sipper.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bread and malt dominate with a little sourness following up.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Not overly complex, bread and malt again are the main notes. Well executed. A summer dram for the fall months if that makes sense.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Oak, more malt and grapefruit peel. Decent length.


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