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Aultmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.38/100
votes
127
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Foggie Moss
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks, Refill Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L15244B101
Barcode
5000277001880
Added on
05 Jul 2015 9:22 am by GLEN MAUR
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 93,19

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127 × member ratings

243 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 18-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Character: A well-drinkable, sweetish-light-fruited and slightly oak-rich filling. Especially in taste and in the finish not too complex, but quite balanced and with a nice intensity.
    Rating: The nose I liked the most compared. Taste and finish fall off easily. All in all a good drinkable and edible whisky. No more and no less. There are 84 points for me. So much for the price-benefit ratio.
    • Nose
      Basic flavors: fruits, vanilla, malt, herbs, oak, citrus fruits, tobacco
      Description: Immediately bright fruits, vanilla and malt. On the fruit side, especially green apples and pears are noticeable. In addition there are bitter herbs and remarkably many spicy oak. Lemon and lime shells resonate profoundly and with a little imagination there is also a hint of tobacco. The alcohol is well integrated. The overall impression is consistent: well balanced. The nose is similar to that of the 12er, but unequal harmonic and profound.
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: citrus fruits, fruits, vanilla, oak, spices, nut, herbs
      Description: Slightly creamy, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Oranges, apricots and vanilla initially provide a sweetish light fruit taste. A little grapefruit gives a subtle counterpoint. Then the oak unfolds its power. A non-cutting blend of pepper and ginger provides a warming and spicy mouthfeel. Subsequently, the wood taste comes increasingly to advantage. Almonds are spreading. Due to the increasingly dry taste, there is something herbaceous, which I can not really grasp and describe. Sherry hardly ever takes place. If, then more towards oranges and bright fruits. Dark dried fruit is certainly not here.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: vanilla, malt, citrus, oak, nut
      Description: The finish is medium long and quite dry. Together with some vanilla, malt and a grapefruit-orange combination, the oak sounds especially intense. Lots of wood and almonds again. Over time, the dryness increasingly dresses the entire oral cavity.

  2. Tim-R scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Zürich airport, gentle sweet dram with nice layers
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    In direct comparison not better than the 12er, only a little more mature. In sum, I like the 12er maybe a bit better. Totally dignified 18er, who does not conceal his age, but still can not fully convince.
    • Nose
      In contrast to the 12er nose is much less fruity, but also shy, less accessible. Rather honey, spices, oak, slightly musty, sawdust, a light fruitiness in the background.
    • Taste
      Round, mild, spices, oak, mouth-filling in the mouth.
    • Finish
      The effluent is astringent, also oak and spices, light fruit notes show up, a bit deciduous herbaceous, smoky.

  5. Martin1965 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Orange, nectarine, strong spices
    • Taste
      Spices, oak, vanilla, pepper
    • Finish
      Sweet and dry

      Very interesting malt. The mixture of fruit and spices. Something different - 91 points

  6. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Lemon sorbet and raspberries, that's my first association with the scent that streams out of the glass. Candy, caramel pudding and pale blossom honey.
    After a bit of breath, the smell of a meadow at the beginning of spring rises from the glass, some heather and a hint of tobacco.
    All in all an unobtrusive nose that pleases, but not really enthusiastic.

    Mouth:
    Well, and here it goes downhill. A sticky sweetness in the mouth of toffee, doused with honey and then dusted with vanilla sugar. Not quite watery, not quite oily, it lies on the tongue and gives off a few more spicy notes, a few berries (raspberry and strawberry), then it was already.

    Finish: sticky sweet on the front half of the tongue, the rest of the mouth rather contracts - very dry but fortunately short.

    Conclusion: A good nose, but that was it. In the taste he is interchangeable and personally too sweet, too vanillig. Nice for a dram incidentally, but I can also buy a cheaper standard.

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N- Caramelize honey glace fruit of juicy peach, apricot and orange. Sweet spiced tobacco leaf dressed with soft leather nuance rises at the back. Straight forward with waves of sweetness sunk in.

    P- Soft dark sherry notes of leather lurking. Good bites of canned apple or apricot, chewy dehydrated fruit strips. But also overdrive by the gluey sweetness that comes with it.

    F:- Medium, sticky macaroon or meringue with mixed nuts spreads and extra cream. Much firm on texture compare to the 12YO, and also much more modern, accessible and.... also simpler.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/whisky-squad-149-judgement-day/

    N: Beautiful oily sweet citrus Speysider with malty grassy>hessian toffee>fruity>chocolate traits.
    T: Strong & prickly ethanol hit. 16yo? 50%? Water only helps it initially. Turns quite dry.
    F: Short & dry sultana finish. Probably all bourbon casks, maybe a touch of sherry.
    C: Straight forward simple whisky with an average balance. The wood is prickly - 1st fill?. I guessed Aultmore 16yo and scored it at 83 points using my personal scoring system. As a collective of four [to a table], two of our team had this down in the high 70’s at best. Nick and I held this in higher regard which meant our table collectively awarded this Aultmore 18yo with 81 points. Medal-wise that gives this decent yet fairly modest whisky a gold medal, a shitty gold as i put it. In reality the SBWM awarded this a silver medal. At this point, the scoring/medals system debate begun in earnest.Scores a C[+]

  10. Macheye scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Aultmore 18 year old has good mouthfeel and a simple but effective array of flavours. Tasty stuff and very indicative of the light Speyside style – it’s also just a touch dull to my palate. It sits in between the 12 year old and 21 year old and yet doesn’t necessary offer any particular distinction to either. At £80 that makes it a slightly tough proposition. Overall - well-made, light, sweet and inoffensive.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/aultmore/aultmore-18-year-old/
    • Nose
      Fresh and demi-sweet. The sherry influence is dainty and light (perhaps American white oak and not European oak casks for this?!), and is joined by honey, fudge and some lightly damp hay. Vanilla and red berries provide substance and are supported by light heather florals and some sharp lemon. Simple, but pleasant enough.
    • Taste
      A good mouthfeel for both the 43% and likewise the light character of Aultmore. Honey, toffee and hay again, but now more defined with apple peels, grapes, orange zest and some real creaminess. Earthiness is still here, quite musty, almost like a forest mushroom.
    • Finish
      Short to medium with some light pepperiness and fair amount of astringency.

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