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Aultmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.36/100
votes
63
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
Barcode
5000277001880
Added on
05 Jul 2015 9:57 am by GLEN MAUR
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 91,17

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 18-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.36 points

  1. 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

  2. jazzpianofingers 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[+]

  3. 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.

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Dramned! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Basically, this is really just a much more mature 12 year old with a little gain in flavor - probably thanks to the sherry casks used. Much more complex in the nose, but less exciting on the palate than expected. Everything is more mature and more pronounced and the juvenile corners have been rounded off a bit, but he does not want to worry about a real aha experience. A very matured and typical Speyside whisky, which ...

    Detailed tasting with photos: < https://dramned.blog/2017/04/24/aultmore-18-46/
    • Nose
      In the nose, it resembles strikingly his younger brother, but where the 12-year-old was still airy light, the 18s clearly set and heavier, the aromas oily from the glass, especially a beguiling vanilla, caramel, Demerara sugar, green apples , ripe pears and light grapes, but also very beautiful tropical fruits such as spicy papaya and mango - almost like a Rumfasslagerung. A decent pipe tobacco. The oak is also significantly more dominant here than the 12-year-old and underlays the fruit with a strong woody spice
    • Taste
      Oily and full, he fills the mouth, a warming spiciness spreads, followed by a fierce honey sweetness, dark-baked butter biscuits, in fruits, I mainly have more light ripe grapes, beautiful berries and a few juicy cherries. Then wonderfully strong and beautifully integrated oak notes, which emphasize the long maturation very plastic, without making the whisky too bitter. A typical influence of the sherry barrels, I can barely perceive.
    • Finish
      The finish leaves a beautiful malty and light fruit, fresh hay and again slightly dry oak, but less dominant. Overall, rather medium.

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Do not get me wrong, you can drink it, but somehow it is expressionless, meaningless.
    • Nose
      Pretty light for his 18 years with Sherry Cask. At first I smell nothing of the sherry. Rather wood, honey and sweet fruits. Not a very strong aroma.
    • Taste
      The taste continues: oak, honey, vanilla. It gets a little spicier over time.
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy, dry.

  8. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Sweet fruit, red fruits dominate first, strawberries with custard. Oh, yes, there were also firstfilled bourbon barrels. Before the sweetness daubs me even more the first sip.

    Gorgeous oily glide the green gummi bears in the mouth, then warms the alcohol, everything very harmonious and round. Even in the finish he remains wonderfully fruity and gentle. A very fine malt, noble and relaxed. The only drawback is the perfection of the composition, you can like it ...

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lemon cake, honey, a dash of vanilla. Pears. Garden herbs.
    • Taste
      Yellow apples, bright grapes, lemons. White chocolate. Medium.

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very tasty and above all elegant whisky, nevertheless interesting and not too round / pleasing. I like it out of memory even better than the 25er, 80-90 € are not a bargain, but if you are on the style of something nobler, are the appropriate here.
    • Nose
      Raspberry / strawberry sweets, lime syrup, then vanilla pudding, intense cereal notes, some aromatic, fresh hay, a hint of white pepper - very pleasant, round, elegant
    • Taste
      the red berries shimmer through, rather tart lime, dry white wine ... then again cereals, malt, a bit sweet-and-sweet, a bit herbaceous, altogether dry and velvety
    • Finish
      long, velvety, very dry, white pepper, some old leather

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