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Aultmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.37/100
votes
153
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Foggie Moss
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks, Refill Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 481
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

€ 95.09

26 × in wishlist

153 × member ratings

304 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 18-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.37 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Now I get why this is a prized malt for blenders. That's what I call texture!
    If only this was a bit more affordable...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Huh. I'd expected this to be more noticeably sherried, but both the color and the nose say otherwise. Instead of loading up on Oloroso (a widespread approach among 18-year-old distillery bottlings), the folks at Bacardi/Aultmore have opted for a lighter, fresher character, which is a welcome change. This mainly unfolds on floral, grassy, herbal and citric aromas, with a delicate sweet-and-sour balance and a real sense of freshness. The wood only provides the softest of spices. Really good - I'm almost tempted to call this "beautiful" - even though most whisky buyers would probably expect something "heavier" and more substantial at 18 years of age.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wow: really thick and oily. Love the mouthfeel. Rarely had such viscosity at 46%. Impressive flavor-wise as well: An avalanche of herbs and honeys (I'm using the plural for a reason here; it really feels "layered" rather than shallow) with impeccable balance between sweet and tart notes (the acidity is way less prominent than on the nose). Crisp bourbon-matured aromas mingle with just enough refill sherry notes to provide a sense of nutty creaminess. There's even some unexpected chocolate to be found.
      Surprisingly excellent.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Beautiful (there, I said it) coffee notes, mild astringency and tart herbs with a distant vegetal funk. Classy stuff.

  2. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Smell: Friendly alcohol, the main theme is a lot of ripe fruits falling on the ground, such as rotten mango and orange jam, full of umami, the background is very interesting, it is an attractive burnt pot and fried malt , Making the span of smells wide, and there are a lot of fine flavors piled up in the middle waiting for you to catch, like mud, caramel shaqima, rich tobacco oil, caramel buds, chocolate macarons, it seems like In a net red shop, the windows are filled with exquisite desserts and coffee.

    Drink: The wine has a strong oily feel, full and smooth, a slight burning sensation, the entrance taste is very rich and delicious, the sweet Shirley immediately opens in the cavity, the strength is just right, the finish is long, the pleasing ripe fruit flavor surrounds the teeth Between the time, the sense of pleasure increased greatly.

    Sense: The one that is often out of stock in the regular series of Omo, the complexity of smelling is quite high, about the spirit of Omo’s winery, the part of Bourbon, the part of Shirley barrel, all aspects are experienced, and the sense of balance is also done Pretty good. The taste is a very good part, there is no element of reducing the score, and it gradually improves your pleasure. Coupled with cost performance, it should definitely be included in the array of grain.

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose is very appealing, calm and balanced but not spectacular either. Palate falls off a little. Despite its simplicity, it is a successful malt whose flavor combination I don't think I have had yet.
    • Nose
      85 85
      somewhat floral, grassy and oak flavor, honey sweetness, spices, slightly musty after old dusty attic, sawdust, a slight fruitiness after cherries follows. Pleasant and well balanced.
    • Taste
      84 84
      full, smooth and slightly oily appearance, grass, citrus note, rich malt, slightly peppery and spicy with vanilla notes, the sweet and slightly vanilla fruitiness predominate here and make the whole thing a bit monotonous. In the price range maybe a little too little variety.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish, sweet, only a little fruity and becoming dry but fits the overall impression quite well.

  5. RomanRekin scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    A summer or spring whisky. A real success.

  6. Vallado scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Vince scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    very nice dram. smooth but in a good way, fruity, fresh, some spice. one of the findings of 2016 for me.

  8. penumbra scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A wine that embodies the strength of the winery is reminiscent of the harvest season when the sun shines on the wheat field, and Speside's delicate and sweet is full. Although the taste is in the direction of green grass and flowers and fruits, the delicate cream and malt flavor make the body of the wine very firm, just like the killer is not too cold in the sweet and mature inner loli. I bought 700 last month, I feel that it is a very competitive wine within a thousand yuan.
    • Nose
      Oily, green grass, spicy.
    • Taste
      Cream, grass, citrus sugar, malt grass, slightly spicy.
    • Finish
      Medium and sweet.

  9. A0525 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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

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

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