Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A scene from Madeira
Stated Age
14 years old
Refill Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L15 342 12:19 2
Added on
19 Jan 2016 8:07 pm by Allandale
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100.67

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2001 SMWS 73.71

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.21 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    If you like figs, then this is a whisky for you.
    • Nose
      oloroso rather than Madeira. Raisins or more like figs on the nose, liking it so far
    • Taste
      Wow that is a gorgeous figgy taste like a fig roll dipped in spirit
    • Finish
      a bit short of medium but not by much

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: After four rather natural, savoury/sour bourbon casks [WB, WB, WB & WB], it's time for dessert - after all I do actually have to work for a living. The sherry is a lot stronger than it was when this dram was initially poured - I enjoyed the subtlety. But this isn't a bomb either, it's a teaser, a bold teaser - and smells older than it is. There's such a jump from 9/10to 14/15 years, don't you find?
    T: Fantastic, some Armagnac notes, a little Grand Marnier, some coconut, much salivating intensity [or intense salivating] and more than a passing resemblance to the fabulous Strathclyde 9yo WB which shares the same sherried/youthful oak intensity. Once I've made that butterscotch/fig roll connection, it's basically that - a malted barely version of the Strathclyde, albeit double the age. Must have been a similar cask, quite drying and biting  - sharp/crisp,..... Now I want to try the Strath with more years on the clock. Some coconut butter/carob spread [Ashley's funky choc spread :]
    F: Echoes of what's gone before, indicating a true performance, start to finish
    C: Theres always a danger of being lured in by a bag of sweeties, but theres more to this than a mere candy lure. However, after time this really didn't hold up to much more than a tasty spirit. Lost lots of its allure after an hour, and it's complexity. Back to the Strathclyde me thinks, for a night cap.

    Scores a B- [85]

  3. Zumbar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Armando did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Van Gogh’s indulgence

    Flavour Profile: Spicy and sweet

    The nose suggested sweet treats spread out on a wooden table – vanilla tablet, walnut fudge, coconut macaroons, custard creams and Garibaldi biscuits. The palate started out with mouth-flooding sweetness (apple strudel, raisins, dates and prunes) but then a spicy ginger, chilli heat kicked in – and seemed to out-last the sweetness. The reduced nose conjured up a scene from Madeira – painted boats on a pebble beach, old deck-chairs, honey cake and lemonade, with a flower market not far away. The palate now showed its lighter side, with cinnamon swirls and maple and pecan Danish pastries – but still enough to sustain our interest.

    Drinking tip: Ideally with high tea at Reid’s Hotel in Funchal



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