Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Calculated age
10 years old
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
58.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
12/05/16 160437
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
13 Jun 2016 8:22 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 63,64

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2005 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.40 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Officially N: vanilla with tropical fruits and slightly vegetal notes / T: initially sweet. Banana, green apple and oak with sth. Milk chocolate./F:Weight with menthol.
    If I can not comprehend it, I'm probably too stupid to dilute. The nose is no fun, the taste can bend down with some experience, but at best is interesting and not really good (although I like so CS-Bourbon keg-in-the-face). For 65 €? - Nope.
    • Nose
      undiluted: a lot of cereals, a little too long roasted / scorched, clearly stinging alcohol, therefore + water -> oh, that is difficult to open, the alcohol does not really disappear, but instead the grain, instead hay, fresh, bitter-bitter greens, maybe a touch of vanilla
    • Taste
      strong and very spicy (Oh, wonder! ;-)), but a droplet on the tongue brings a lot of aroma, sweet, malty, dark chocolate / cocoa to coffee, herbs (rather sweet, ricola), + water -> the above Notes become a little milder, the spicy alcohol gives a good pinch of pepper, and vanilla-banana sweetness, butter biscuits, dry herbs and spices
    • Finish
      long and spicy, dry, cocoa, bitter herbs, pepper

  2. Bona scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Catastrophe! This was my first Aultmore and I do not need more for the time being. After a short time, this malt developed a downright smelly aroma (exhaust, burnt) that covered all the other flavors. Also in the mouth he was really disgusting, the light fruit flavors, the grassy herbaceousness of the refill bourbon barrel went under. The alcohol is quite strong, but within tolerable. Whether it was shit or it is the Brennereicharakter that stinks so I can not say, because I do not know Aultmore.
    Something under 75 P.

  3. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Aultmore 2005 Gordon & MacPhail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSIt3c6WaX8

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An unconvincing dram to me. Quite shy on the nose, very spicy and
    simply straight forward on the palate, and too much of bitterness on the
    finish. Water brings out some delicate fruitiness, decreases the
    massive alcohol load but also emphasises the bitter character of this
    Speyside whisky. This dram lacks some complexity and sweetness at least
    to my palate.

    I thank Kirsch Whisky Import for the sample!

    • Nose
      A bit reluctant on the nose at first with vanilla and alcohol. By and by
      subtle fruity flavours of apricots and apples arrive, mixed with notes
      of autumn leaves and oak in the back.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate with loads of spices - pepper, even
      chilli and slightly astringent oak. Once this strong warmth fades, a
      filigree sweetness of apples, apricot jam and hints of bananas arrives,
      followed by a herbal touch and some bitter notes of grape peel towards
      the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and tender sweet with acacia honey. The oak becomes
      very dry on the tail accompanied by cocoa and some astringent tannins.

      WITH WATER: There's clearly more fruitiness on the nose with water.
      Mellow vanilla and less alcohol. Lovely sweet and fruity on the palate
      with apricots and peaches, followed by a tamed warming spiciness of
      pepper and oak. The finish is a bit shorter and slightly warming with an
      increased dryness of oak and bitter grape peel.

  5. JohannesB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This aultmore does not inspire me. Too reserved in the nose, somewhat one-dimensional in the taste and too strong on the bitter side in the finish. I can not help feeling that a somewhat tired barrel has been bottled here. The strong, intense notes of fruit, vanilla and caramel from the first fillings have left only a shadow and the tannins dominate. For fans of intense herbs and bitter coffee but possibly a tip.

    • Nose
      The first impression is restrained. Except for vanilla, some pepper and mixed herbal sweets, there is not much at first. Gradually, the fruitiness gradually comes up. Unripe banana, dried apricot. The alcohol blows with a lot of mint quite strong from the glass.
      With a little water, the fruits become stronger and the barrel becomes more noticeable with roasted nuts.
    • Taste
      Very strong and surprisingly carried by intense oak spiciness and more than just a little bitterness from the barrel. At the same time it is sweet with soft apples, bananas and a hint of distant chocolate. The herbs are back with the party. The alcohol gives neat power, but does not burn at any time.
    • Finish
      From the transition from the taste to the warm, medium-long finish, the barrel is really on the gas. There are now clear grassy herb notes, which are surrounded by a very strong bitterness. Walnut shells come to mind ... Some mint comes out, unfortunately, the fruit has not left much.


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