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Overall rating
83.94/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
09.2008
Bottled
06.2016
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Port Cask
Casknumber
100
Number of bottles
367
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Jul 2016 5:53 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58.95

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2008 MBl

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.94 points

  1. GJR scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    During tasting: Color betrays the port influence. Yet the often sweet port is not too exaggerated. Pretty good balance. Young and therefore lacks a lot of depth and complexity.

  2. Syleo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An exciting port malt that cannot deny its youth and has not yet shaken off one or the other troublesome leg notes. Still attractive and tasty for me.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Held against the light, the typical rosy shimmer of the port barrel shines through in the copper brown of the young Aultmore. A winy avalanche of fruit immediately falls over the nose: overripe raspberries, pickled cherries, apricots, blackberries, a few currants with a lot of sugar and a little lemongrass and a pickled pineapple slice in the China restaurant. Fruit sweetness and fruit acidity balance each other out. Some dried rose petals and lavender lead into a subtle spice, anise and herb sweets in a summer fir forest, fresh hay, a granola bar with honey and a cup of chamomile tea on the side. Finally, the fruity-fresh overtones also release a creamy sweetness, custard with caramel syrup and - a little unexpected - also whole grain toast and cold gravy with plenty of red wine, boiled tomatoes and a dash of vinegar.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The creamy impression continues on the palate, but always accompanied by the berries and mixed fruit salad, buttercups and chamomile. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, despite the good 55 percent hardly anything burns here. Similar to the nose, the fruity impressions in the tasting change gradually as you circle around the tongue to earthy but no less sweet tones, marzipan breads, sand cake with lemon icing and almond cereal bars with hints of anise and resin, but without becoming completely bitter. At the very end, is that a hint of a bad note of chlorine?
    • Finish
      80 80
      Hazelnut macaroons, lemon sand cake, cocoa and marzipan also complete the unfortunately short overall finish, the berry cocktail mixes with a reminder of the wine-emphasized gravy, lilac and orange peel.

  3. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    young, fruity and light whisky, not too young
    • Nose
      Cherry juice, raspberries, some menthol and frankincense (?!), Creamy vanilla sauce, mild-sweet citrus fruit (mandarin), dried, sweet cranberries, pipe tobacco (not much, but noticeable) - overall very sweet and fruity, fresh
    • Taste
      clear alcohol, Amarena cherries, honey melon, breast caramel from the pharmacy, crème brûlée, hazelnut crisp, latte with vanilla ice cream
    • Finish
      disappears relatively quickly

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasted during ProefOlympics 2017
    • Nose
      Chocolate, cherries, raisins, orange, grapefruit, blackberries, raspberry, blueberries, honey, peach, cereal biscuits, marzipan and baked apples.
    • Taste
      Orange, chocolate, blackberry, raspberry, cherry, blueberry, baked apples, cereal biscuits, cinnamon, hazelnut, roasted wood and raisin cake.
    • Finish
      Medium-sized, forest fruits, grapefruit, bitter chocolate, cereal biscuits, nuts, baked apples and spices.

  5. jhut scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Surprising. Light as grappa. Lowlands character. Grain, honey. Chocolate. Coffee but light. Heavier in the mouth than on the nose. Floral tones Blindly tasted with André during ProefOlympics 2017, 3 June 2017

  6. rb854 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it blind during PO2017 (june 2017)
    • Nose
      It starts quite musty, some hay. Then some marzipan, citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, a whiff of lavender, honey, malt, biscuits and a little leather
    • Taste
      Smooth and mild at first, later on some sharpness comes through. Honey, chocolate, creamy and cherries
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy, chocolate, cherries. Reminds me of Schwarzwalderkirsch

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    PO2017 - day 11
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted and scored during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2017. (PO17)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cranberry, caramel, malt, honey, cookie and peach. 'Pepernoten' with a layer of chocolate. Later ripe banana, and even more of that when adding water. Then also stewed pear. Quite a change compared to its initial impression.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, toffee, mocha and spice. Also here a completely different face when adding water: dough, pear, banana, mulberry and a little touch of smoke.
    • Finish
      Cranberry, toffee, mocha and pear.

  10. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Rather young whisky since the finish isn't very long. I went for a young Blair Athol; didn't taste a lot of Aultmore in my life (yet). Without water: 82 point, but a lot better with water: 86. Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2017.  
    • Nose
      Typical; hard to pinpoint, but it seems to come from a wine cask (remember: I'm tasting it blind). Play-Doh, a pinch of salt, clean & crisp but something sour peeking through. Sulphur and a very faint hint of peat. Becomes a lot fruitier with water, also more dough-y, and something fishy (pun intended). 
    • Taste
      Feisty, red fruit-ish. The lighter red fruit like red berries, raspberries and blueberries. Cake. With water added: a parade of red fruit on a plate! It sticks at the roof and sides of the mouth. Also some nuttiness. 
    • Finish
      Medium to short; pity - it dissipates quite fast. The finish becomes a lot better and longer with water. 

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