Aultmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Foggie Moss
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Hogsheads
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 Aug 2016 6:17 pm by Sandman

Average value

€ 45.82

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74 × member ratings

152 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 12-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.94 points

  1. Maltimizer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The nose promises a lot, which is unfortunately not confirmed in the taste and finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Ripe lemons, honey sweetness, floral, ripe bananas, cinnamon, dried apple rings
    • Taste
      80 80
      The lemons turn into grapefruit, more floral and honey-sweet, red pepper, the spice increases significantly, unfortunately a bit out of round
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length, wide mix also sweet and bitter, slightly spicy

  2. Gråmantel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    I had 3 miniature bottles with Aultmore so I opened them all and compared them because I have never tried anything from this Speyside distillery before. 12y, 18yo and 21yo Foggie Moss. A small simple clumsy test in peace and quiet.
    • Nose
      The 12 year old is very citrus in the scent. Grapefruit. Grassy. Honey. No peat here but there are a lot of floral and light herbal scents. I get minerality. A little cask influence but not much.

      The 18-year-old is immediately more chocolatey, nuttier and 'darker'. More woodspice. Dried hay. More earthy than the 12th. Sweet woodspice.

      The 21-year-old was surprisingly grassy and alert. Cucumber water? After a while comes a difficult sweetness that I find in the 12th but not in the 18th, although here in the 21st it is more noticeable. Bärté.
    • Taste
      The 12-year-old has a grassy honey combo in the taste. Not even whisky screaming out flavors. With a little water, I experience it sweeter. A little vanilla from the barrel.

      The 18-year-old has a slower pace, it takes time to make himself known. Sherry sweetness but definitely no bomb. Oily mouthfeel. Spicy.

      The 21-year-old tastes younger than 21, a little pinched on the tongue. This one is also oily like the two younger editions.
    • Finish
      The 12-year-old's oiliness remains with a fresh sweet aftertaste. Vanilla. Medium but not as long as 18. A little bitterness at the back of the tongue. Good balance.

      The 18-year-old is relatively dry in the aftertaste but it has a good spiciness that I like. Medium.

      The 21-year-old I expected a more impressive finish but it is no longer than the 18-year-old. Not bad but a little too easy to forget. The 21 is more like the 12 here as well as in many other aspects. The 18-year-old is the one who stands out from them.

      12 - 83p
      18 - 86p
      21 - 81p

  3. JBKwb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Marcel74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I find this whisky different from others because it has a unique fresh natural taste .. it is a keeper in the collection
    • Nose
      Floral, banana, lemon, peach, apricot, grass, moss, natural freshness (fresh air)
    • Taste
      fresh and fruity, very slightly spicy
    • Finish
      Apples, honey, sweet, mouth-watering, you want more

  5. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Smell: An oily scent has occupied the main melody from the beginning. The background is a refreshing sense of oil and fat, accompanied by a touch of grain, nuts, citrus, and cream. Subtle and highly fused, at the end enough to sober up, lovely comprehensive fruit candy is released in the cup.

    Drink: The taste is light and refreshing, with a slight bubble feeling. The taste of cereals and nuts spreads in the mouth after the entrance, the finish is not long, and it is comfortable and pleasant.

    Sense: The experience of smelling and drinking is the same. Although it has 46 degrees of alcohol, it does not give any pressure, the richness is not high, and it is very fresh and easy to drink, like the air bubbles blown out by children in the amusement park. Let people relax a lot at once.

  6. Max70 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, tasted after its brother Aultmore 25 Foggie Moss, so little sensation of "I would like to be...." for it. A good whisky but not so remarkable
    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweetness in background, leather and tobacco can be clearly identified
    • Taste
      80 80
      Cinnamon, dark chocolate and almonds. 46% alchool helps sustaining the body that otherwise would a little bit too "plain"
    • Finish
      81 81
      Wood and spices, not so long but enough pleasant

  7. Joint86 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Spices, lemongrass, herbs
    • Taste
      Spices, oak, citrus, vanilla
    • Finish
      Medium and dry

      The extremely different 12s, spices and herbs dominate in the first nose - distillery character well felt.
      Upper league of 12-year-olds.

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Delicious easy drinking Speysider, which, however, lacks a little bit of draft, which is still not quite 0815. A good standard.
    • Nose
      In the nose classic pear, apples, rather green, not juicy sweet, slightly lime, malty, fresh, light citrus note.
    • Taste
      Juicy in the mouth, pear, some citrus, sweetish with a bitter finish
    • Finish
      warm, some pepper, quite dry, some sweetness in the background and some light herbaceous notes. Very saliva-stimulating.

  10. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    The color (light white wine), suggests little active barrels and therefore a lot Brennereicharakter.

    After pouring the full broadside citrus fruits (lemon and lime) and hay. Mown grass that has been lying on the meadow for two weeks, some freshly de-escaped vanilla.
    Breathing does not really bring much more flavor. Only a scent like that of Angostura Bitter peels off the citrus after a few minutes.
    Overall, a nose that is quite nice, but certainly not remembered.

    Citrus fruit, hay, very little vanilla, spicy oak, and after about 20 seconds in the mouth there is nothing left. The viscosity reveals that it is not water, but taste? Very, very flat.

    Unfortunately, taste comes here again. In the mouth remains a bitter, metallic feeling. And that unfortunately stays longer.

    Tasty is different, this Aultmore would have rather deterred me from the whisky. The best thing about this Aultmore is the quality and beautifully designed glass bottle, as hard as that sounds. Is for me as deeply in the course as the old law 10yo


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