Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Trip the light fantastic
Stated Age
14 years old
Virgin Heavy Toast Medium Char Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 dec 2016 7:29 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65.96

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Whisky reviews for Aultmore 2002 SMWS 73.80

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.67 points.

  1. Roland7 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Creamy ice cream in a waffle cup! Very soft for such a fortress! Excellent balance! Custard, honey, milk chocolate, marzipan, cedar, vanilla are the basis of this whisky, which is complemented by mandarin, raspberry, plum, marmalade, apricot jam and corn. And in the background, a lightly toasted bread crust, white pepper and mint!

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Interesting mole, an unusual combination of tropical fruits, confectionery sweets with mineral-metal, industrial derivatives - a selection for an amateur, but I liked it, something reminded insecticides releases Ben Nevis, only in a lighter and cheerful incarnation, whatever you say, but interesting barrels in SMWS they are able to select.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, first nose - engine oil with metal shavings, window putty; raisins, sharp notes of sulfur, metal shavings, grindstone; stone dust, margelan radish, drying plaster, sweet shades of tropical fruits, sweet confectionery tones, red orange.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, raisins, dried fruits, notes of sulfur, chemical shades, bitter young bark, fruit and berry compote, fruit candied fruits - mango, pineapple, papaya; metallic acidity, ginger.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, raisins, dried fruits, light oily taste - popcorn, sweet pies in deep frying; ginger, orange peel.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Like the Arran WB, this is another virgin oak finish, transferred after spending most of it’s life [13 years], in ex-bourbon.

    N: Oily, malty and fruity.
    T: Another honeyed malt that is now firmly the theme of today.
    F: There’s a horseradish warning, but only if you take it neat - much like the Royal Brackla first up.
    C: So so.


    Scores a CTAKE 2:

    C: Straight-ahead robust whisky-ish whisky from [yawn], virgin oak.

    Scores a C[+]


  5. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:The aromas danced around the room in delicate steps of orange blossom, rose petals and mandarin before turning to a more autumnal twirl of dried fruits, banana bread and candied ginger. The palate followed with a warming and chewy spice that seemed to envelop the entire body in a comforting blanket of deliciousness. Sweet and creamy custard appeared with sticky homemade blackcurrant jam, fresh brambles, dried prunes and over-ripe pineapple served on a new oak platter. After spending 13 years in an ex-Bourbon hogshead it spent the remainder of its maturation in a Virgin oak hogshead.

    DRINKING TIP: To accompany the passo doble.


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