Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Dark chocolate destiny
Stated Age
14 years old
Refill Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Jan 2017 7:51 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.72

2 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2002 SMWS 73.81

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.48 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great made SMWS. For £ 55 n'Schnapper.
    • Nose
      Blood orange in the nose, a little tartly sweet, but also refreshing, like ice glacier, also a bit of nail polish remover. But the blood orange dominates.
    • Taste
      Then on the palate quite spicy, brown sugar, again this slightly citrus-sweet orange association but also a decent oak cargo. Not old or old cupboard, but fresh oak. Then on a second beat very sweet - strong, a pinch of pepper. Has bite, but very cool - 59 volts but no burning!
    • Finish
      On the finish rather spicy, a touch of caramel and this thick orange marmalade, or jam. Breathing through the nose then again this glacier ice fresh, which fights through the sweet-sour of the citrus fruit. One can chew on it properly and the initially mentioned blood orange always comes back to my mind. Very nice, powerful but harmoniously spicy finish.

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Gladi-Treffen 25.05.2019

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant whisky, dense, thick, sweet, very similar to A'bunadh from Aberlauer, but more sweet and juicy - drinking sherry monster.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, fatty notes, deep-frying oil, lard, malt, old wood, mineral tones - whetstone, stone powder, raisins, dried apricots
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, raisins, oak, pepper wave, very sweet and dense, astringent bark, dried fruits, light metallic flavor, candied ginger, tropical fruits - mango, pineapple;
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, sweet-woody, slightly tart, light sour dried apricots, creamy notes, tropical fruits.

  4. Roland7 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Explicit sherry notes, cookies, cream brulee, milk chocolate, honey, cake, almonds, cocoa, orange, figs, cherry plums, sugar candies, mint. In the background, pickle, just a little bit. In the aftertaste is a nice tannin!

  5. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Yellow apples, pears, gooseberries, kiwi. Rosemary, lemon thyme. Dry grasses, reeds.
    • Taste
      Cornflakes, mild honey. White chocolate cream with fruit salad and almonds. A touch of cocoa powder and some pepper.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Again, such a delicious, spicy complex malt at a fair price - I especially like the intensity without becoming one-dimensional
    • Nose
      soft light oak, a touch of furniture polish, subtle dryness in the nose, then massive delicious fruity sweetness, apple compote with cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise drowning in vanilla sauce, red crumble apples, a hint of orange, old lemon with zests, raisins, bay leaves, juniper
    • Taste
      spicy, full-bodied, sweet, fresh mint, orange oil, forest honey, slight pleasant bitterness of oak tannins - a subtle, complex undifferentiated fruitiness
    • Finish
      slight nuttiness, herbs, spices, notes of cinnamon, mint - runs very sweet - lasts for a very long time on the tongue - slight bitterness - that look chocolaty and never become too much

  9. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    very good stuff, great value for your money
    I will have to try the official bottlings!
    • Nose
      initially slightly bourbonny but that´s to vanish soon. the sherry influence becomes evident but not overpowering or dominating the dram. it´s more like a good irish whisky. in fact it reminds me a bit of redbreast 15.
      we got oranges , apples and few blackcurrants.
      malt and light caramel in the background, slightly musty and a little floral,too. ultra-light oak.
    • Taste
      mildly sour fruitiness on oranges and lemons, also hints of limes. absolutely fresh and mouthwatering. the irish/bourbonny aromas are completely gone.
      the second sip brought in more malty components as well as some mellow dried fruits.
    • Finish
      good length, still nicely fruity and slightly tingly.


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