- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- Dare you enter?
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- 1st Fill Spanish Oak Pedro Ximenez Butt
- Number of bottles
- 59.5 % Vol.
- 100 ml 700 ml
- Added on
- 06 Jul 2017 1:18 pm by lrb85
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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2002 SMWS 73.87
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points
- Pur is somehow damn closed. Even with water, it does not open properly. Only gets sweeter. Not exactly complex. The PX influence is very restrained.
I did not like the whisky.
But it looks pretty fresh. Certainly not what you would expect from a 1st fill PX. Anise. Ginger. Sugar beets. Fudge. Peach ice tea. Lemon balm. Some raisin. Also floral notes can be heard. And then comes oak.
It becomes much sweeter with water and less fresh.
So the alcohol does not hide. It's good. In addition beautiful sweetness. Flowerhoney. Toffee. Then there is not much anymore. So sharp with sweetness. The sharpness promotes salivation.
With water now the sharpness decreases significantly, but it is even sweeter and creamier.
The sharpness decreases. Orange peel. Walnut. Oak.
- A rather uneven whisky, the beginning is very positive, young notes climb in development, the taste is very sharp and quickly rolls into bitterness, the finish adds a little, but he cannot pull out the situation as a whole. I tried it with water, it is useless, the aroma is killed completely, but the taste remains as it was, it only became softer.
Open, moist, spicy wood, raisins, furniture lacquer, very soft and velvety at first, in the development becomes sharper, spiky with mineral and grain notes, malt, cardboard.
Sharp, powerful, sweet-woody, tart, raisins, pepper wave, grains, cocoa, nuts.
- Cake with custard! Nougat, honey, orange, quince, apricot, marmalade, green tea, mint, almonds and raw wood.
plums, fairly strong alcohol, floral, apricot, tropical fruits
sweet, honey, orange, light pepper, spicy, cinnamon
slightly peppery, orange, tropical fruit, long aftertaste
Spicey and sweet
Orange and figs, just gorgeous
- SMWS tasting notes:
Initially the nose encapsulated the fragrant whiff of a scented garden, rich in orchids, jasmine and hibiscus flowers. An orange sponge cake had been baked for this occasion, dusted with icing sugar and accompanied by an apricot flan. The introduction of water uncovered an altogether denser disposition as sticky dessert wine, toffee apples and figs in syrup entered the game. Then came the first nuances of spice with hot cross buns, cinnamon, ginger and orange chutney. The palate unashamedly delved deeper into darker dimensions as we encountered rich fruitcake, juicy malt loaf and black cherry jam. The texture became thick, syrupy and intense like mulled wine combining honey, cherry brandy and oloroso sherry. After 13 years in an ex-oloroso sherry butt it was transferred to a 1st fill Spanish oak Pedro Ximenez butt for the remainder of its maturation.