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Overall rating
86.21/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Dare you enter?
Vintage
26.09.2002
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Spanish Oak Pedro Ximenez Butt
Casknumber
73.87
Number of bottles
558
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
06 Jul 2017 1:18 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 152.00

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Whisky Reviews for Aultmore 2002 SMWS 73.87

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The sharpness decreases. Orange peel. Walnut. Oak.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Fluid, rounded.
      .
    • Finish
      Sharp, powerful, sweet-woody, tart, raisins, pepper wave, grains, cocoa, nuts.

  3. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Cake with custard! Nougat, honey, orange, quince, apricot, marmalade, green tea, mint, almonds and raw wood.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      plums, fairly strong alcohol, floral, apricot, tropical fruits
    • Taste
      sweet, honey, orange, light pepper, spicy, cinnamon
    • Finish
      slightly peppery, orange, tropical fruit, long aftertaste

  6. RichardMayston scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Spicey and sweet 
    • Taste
      Orange and figs, just gorgeous 

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

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