Aultmore 12 Year old

A new favourite

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

Megawatt

Date:

7th Nov 2015

Reviewer rating:

90

About this score:

  • Nose: 22
  • Taste: 24
  • Finish: 21
  • Balance: 23

The average score for this whisky is 82.

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Tasting Notes by Megawatt

Nose: grassy with hints of aniseed. Sweeter notes lurking beneath; candied ginger?

Taste: rich, oily body. Sweet with licorice and tropical fruits. Then a massive surge of oak. Wonderful, lip-smacking stuff.

Finish: a touch of sourness, but not enough to make things unpleasant. Long and oaky with echoes of malty sweetness.

Balance: I really love this whisky. It is a true full-bodied Speyside with enough flavour to make you reconsider your stance on the malts of this region. Needs a splash of water to really reveal itself. It truly is a no-frills kind of whisky: pale in colour, pure in flavour, with no peat or cask finishes to mask its malty character. A real malt-lover's dram.

Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Aultmore

Region:

Speyside

ABV:

46%

Colour:

Chardonnay

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