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Aultmore 18 Year Old

(70cl, 46%)

Aultmore 18 Year Old

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Aultmore 18 Year Old Bottling Note

An 18 year old Aultmore launched in 2015 as part of John Dewar & Sons' Last Great Malts ranges.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Cereal, fruit salad, vanilla, citrus, peach. Very inviting.

Palate: Herbaceous, vinous (Riesling and Chardonnay), syrupy orchard fruit, biscuit, fresh orange blossom.

Finish: Sultana, citrus, malt, light and lingering.

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Aultmore 18 Year Old Reviews

I stand corrected

I left the last review and, at the time, I stand by what I said. However, after some oxidation to the bottle the taste has changed and improved considerably. For a start, with oxidation, the bitterness has dissipated almost entirely - that was a huge irk so I am delighted that has gone. There is more of a richness to the mouthfeel and more pronounced flavors is every aspect of this whisky, from the nose to the palate to the finish, it has improved after being opened. There is still way too much of a boozy/alcoholic finish in my view and, for an 18 year old, it is still too harsh. However, it is not the disaster I thought it was and certainly is a much better whisky than my original review suggested. I suggest giving it a week, after opening to breathe, before trying and you will enjoy it a lot more.

21st August 2019

A poorly conceived 18 year old lacking in many departments

Going to just be brutally honest and say I don't like this whisky but I will explain it's good and bad points:

Good:

- the nose is nice (and easily the best part of this whisky) with a decent amount of complexity and variety.
- it is certainly smooth, little if any alcohol burn.

Bad:

- a promising start on the palate gives way to a bitterness that does not leave, quite unpleasant.
- the finish takes that bitterness and runs with it, leaving you with an unpleasant, and often metallic, flavor in your mouth.
- overall thin feeling, not at all rich in my opinion. It has a few core flavors which could be rich but they feel too distant and the thinness of the mouth feel just underlines that fact.
- texture and mouthfeel are just way too thin, even rolling it around your glass it acts more like water than a luxurious whisky.
- for 18 year old whisky you would expect much more.
- for the price you pay you have the right to expect more.

This whisky would be fine if sold as a cheap bottle without an age statement, but at the price, with 18 years emblazoned on it, you expect a lot more. I've got whiskies half the age of this which dismantle it with ease. It is one of the few whiskies I would actually recommend avoiding.

9th August 2019

Superb, smooth, and developed.

Bought a bottle at duty-free in Seoul. Smooth as silk, immediately had corkand wood on the nose, then leaves, moss and palm sugar. On the palate I detected honey, dried fig and marmalade. A long finish with honey, citrus, and tangerine candy mid-tongue. Lovely, mature whisky.

22nd April 2018

Delightfully complex with a rich syrupy finish!

Lovely, slight sulphur bite with a honey sweet finish. Complex and luscious.

21st April 2018

A slice of heaven on earth

Incredible dram for the money. Aultmore doesn't disappoint with this 18 year release. Tasting notes are spot on - lovely fruit and syrup maltiness with a great mouthfeel. You will NOT be disappointed in this scotch!

3rd April 2017

Tasting

Not disappointed. When the nose was subtle I could only tell it reminded me of the candy store back in my young years. Sweet vanilla peaches slowly added more complexity, European oak and lemon tarts let the strength and controlled 46% take over for a wonderful finish.

23rd October 2016

Tip top

9.5 - Nuff said.

14th October 2016

Absolutely delicious

A wonderfully smooth drop

17th July 2016

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