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Aultmore 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 139

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Aultmore 12 Years Old

12 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Aultmore Distillery
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Chris Goodrum

Crisp, minerally and fresh with underlying barley and orange blossom honey. Deep with hints of vanilla oak and later a touch of toasted toffee and herbs.
A little more of the toffeed oak so not as fresh as the nose would suggest. Gently honeyed with hints of apricot, barley and developing stony notes.
Good fresh finish, the alcohol and mineral notes cut through.
The nose displays a lovely freshness and though the rather dominant oak reigns that freshness in on the palate, it is still a thoroughly enjoyable aperitif style whisky.

Alwynne Gwilt

An odd nose, slightly sour, then caramel and pine. Vanilla with more floral notes as it opens. Needs time, becomes more gentle and appealing. After ten minutes though, still a sweaty pineapple note.
Fairly hot for the ABV. Lots of prickle at the front of the tongue. Pears, oak and caramel covered apples with some marzipan thrown in.
Medium length finish. Notes of apples come through. And slight, dry bitterness.
Slightly puzzling at first but grew on me as I let it air.
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