Spirit Type: Single Malt
Bottle size: 70cl
It is a part of the Bacardi roster of distilleries; Aultmore is an under-the-radar malt creator stated by Difford’s Guide as the “rarest of Speyside,” a proclamation that lines up with the personal experience of the whiskey lovers.
Until now, they would have never tasted an Aultmore whisky, but after sampling this 21-year-old bottling of the stuff, are you ready to begin seeking out this rare treat slightly more often.
It has been tucked away in the Foggie Moss Burn with the Burn of Auchinderran not far from North Bogbain, and the Aultmore Distillery anchors a part of Speyside blessed in the way of evocative place names and whisky.
The company was established in 1896 by Alexander Edwards, a robust whisky industry entrepreneur who also owned the Benrinnes Distillery and a founding member of the Craigellachie Distillery. After introducing Aultmore, he had gone on to initiate Dallas Dhu and Benromach, then buy a main share of Oban.
The color of the drink is Light golden. It has a very precise as well as a fine aroma. There’s loads of fruit, like mango, melon, peach rings, impeccably ripe pear, candied violets and full-bloom roses, like a romp through the gummies part of a candy store. There’s also a very simple undertone of a touch of menthol, malt, wafts of hot iron as well as smoke, and a little of candle wax, which is politely integrated – lovely.
The taste of the whiskey is fine and honed. Several fruits are rich in flavors like papaya, banana, and coconut.
Then it has meltier kernel-like undertones that emerge as an amazing combination of flavors, for instance, oatcakes, sourdough, pencil lead- segueing to a warming wave of black pepper as well as cinnamon in the finish. All these spices at the end offer amazing warmth for a 46% whisky.
It has a spicy and flavorful finish, with fragrant baking seasoning taking into a peppery hit that lingers. Moreover, it has earned several awards in different Categories, Winner of Speyside Single Malt 21 Years and Over – 2020 in World Whiskies Awards, and many more.