Aultmore Batch 5
Released: June 2015
Batch Size: 216 bottles
Batch ABV: 48.8%
Nose: Robustly malty, with a hint of citra hop bitterness. Vanilla develops.
Palate: New oak, sugary biscuits and cinnamon-spiced apple tart.
Finish: Flaky pastry and white pepper.
Aultmore Batch 4
Released: April 2014
Batch Size: 199 bottles
Batch ABV: 47.3%
Nose: Almonds, floury dough, a squeeze of citrus.
Palate: Smoky coffee starts to develop, soon joined by chewy apricot.
Finish: Hazelnuts and barley.
Aultmore Batch 3
Released: August 2013
Batch Size: 151 bottles
Batch ABV: 53.2%
Nose: A delicate mix of citrus and vanilla, with a pinch of pepper keeping it lively. Apple drifts in and out, along with a minimal amount of smokiness.
Palate: The vanilla on the nose disappears, leaving mellow lemon with blossom.
Finish: An early summer banquet of fruits dominate the finish, with a slow rolling hazelnut crunch sneaking in.
Aultmore Batch 2
Released: February 2013
Batch Size: 226 bottles
Batch ABV: 56%
Nose: Hugely spiced, oaky nose with a predominance of green, tangy fruits – kiwi, gooseberry and a little lime. Big notes of clove oil and hints of dried herbs too.
Palate: Kiwi and buttery, spicy malt. A touch of sweet custard, allspice and tangy citrus. Those gooseberry notes return.
Finish: Minty, long finish with all kinds of spice and tart fruit.
Aultmore Batch 1
Released: November 2012
Batch Size: 422 bottles
Batch ABV: 53.4%
Nose: Zesty citrus notes and ripe green fruits, notable gooseberries, on the nose with some vanilla layered up behind.
Palate: Rich spice and vanilla with a velvety mouth-feel and a little cloudy apple juice at the back.
Finish: Clean with notes of peppermint and chocolate with a little pepper to taste.
Clynelish Batch 2
Released: March 2013
Batch Size: 319 bottles
Batch ABV: 50.6%
Nose: Oily malt, salted caramel brownie, poached pear.
Palate: Salt & pepper crackers, buttery fruit, oak-y smoke.
Finish: A hearty helping of allspice and toffee.
Clynelish Batch 1
Released: January 2013
Batch Size: 197 bottles
Batch ABV: 48.6%
Nose: Spiced barley, gingersnaps and hints of juicy yellow plum.
Palate: Slowly developing waves of sea breeze, with more fresh fruit in the background.
Finish: Stem ginger, cinnamon and peach.
Bunnahabhain Batch 2
Released: October 2013
Batch Size: 156 bottles
Batch ABV: 45.3%
Bunnahabhain Batch 1
Batch Size: 233 bottles
Batch ABV: 46.1%