Style: Single Malt Whisky
Latest Batch: 8
Released: May 2018
Latest Batch Age: 20 Year Old
Latest Batch Size: 997
Latest Batch ABV: 52.1%
Aultmore have been producing whisky in the Speyside region since the late 1800s, and their expressions impress us on a regular basis. However, despite their hundred-year-long history, there's hasn't really been a big, juicy story about Aultmore for us to turn into a label. So, what happened instead was we made the label be a shark going toe-to-toe with a velociraptor (or should that be fin-to-weird-scaly-claw?) on a cargo ship. We reckon we made a pretty good choice.
Nose: Cookie dough, passion fruit, earthy pear, cinnamon and shortbread.
Palate: Pineapple, lime and marmalade, tempered by more vanilla-rich shortbread notes.
Finish: A touch of spicy oak followed by thick caramel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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