I visited Dewar’s World of Whisky today and was keen to try Aultmore as I have an empty cask in my back garden that once contained this spirit. I tried the 12 year old and the 21 year old and this was my preference as it, naturally, has more character. The colour comes from its maturation in refill hogsheads for over 20 years and it’s not chill filtered
The nose is really fresh with lots of fruit like peaches and mangoes with mint and rosemary. It’s a really unusual nose but fantastic all the same
When you taste it the rosemary is really obvious but then you get porridge with bananas and toast. That makes it sound like a breakfast whisky but it’s a wee bit more sophisticated than that!
The finish is really long and smooth and packs a kick as its 46% abv and it leaves you with a nip in the throat
This is close to Balvenie’s Caribbean Cask albeit at 3 times the cost, but worth the investment IMHO. Slainje