Aultmore 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Aultmore distillery was founded in 1897 by Alexander Edward, one of Scotland’s best-known distillers, during the peak of the late-Victorian whisky boom. Supplied to the big blending houses of the day, AULTMORE single malt's popularity with them gave rise to the distillery's success, having drawn great admiration for the smoothness of its spirit. In fact, its qualities are so fine and well-balanced that it was soon one of just a few single malts rated ‘Top Class’ by industry experts. Aultmore 12 Years is part of Dewar's Last Great Malts collection and originates from a distillery in the central Speyside region of Scotland that has been producing whisky for over a century. This particular release, introduced in 1896 by Alexander Edward, who also owned Benrinnes and later acquired Oban, marks a notable addition to the lineup. Traditionally, Aultmore has mainly contributed single malt whisky for blends and hasn't had many regular official bottlings. Therefore, Dewar's decision to release a new age-stated range from Aultmore is intriguing, and its positioning in the single malt market will be an exciting development to observe over the coming years.
NOSE: Notes of malt, banana, dried fruit, vanilla, a touch of tartness, and waxy citrus peel. A buttery undertone adds depth to the overall aroma.
PALATE: Grassy hay, malt, dried fruit, subtle hints of chocolate and banana bread, tartness, with underlying notes of citric acid and honey.
FINISH: A medium finish with flavors of banana bread, slight sweetness, and a touch of hay.
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