Aultmore 18 Years Old. Built in 1896, Aultmore distillery is located in the Speyside town of Keith. The majority of its production is used for famous blends such as VAT69 and Dewar’s White Label. Official bottlings of this whisky are rare, to say the least. All the more reason to discover this 18 year old which boasts a multitude of the fruity, floral, spicy and herbaceous notes that are in - herent to the finest single malts of this region.
Appearance : Bright gold.
Nose : Full-bodied, refined. Beautiful herbaceous and apricot notes precede notes of aromatic herbs (sage, vervain). camphoric camphoric Next, spices (black pepper, cinnamon) herald its evolution towards a more liquorice and camphorous register. “Cohesion” is the first word that comes to mind when trying to describe this Aultmore. Ripe fruits (apple, pear) elegantly punctuate its aromatic sequence.
Palate : Balanced, dynamic. Echoes all or part of the aromatic palette as it pleases, adding coconut and more spices (fresh coriander, ginger). The midpalate is sumptuously vanilla-flavoured and herbaceous (moss, green barley). Candied citrus fruit draws out the palate with determination until the finish.
Overall : Long, silky. Like biting into the skin of sweet white grapes, with praline and toffee notes bringing out its exquisite woodiness. With remarkable freshness, it throws open the towering doors of a malting floor. In the retro-nasal olfaction, toasted flavours penetrate deep into our gustatory memory. The empty glass releases honey (acacia), springtime flavours (lily of the valley) and roasted notes (tobacco).