The new expressions - Aultmore 12-year-old, Aultmore 21-year-old (in travel retail only) and Aultmore 25-year-old (in limited quantities) - form part of its ‘Last Great Malts’ of Scotland’ range and have never released by the distillery before.
Aultmore has been producing malt whisky since 1897. The company says little is known about this distillery which sits in the hills of Moray, north of Keith on the road to Buckie.
It was built by Alexander Edward, close to terrain called the Foggie Moss. This area, known in the past for illicit distillation, is home to Aultmore’s water source. Damp, atmospheric conditions prevail here and the water, filtered through the gorse and heather, is the base of the whisky’s light, clear character.
The scotch is said to be dubbed the ‘rarest of Speyside’. Dewar’s says it is much sought after for its grassy notes and smoothness. Aultmore has been released initially into Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, the US and travel retail.
Aultmore Tasting Notes:
Aultmore 12 Years Old, 46% abv
Born of fog, bog and brimming wee burns, a verdant nose of dewy moss and delicate flora, sweet liquid tracking a secluded path, gliding through green grass and fresh wild herbs.
Aultmore 21 Years Old, 46%
Ethereal summer nights, gloaming air tinged with fruity olive oil and rosemary, then velvety sweetness with soft melon and cereal hues; a sleekit-smooth secret, shared at last.
Aultmore 25 Years Old, 46%
Reclined in damp shorn grass, vapours of lime and baked apples, each silken sip unveiling lush vanilla and buttery biscuits; dreich skies deserve a top-class dram.