Aultmore distillery was completed in 1896, and was powered by a water wheel until 1898 when a steam engine was fitted. This engine was in almost continuous use for nearly 70 years, and was only decommissioned in 1969 when electricity was finally introduced to the distillery. Aultmore had only been in operation for a couple of years when the in ... Read More »
A 2000 vintage Aultmore bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. This was bottled two years after Diageo sold the owning company of the distillery to Bacardi in a deal worth more than £1bn. Aged in refill sherry casks, this has notes of spice, wood and herbs.
A 1998 vintage Aultmore from independent bottlers Speciality Drinks Ltd as part of their Single Malts of Scotland range. Aged for 15 years in cask number 2619, just 220 bottles of this rich and warming whisky were released.
A 1991 vintage Aultmore released in 2013 by independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was distilled at a time when the distillery had a dark grains plant to turn some of their waste products into cattle feed.
A 16 year old Aultmore bottled to celebrate the distillery's 100th anniversary. It's a rare limited edition release and comes in at an eye-watering 63% abv. From the colour, it's probably safe to assume this was from a sherry cask.