Aultmore 1992 / 20 Year Old / Single Malts of Scotland

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Aultmore 1992 / 20 Year Old / Single Malts of Scotland
70cl / 52.9%
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A 20 year old from the 1992 vintage from Aultmore, a little-seen distillery bought by Bacardi from Diageo in 1998. Most of Aultmore's output goes into the excellent Dewar's blends, but this little gem has been saved. Matured in a bourbon barrel, which is smaller than the standard hogshead, giving this a rich creamy vanilla character with lipsmacking oaky spices.
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RegionSpeysideBottlerSpeciality Drinks LtdSeriesSingle Malts of ScotlandAge20 Year OldVintage1992Bottling DateMay 2012Cask TypeBourbonCask Number3383No of Bottles244
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Tim F

Nose: Very clean, bourbony aromas - lots of vanilla and coconut shell, summer flowers, some hay and faint hints of marshmallows and cut grass.  Apples and spices as well.  With time develops creamy (natural) caramel aromas.  Millionaire shortbread.  Seems marginally grassier with water.

Palate:  Medium-full.  Wave of pure bourbon oakiness, some drying wood, lashings of creamy vanilla and mouth-watering spices.  Very sweet from mid-palate onwards, with the shortbread, caramel and apple flavours most prominent amongst the drying spices.  Water lifts the spices and oak.

Finish: Decent length, drying and spicy.

Comment: A good summer whisky or aperitif that handsomely rewards a few drops of water and a bit of time in the glass.

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