Review: Aultmore 12 year old single malt scotch whisky

Aultmore Distillery – Bacardi

46% ABV

£41.95 for 70cl from Master of Malt

Score: 83/100

Aultmore12yo

What they say:

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.

What I say:

Sampled in the Bacardi Last Great Malts whisky snug at the Edinburgh Whisky Stramash 2015

Colour:

Light straw/Sauternes gold (4/20), medium droplet tears with slim trails

Nose:

Sweet vanilla and honey, floral blossom, creamy, citrus lemon and apple juice, furniture polish, hints of acetone, very sweet icing sugar

Taste:

Buttery biscuits, hay, grass, moss, citric and juicy/zesty apple and lime juice and hints of deeper orange juice, vanilla cream, cereal barley grist, green/new oak wood, more vanilla and crème brulee, some caramel and lemon juice

Finish:

Medium length, citric lemon and lime juice with vanilla cream

Overall:

A very pleasant and gentle introductory malt for Aultmore, fruity and creamy in equal measures a relaxed Speyside dram. Hinting that I may be developing a particular fondness already based on their entry-level Aultmore.