Review: Aultmore 25 Years Old 1990 Cask 3241
Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Aultmore Distillery
Bottling: Whiskybroker Sherry Butt 3241
What they say:
Distilled 15.05.1990 at Aultmore distillery in Speyside and matured for over 25 years in Sherry Butt 3241 before bottling 10.07.2015 at cask strength of 57.8%
Lovely dark sherry colour, full bodied, and a huge sherry sweet nose with a bit of a spirity tang.
Without water it is nippy, but very fruity.
A splash opens it up a bit, and brings out a woody taste with a hint of caramel.
The finish is medium with a peppery spicy aftertaste.
What I say:
Finishing off our Aultmore trio having sampled the 14yo 73.74 and 22yo 73.69 from SMWS we have here a single sherry butt distilled in 1990 and matured for 25 years, bottled by Whiskybroker.
Dark burnished copper amber (16/20), quick medium-sized tears, medium tears leave fine legs
Sweet red fruits, plum, cherry, strawberry, floral roses, geraniums, nutty walnut, hazelnut, chocolate, dry fruitcake mix, malty barley flour, herbal cumin.
Cherry cola, blackcurrant cordial, vimto almost, woodsmoke, massively malty, chocolate with hints of nuts and raisins, treacle, burnt sugars, crème brulee topping & spun sugar, crème caramel, pizza ovens – woodsmoke, sweet tomato fruits and herbal oregano
Long, milk chocolate, stout/porter, smoked Christmas cake!
Wow! A great whisky with an unusual burnt sweetness and masses of fruitiness that romps through darker berry fruits backed by strong malt and chocolate. Spend some time with this one!
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