Aultmore

Aultmore 16 Years old 1997 Berrys’ (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, Cask #3584, 2013)

Aultmore 16 Years old 1997 Berrys’

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: 16 Years Old
  • Bottling: Berrys’, Berry Bros & Rudd, Cask #3584
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £discontinued
  • Origin: Aultmore distillery
  • Vintage: 1997

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What they say

This is a Berry Brothers and Rudd independent bottling of Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a single cask. It was distilled back in 1997 and set aside to age in cask #3584 for 16 years. It was then bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd in 2013, with no chill-filtration or additional colours.

What I say

Wow, looking back I realise it has been 4 years since since I wrote up an Aultmore tasting note. I guess it is not a distillery that is on my radar. Some great OB’s were released back in 2015 and perhaps some oddly specific and exclusive (i.e. too expensive) travel retail or wine cask finishes a little after. Looking back I feel Aultmore was trial “premiumised” with fairly abysmal results. Anyhow here is an affordable Indie bottling from Berry Bros and Rudd.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Yellow gold (4/20), rounded, medium tears and long, thin legs.
  • Nose: Fruity and perfumed, orchard blossom, apple, pear, banana, light honey, fruit cordial and syrups, vanilla and malty barley.
  • Taste: Rich and full-bodied, fresh apples, crips pear, ripe banana and melon, even a touch of pineapple, syrup, honey, sweet malt and vanilla.
  • Finish: Galia and honeydew melon and plenty of pear drop sweeties.

Overall

Wow, melon filled goodness and unmistakable pear drops, super fruity.

Score 87/100

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