Aultmore

Aultmore 9 Years Old 2011 Reserve Casks Parcel No. 4

Aultmore 9 Years Old 2011 Reserve Casks Parcel No. 4

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 48%
  • Age: 9 Years Old
  • Bottling: Elixir Distillers, The Single Malts of Scotland, Reserve Casks, Parcel No.4
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £52.95 available from The Whisky Exchange
  • Origin: Aultmore distillery
  • Vintage: 2011
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What they say

A nine-year-old Aultmore single malt from indie bottler Elixir Distillers, matured in a batch of six barrels and bottled in 2020 as part of its Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Cask series.

Official tasting notes:

Aromas of freshly-baked cinnamon roles mingle with poached pears, candy apples, autumn leaves and red cherries on the nose. The palate offers notes of custard cream biscuits, milky tea, coconut, hazelnut chocolate and caramel, with a bold splash of mango bursting through.

What I say

Sampled during the WOLS Elixir Distillers tasting hosted by their Brand Ambassador Julie Hamilton. This batch of Aultmore comprised 6 casks distilled in 2011.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Pale champagne gold (3/20), large tears and thivk legs.
  • Nose: Similar to the Linkwood, fruity, sweet and vanillic but slightly more depth and slightly vegetal, heather honey, malted barley and a touch nutty too.
  • Taste: Buttery, rounded, oak wood, spiced, white pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, pear and apple, minty, coconut and chocolate.
  • Finish: Long, spiced and sweet.

Overall

This small batch has slightly more depth, whether due to quality of the initial distillate or casks used is hard to determine but I certainly preferred this over the Linkwood in the same range.

Score 82/100

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