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Aultmore 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 140

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Aultmore 21 Years Old

Brand
Aultmore
Expression
21 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1994
Produced at
Aultmore Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.aultmore.com/
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

82
Nose
Dense and oily with dusty pollen, thick set honey and barley. Robust and full with developing leafy, herbal notes and a touch of maturing fruit. With time the honey becomes lightly floral.
Palate
Full, barley with some dense but unobtrusive oak. Mouth-coating thick set honey and fruit follows giving it an unctuous mouth-feel. A touch of nippy spices balance adroitly.
Finish
Long and stony with a lovely, fresh mineral and citrus (lime, mandarin) finish.
Comment
A classic, full-bodied Spey, worth buying for the finish alone!

Charles Montanaro

75
Nose
Warming, pine heavy, lots of green – surprisingly fresh and verdant while remaining musty and inviting.
Palate
Palate: Starting out with honeycomb and pronounced herbal notes straight into apples, pear, maybe some peach. Surprisingly tannic and oily considering the apparent lightness.
Finish
A lot of dryness and bitterness surrounded by these green and nutty notes with little complexity.
Comment
Surprised the flavour did not follow up as expected on the intriguing nose, yet there is something which keeps me coming back for more.
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