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XOP Aultmore Tasting notes and reviews

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XOP Aultmore

Brand
XOP
Expression
Aultmore
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
54.40%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co
Region
Speyside
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Worldwide

Laura Foster

84
Nose
Oloroso sherry and wood varnish. The classic nuts, raisins and dates alongside some candied orange peel, glacé cherries and toffee, not to mention used coffee grounds.
Palate
It's all about the toast. Freshly varnished toasted wood, slightly burnt brown walnut bread, bitter marmalade and a dollop of sulphur.
Finish
There's a mouthcoating consistency to this that ensures the flavours linger on and on – no doubt helped by the high ABV.
Comment
For sherry fans, this is your gal.

Mark Newton

88
Nose
Damson and chocolate, Ribena, redcurrants and cranberry sauce. Elderberries. Jammy, with maple syrup. The club room, Chesterfield, ink and polish.
Palate
Heck of a job balancing flavours. Black cherries, redcurrants with pontack mustiness. Assam and jam tarts with a cigar. Passata. Nutmeg.
Finish
It doesn't. I kid – jammy, chewy, peppery with tobacco and musty. Long.
Comment
I swooned. If you like sherried whisky, this is balanced and slightly different.
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