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Aultmore 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$179. 99 Bottle
$2159.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%

Launched in 2015 as part of John Dewar & Son's 'Last Great Malts' range, there have been two variants of Aultmore 18 year old on the market. This one is the "Foggie Moss" label, which Jim Murray enthused over. Review below. Unpeated. Comes non chill filtered.

Other reviews... so satisfying when the sweetness and spices of a malt combine for near perfect harmony. Flattens towards the finish, but this is high grade malt.
94.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020

You really got to like the lovely new all-white packaging, that sits right between lovely Laphroaig and lovely Balvenie. Colour: straw. Nose: IPA! Lagunitas or something – I’m still dying to find Lagunitas in France, but I digress – plus some toasted malt, apricot pie that spent a little too much time in the oven, some kind of grassy leather, and some green cardamom and green tea. Rather less fruity than I had expected. Mouth: solid body, and a much balanced arrival, between apples and juicy golden raisins, plus a touch of banana. Rather goes on what we already found in the nose, that is to say green tea, and even raw barley, not too ripe. A feeling of sugarcane (white rum agricole) and, once again ale that reminds me of the 12. Finish: rather long, always quite toasted and grassy at the same time, with some honeyed apple juice in the aftertaste, as well as a salty/peppery touch. Comments: less easy-easy than I had expected, this is pretty firm and even tense. Kind of ‘un-official’, you’d almost believe this is a small-batch bottling by some good indie bottlers. 85 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com

Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019

Category Winner Speyside Single Malt 13 to 20 Years - 2020 World Whiskies Awards