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Aultmore of the Foggie Moss 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$116. 99
$1403.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%
Aultmore is located in Keith, Banffshire. Its name is a derived from the phrase 'An t-Allt Mòr'', Gaelic for big burn, referring to its water source, the Auchinderran burn. It was founded in 1895 by Alexander Edward, then owner of the Benrinnes distillery. In 1998, after a patchy history, the distillery was sold to Bacardi subsidiary, Dewars, which had previously owned Aultmore between 1923 and 1925. Aultmore produced their first official bottling, a 12 year old, in 2004. The house style is typically light and fruity with most of the wood employed being American oak.

Tasting note: Pale gold. Minor sediment. Ripe pear and apple tart followed by hints of hay; the aroma is partly obscured by the tingly spirit lift. Almost the concentration of a cask strength with big beefy malt and a peppery attack. A little thin and acidic towards the finish, but nice underlying drier styled malt peeks through. Some light water biscuit and dried grass notes in the aftertaste. 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews...The youngest bottling in Dewar’s new line up of malts from its Aultmore distillery, near Keith, this expression offers a nose of peaches and lemonade, freshly-mown grass, linseed and milky coffee. Very fruity on the palate, mildly herbal, with toffee and light spices. The finish is medium in length, with lingering spices, fudge, and finally more milky coffee. 3 Stars
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86 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2015

4 Stars - www diffordsguide.com