Aultmore 18 Year
Aultmore // Speyside, Scotland
Primarily used by John Dewar's and Sons for their blends, Aultmore rarely sees the market as a single malt, other than the occasional independent bottling. The distillery prides itself over the pristine source of their water from the Auchinderran burn that filters through the foggie moss. This expression launched in 2015, following the success of Aultmore's 12, 21, and 25-year releases the prior year. It's available at select international markets and Duty Free retail outlets. Bottled at 46% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"There's honeyed fruits and light vanilla, along with cereal grain and hay on the nose. The palate begins soft and oily, and gets richer as it goes, with fudge, caramel, touches of sherry and nuttiness, and syrupy dates. A touch of herbal grassiness hides in the background with dry spice coming on farther along. It is richer still on the short and smooth finish. "