Distiller: Aultmore. ABV: 46%. Age: 12 years. Region: Speyside. Price: $50.
I first tasted the Aultmore 12, a lovely Speyside, in a well ensconced pub during a trip to Edinburgh last year. My initial reaction was that it was a very interesting single malt, but that I’d need more time to formulate a proper opinion.
Our ongoing look at John Dewar & Sons’ Last Great Malts line was the perfect opportunity to revisit it–and I found it every bit as good as good as I first thought it was.
The nose is honeyed vanilla with spring grass and lemon. The palate is a course of spice, caramelized sugar, honey, and vanilla. And the finish is all I want from a single malt. Sustained, mature, and warming.
For me, at $50, it’s a real steal, and I’d recommend it to all. One of the young standouts of the Last Great Malts line.
Cheers, friends! – TM
The distiller kindly shared a sample for review. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.