Aultmore 1997 (Berry Bros)

Another Aultmore, this time distilled in 1997 so roughly twice the age. It was bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd, who have bottled several sister casks in the past few years (3581, 3582, 3584…).



Aultmore 1997 - Berrys' Own SelectionAultmore 17 yo 1997 (46%, Berrys’ Own Selection 2014, cask #3591)

Nose: lots of freshly cut grasses at first. Slowly becomes more fruity, mainly common garden fruits. Pears, gooseberries, greengages. Also a hint of green banana. Hints of sweet barley and honey as well.

Mouth: sweet and fruity again, with a buttery texture. Banana and vanilla. Apples. Nice hints of wild strawberries and melons as well. Picks up more grassy notes, one or two walnuts and a little toasted oak. Fairly simple and easy-going.

Finish: good length. Herbal honey and thick fruity sweetness.

This is a different side of Aultmore, much more naked and a delight for blenders. Or single malt drinkers for that matter. Great cardplayers whisky. Around € 120.

Score: 86/100