Aultmore 25 Year Old

Launched in 2015 as part of the Last Great Malts makeover for Aultmore, the 25 Year Old is still the head of the range. I couldn’t find confirmation, but based on the colour and the profile, this is likely to be heavily sherried.



Aultmore 25 YearsAultmore 25 yo
(46%, OB +/- 2018)

Nose: starts with a sweet malty core and ripe fruits (oranges, raisins, toffee apples and apricots). Then rich, dusty spices (pepper, nutmeg), subtle vegetal notes and leathery hints. Increasingly earthy and leafy, also showing a light waxy side, smoked tea and roasted coconut flakes. Really classy.

Mouth: oily, with similar start on roasted malt, oranges and toasted nuts. Marmalade. Dark chocolate. Burnt biscuits. Nice old wood mustiness. Vanilla, ginger and pepper.

Finish: long, suddenly more floral, with a soft mineral side and spicy oak.

A very good, rather regal whisky with no sharp edges and lots of flavour layers. A leathery, autumnal dram for advanced palates. A bit expensive perhaps as it doesn’t have a sexy name nor anything really unique. Limited, and expensive, but a relatively good price over at Master of Malt.

Score: 89/100