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Aultmore 28 Year Old 1982 A.D. Rattray

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

30th Aug 2013


Aultmore 28 Year Old 1982 A.D. Rattray
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This is only my second Aultmore and the first from a bourbon cask. So it is a bit hard to compare, which is always a bit exciting. The reason for Aultmore not yet having been tried most likely has a lot to do with the fact that it is hardly bottled as single malt. Most of the production goes to blends, including the famous White Label from Dewar & Sons. This 28 Year Old was bottled by A.D. Rattray and marketed two years ago.

The nose is very aromatic on lemongrass, hay, lime and Seville oranges. Some eucalyptus and nutmeg, apple sauce and hazelnut paste. Caramel and pineapple, even. Special, since this is a bourbon cask, but very pleasant indeed. Adding water makes is sweeter, softer and better.

Quite mouth coating and feisty on the palate. Some woodspice and pepper with again a big note of white fruit and citrus. Quickly turns a bit bitter from the tannins, though. Ginger and liquorice emerge. If you add water, it is much nicer.

The finish is long and warming on citrus and vanilla.

Well, this was very nice stuff indeed, but it requires water. A summer dram, if you cask me. Around 100 EUR.

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