Aultmore 21 Years Old 70cl 46°
Aultmore 21 years old is a high-end Single Cask aged in a single barrel numbered 107 Hogshead type, reconstituted from staves of Bourbon and Sherry barrels.
Without caramel colouring and non chill-filtered, to retain its whisky in its purest form, Aultmore 21 years is exceptionally smooth, rich and fruity. It is a herbaceous malt, light and delicate with notes of almond, honey, vanilla, fresh apple and green grass.
This edition has received numerous awards, including the silver medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2018 in the United Kingdom and the Gold Medal of the Scotch Whisky Masters offered by Drinks Business Magazine UK in 2017.
Aultmore has been producing malt whisky since 1897, yet little is known about this obscure distillery. Often cloaked in thick fog and exuding an air of mystery, the sparsely populated land surrounding its site has always felt somewhat isolated. The distillery sits in the sweeping hills of Moray, just north of the town of Keith on the rolling road to Buckie.
It was built by Alexander Edward, close to curious terrain called the Foggie Moss. This enigmatic area, well known for illicit distillation in days gone by, is home to Aultmore’s water source. Damp, atmospheric conditions prevail here and the water, filtered through the gorse and heather that abounds, is crucial to the whisky’s light, clear character. The entire distillery was rebuilt and expanded in 1972.
The distillery makes a Single Malt which is matured in bourbon hogshead refill, using unpeated barley.
All the whiskies in the new Aultmore whisky range are presented in their natural unadulterated form, non-chill filtered and no added caramel colouring.
Aultmore has been given “Top Class” status as one of 12 single malt whiskies selected by a group of master distillers, which include Aultmore, Benrinnes, Cragganmore, Glen Elgin, Glen Grant, Glenlivet, Glenlossie, The Glenrothes, Linkwood, Longmorn, Macallan and Mortlach.