A 28-year-old Aultmore bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
This is Batch 13 that indie bottlers Boutique-y have sourced from the distillery, bottled at 48.1% with 718 bottles in the run.
A whisky that shows its age in its taste, dried fruits and peel showcase citrus and berries on the nose, with wood varnish and gentles spices. The palate is more about the fruit, deep berries leading to a slightly woody and pleasingly long finish.
Built in 1896, Aultmore is - to appearances - a modern distillery, thanks to a multitude of upgrades. Part of the Dewars' (now Bacardi) family, it does enjoy a regular single malt release. It's a whisky that can appear light and aloof in aroma, but it'sgot plenty of texture and weight on the palalte.
"Aultmore have been producing whisky in the Speyside region since the late 1800s, and their expressions impress us on a regular basis. However, despite their hundred-year-long history, there's hasn't really been a big, juicy story about Aultmore for us to turn into a label.
"So, what happened instead was we made the label be a shark going toe-to-toe with a velociraptor (or should that be fin-to-weird-scaly-claw?) on a cargo ship. We reckon we made a pretty good choice."
- Single Malt