A 10-year-old single cask from the Aultmore distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 27 April 2010 and bottled August 2020 as a 10-year-old.
This was drawn from refill barrel #8000063 and bottled at 58.5%. There are 240 bottles in the release.
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.
Nose: Bananas and marzipan. Vanilla and toffee, with an intriguing hint of cashew nuts.
Palate: Honey and vanilla. Sugared almonds, stewed raisins and caramelised Demerara sugar. Very spicy, especially at the back: allspice, cloves and pepper.
Finish: Zingy and spicy, seriously spicy.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
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