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Aultmore 17 Year Exceptional Cask Series

  • Distiller:

    Aultmore

  • Bottler:

    Aultmore

  • ABV:

    53.7%

  • Age:

    17 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Distilled by Aultmore and aged for 17 years, this release featured double maturation with initial aging in ex-bourbon and finishing in Oloroso sherry and being bottled at cask strength. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Sweet and creamy on the nose, a good deal of lemon curd, almond, butter cream, sweet vanilla, a hint of toffee and a minerality and some pear. Interesting - the sherry doesn't roll through in a red fruits kind of way but it's evident in the creaminess and sweet cream notes.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate. The sherry is wonderfully integrated with the malt on this one. Lemon curd, sweet and creamy once again. Light touch of ash and minerality, a touch of brine. Caramel, honey, almond like orgeat notes. Light pear and a long, buttercream note that hands on the back palate.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, grows drier and ashier over time. Sweet caramel, honey, a bit of melon and more minerality.

  • Overall:

    An interesting surprise, this sherry finished whiskey drinks as if there were no sherry, but the shadow is there and it makes for a great pour. Aultmore has an uncanny ability to drink like an enigma at times - never too wine forward, never a malt bomb, with carefully controlled minerality and ash. Here, it manifests itself as a creamy, fruit forward mineral dram and it works wonders. It's a rare sentiment to share but I'm thankful this isn't a wine forward dram. Lovely.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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