Lets roll with another SMWS bottling – 73.61 A work of art, tasted along with the Glen Moray I reviewed yesterday. I’ve tasted other Aultmores in the past, but this is my first Aultmore review on the blog (another one crossed off!).
It was distilled on May 1989 and bottled after 24 years after resting in refill ex-sherry butt that produced 521 bottles.
SMWS 73.61 A work of art (Aultmore) 24 year old (57.2%, 521 bottles)
Nose: Hmm.. you smell instantly this one is aged and dignified, Sweet and rich nose, cask impact is there to reflect the age, raisins paste, sultanas, sea breeze over an orchard, melted light brown sugar, nutmeg, sugared almonds.
Palate: Oh, Spicy! Where did that come from? Oloroso sherry, sweet berries, spice and pepper (yes, again), dryer than nose, raisins, nutmeg.
Finish: Long, spicy, oak, nutmeg, sour berries (Cranberries & cherries), chocolate.
Conclusion: This is not an easy dram. It’s complex and you need to dedicate some time to it to explore it fully but truly this is a great dram.
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