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February 16, 2023


Little Duos, today two Aultmore

We haven't got thousands of Aultmore reaching our shores, so de facto, our Aultmore sessions remain short and narrow, but it's a drop we enjoy. (Picture Andrew Wood)




Aultmore 12 yo 'Foggie Moss' (46%, OB, refill hogsheads, +/-2022)

Aultmore 12 yo 'Foggie Moss' (46%, OB, refill hogsheads, +/-2022) Three stars and a half
We tried this wee 12 not too long ago, in 2019, but here's a newer batch. Our humblest opinion had been that it was worth WF 84. Colour: white wine. Nose: all on fresh malt, grist, sunflower oil, pumpkin seeds, wholegrain bread, beer and cider… Nutshell, it is really very 'natural'. Mouth: indeed, extremely close to the raw materials, so first barley and yeast, then beer. The tiniest touches of grapefruit and pear in the background. Squash. Very bready globally, in a very pleasant way. Finish: medium, clean, always very bready, with some tarte tatin and a maltier signature. Comments: indeed, I find it very good, very solid, it's approaching the 85-boundary in my humble little book.

SGP:451 - 84 points.

Aultmore 2012/2021 (58.3%, Or Sileis, 1st fill oloroso octave, cask #8000963B)

Aultmore 2012/2021 (58.3%, Or Sileis, 1st fill oloroso octave, cask #8000963B) Four stars
An octave, let's be extra-careful then… Colour: gold. Nose: it's not only about fresh sherry, it's first and foremost about wood spices, with even some pine smoke but I have no idea where that came from. It is a very intriguing nose and I'm not sure I'd have said 'Scotch'; there's even some rye character. Water should help us learn more about this strange baby… With water: smoked almonds, bicycle inner tube, pistachio nougat (or turon) and marzipan. More unscotchness, but I'm rather a fan. As long as they don't do approval committees… Mouth (neat): very thick mouthfeel, some natural rubber, some grapefruit peel, some menthol, pine resin indeed, some rye indeed, green peppercorn indeed… What's sure is that we're extremely far from your average young Speysider. Indeed. With water: camphor, sauna oils, green pepper, rubber, propolis, caraway, rye… Finish: long and spicy. Breads, flours, cinnamon… Comments: probably the work of some crazy wood technologist. Blind, I'd have said something by Mars (the whisky, not the chocolate bar), really. Or even a new American malt. Great, great fun here, despite some kind of, say uncertainty. Or mystery. Should be me, must be me.

SGP:562 - 87 points.

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