Aultmore Distillery lies several miles north of the town Keith on the eastern fringe of Speyside. The distillery was established and building commenced in 1895 by Edward Alexander. The distillery initially did very well and production was doubled in the first few years. However the Pattison crash was just around the corner. The crash hit Edward hard as he had been a large supplier of bulk whisky to Pattison. Production continued at Aultmore but times were difficult. Pattison's downfall has led to a surplus of Speyside Malt whisky on the market, Prohibition in America and the 1920s depression all took their toll. Finally, Edwards sold the distillery to John Dewar & Sons Ltd of Perth.
AROMA without water; Fresh hay like notes, with a delicate fragrant nose with hints of rose petals. Some soft fruit influences and a touch of real vanilla develop. A very subtle smoke lingers.
TASTE without water; Sweet and creamy, with hints of sherried wood and ripe summer berries. Some subtle pepper influences emerge. A touch of cigar ash lingers.
AROMA with water; Fresh and malty, with a fruity nose like fresh fruit salad. Some milk chocolate notes develop.
TASTE with water; Initial burst of mixed spices - mouth warming, with a sweet sherry edge and hints of ripe exotic fruits. Some sea-air influences linger gently.