A new range of single-malt whiskies has been released from the little-known Aultmore distillery as part of John Dewar & Sons’ Last Great Malts of Scotland.
The bottlings, all at 46% ABV, are Aultmore 12-year-old, Aultmore 21-year-old and Aultmore 25-year-old, available in limited quantities, which are being launched this month.
The distillery in the hills of Moray, just north of the town of Keith, has been producing malt whisky since 1897 but its scotch is often dubbed the “Rarest of Speyside”.
Its whiskies have long been rated top-class by industry insiders and are much sought-after for their grassy notes and exceptional smoothness.
Stephen Marshall, single malts global marketing manager, said: “Aultmore is elusive, mysterious and one of the easiest-drinking drams around. I think scotch lovers are going to really enjoy this one.”
They are being released in 10 markets around the world, including the UK, although the 21-year-old will only be available in travel retail.
Aultmore 12 Years Old is described as having a verdant nose of dewy moss and delicate flora and a sweet liquid with notes of green grass and fresh wild herbs.
Aultmore 21 Years Old has notes of fruity olive oil and rosemary, then velvety sweetness with soft melon and cereal hues.
Aultmore 25 Years Old evokes damp shorn grass, vapours of lime and baked apples, with notes of lush vanilla and buttery biscuits.
Introduced by John Dewar & Sons last year, the Last Great Malts also include whiskies from distilleries such as Aberfeldy and Craigellachie. Others due for release later this year include The Deveron and Royal Brackla.