Review #857 – Scotch Malt Whisky Society 73.84 Aultmore 15yr “Tug Of War In A Meadow”

Review #857 | /r/Scotch Review #288 – Scotch Malt Whisky Society 73.84 Aultmore 15yr “Tug Of War In A Meadow”

The Schtick: This is a SWMS bottling of Aultmore distillate that has been aged in a refill sherry butt for 15 years. It is bottled at cask strength and is unfiltered and uncolored.

Distiller: Aultmore

Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society

ABV: 57.4% ABV

Distilled: 09/24/2001

Bottled: 2016

Age: 15 Years

Maturation: Refill Sherry Butt

Source: Sample

Nose: Tar, vanilla, buttered popcorn, caramel, faintly nutty, melon, strawberry, cream, faint salt. I’m really enjoying the complexity of the nose here.

Taste: Caramel, buttered popcorn, toffee. There’s some mild heat, apple pie, vanilla This pairs nicely with some faint smoke, plastic, coffee. Strange arrangement of notes here, it’s weird, but it’s sort of working. Sweet, smokey, savory. There’s a little of all three.

Finish: Long, hot, sweet and savory. Toffee, vanilla, plastic burning. I like what’s going on here but the heat is a bit much.

Overall: This was pretty nice, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was certainly different and diverse, and the SMWS keeps their track record in good shape with another good barrel selection.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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