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.
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
ABV: 57.4% ABV
Age: 15 Years
Maturation: Refill Sherry Butt
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.
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