Aultmore is from the Gaelic term meaning "Big Burn"; a burn being a small river or large stream. The Burn in discussion is the Burn of Auchinderran, the water source for the distillery. This is a malt usually reserved for blending, but some single malt bottlings exist, primarily as independent bottlings. This distillery release 21 year bottling is aged in refill hogsheads and bottled at 92 proof. This was released in November 2014 exclusively for Travel Retail.
n: honey, spice, and decaying flowers (nice perfume aspect). Red apple skin, nutty toffee, vanilla mint. Lemon grass.
t: malt, bitter chocolate, dry straw, dusty/dry spice. Middle has a creamy mouthfeel of orange cloves, crystalline honey, and even more malt/cereal. Long finish is sweet with cinnamon stick, green grass, and lemon zest. It’s pleasant but not overly complex - mostly white sugar and honey sweet, you can tell why this is a "top shelf" blending malt. I want to rate it higher but it's just a standard "nice" whisky.