Posts Tagged “Aultmore”

Aultmore 25 – Nice Whisky but £300??? Get a Grip, Bacardi!!

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Aultmore 25 – Nice Whisky but £300??? Get a Grip, Bacardi!!

This post completes the current Aultmore trilogy, as the future holds a release of a 30 and a 35 year old expressions. To this point, we have explored the Aultmore 12 (and loved it), and the travel retail exclusive 21 year old (and was less than blown away), which brings us to the 25 year…

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Aultmore 21 – Not as good as the 12 Year Old in a Milestone Post

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Aultmore 21 – Not as good as the 12 Year Old in a Milestone Post

This is a milestone post for Malt and Oak, as today’s post is our 200th. I did a year in numbers post on December 31st, so I’ll spare you the numbers recap, but will take this opportunity to thank you for your readership, feedback and engagement!! On to the whisky now….I’m tasting the new Bacardi…

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Newest Addition to the Entry Level Bunch and a Top Spot Contender – Aultmore 12

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Newest Addition to the Entry Level Bunch and a Top Spot Contender – Aultmore 12

As I mentioned in my reviews of the Craigellachie releases of the “Last Great Malts” series (you can see the reviews of the 13, 17, 19 and 23 here), Bacardi decided to take the Dewar’s malt distilleries to market. Craigellachie was first, with ex bourbon cask releases, and if you’re thinking of the Craigellachie 13…

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Douglas Laing’s Aultmore XO – Much Ado About Marketing

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Douglas Laing’s Aultmore XO – Much Ado About Marketing

Two things I really like came together one afternoon this summer: I love Aultmore whisky (seriously, I adore this distillery), and I highly respect the Laing independent bottlers (Both Douglas Laing with Director’s cut, Old Particular, Provenance and the blends and Hunter Laing with Old Malt Cask, Old and Rare and Douglas of Drumlanrig) and…

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Aultmore is Heading to a Whisky Store Near You – I Taste a 24 Year Old to Celebrate

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Aultmore is Heading to a Whisky Store Near You – I Taste a 24 Year Old to Celebrate

I previously wrote that the Bacardi’s Dewar’s corporation seemed to have little interest in the single malt market, thus leaving all of the group’s single malt distilleries (Aultmore, Craigellachie, Macduff, Aberfeldy and Royal Brackla) with no regularly sold core expressions except for Aberfeldy. While Aultmore was still owned by Guiness (before the formation of Diageo, which…

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One Quick Dram: SMWS 73.45 Aultmore 19 Years Old Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: SMWS 73.45 Aultmore 19 Years Old Whisky Tasting Notes

The Aultmore distillery is one of those distilleries you don’t meet every day. It’s part of the Dewars corporation’s single malt distilleries (together with, Craigellachie, Macduff, Aberfeldy and Royal Brackla) which produce the malts needed for the Dewar’s blended whiskys.  This distillery does not have its own core expressions (there was an official Flora & Fauna…

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One Quick Dram: Douglas Laing Double Barrel Ardbeg & Aultmore

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One Quick Dram: Douglas Laing Double Barrel Ardbeg & Aultmore

I’m tasting all manner of vatted malts for a feature post, and received three samples from Douglas Laing: Two Double Barrel expressions (Ardbeg & Aultmore and Caol Ila & Tamdhu) and a sample of Big Peat. The Big Peat sample will be tasted with some other Islay vatted malts, but I don’t have to wait to…

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