A little-known distillery situated in an area known as the Foggie Moss, between Keith and Buckie, Aultmore is finally emerging from its misty moorland to see the light of day as a range of single malts. Aultmore distillery, was founded in 1896 by Alexander Edward. When drinking locally, you wouldn’t ever ask for an Aultmore, but for ‘a dram of the Buckie road’. Located in splendid isolation on the route which runs from that fishing port to Keith, it has until very recently been rare as a single malt. In 1923 the distillery became part of the John Dewar & Sons estate and has remained so ever since. In fact, so highly prized is it as a blending malt that when Bacardi was in the process of buying Dewar’s, it was willing to walk away from the deal if Aultmore wasn’t included. The distillery was completely refurbished in the 1970s.
The Aultmore 12 Year Old showcases the fresh, grassy signature style of this distillery. It has crisp notes of apples and pears with an aromatic floral finish.