Aultmore
Distillery
Founded in 1895
Aultmore is another Speyside, but it's a bit off the river, about three mile east of the water, in the town of Keith. It's located on hilly ground, with a series of buildings with curved, steeply sloped and shingled roofs that look like they were built by Hobbits in Middle Earth.

Aultmore Distillery was started by Alexander Edward in 1895. It wasn't Edwards first, he already owned the Benrinnes Distillery not far away.

Like many distilleries in the area, Aultmore's main reason for existance was making spirit for blending. However, single malt offerings were usually available from the independent bottlers.

Due to the high volume and consistent production at Aultmore Distillery, there have always been a few of these special casks around for the dedicated searcher to find.

Recently, after experimenting with an in-house single malt offering in 2004, that was very well received, they launched a true single malt core offering that is just now reaching general availability.

For it's size, Aultmore has a higher output -- reaching over 2 million liters per year. Like many modern distilleries these days, they closed their malting floors.

There is just no way to malt enough barley to keep up with demand, without automation in dedicated facilities. A few lower volume shops still do, but not many. Their baseline single malt is a 12YO, issued at 43% ABV.

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oak
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berries
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port
spicy
honey
vanilla
dark fruit
What does Aultmore taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Aultmore Scotch. It's based on all Aultmore drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Aultmore before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Established
    1895
  • Owner
    Bacardi
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    2 wash, 2 spirit
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Aultmore Distillery Cottages, Keith AB55 6QY, United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1542 881800
  • Website
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Aultmore translates as "big stream" in Gaelic.

During one stretch, the stream power plant was equipped with water wheel back up, allowing production to proceed continuously for 70 years straight, day and night.

Before there was an "official" single malt, the locals could always get a dram at the local pub, if they were "in the know" enough to ask for "a nip of the Buckie Road."
About
Speyside
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, Speyside malts from these fifty or so distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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