Aultmore 30 Year Old, 1989, by Single Cask Nation
Aultmore 30yo, 1st fill Sherry Butt
This cask bottling, distilled in June 1989, spent thirty years maturing in a 1st fill oloroso sherry butt. It was bottled at cask strength in November 2019 at 57.1% ABV. Cask #2459 yielded 465 bottles.
Color: Sanguine Copper
Nose: Heavy in stile with ever-present notes of penuche fudge with pecans, charred carrot cake, pickled walnuts, balsamic reduction, bruised strawberries, salted pralines, and black licorice
Palate: Multi-dimensional on entry (oily, waxy, and earthy) with pickled walnuts and truffle oil, fresh cracked black peppercorns, scorched caramel, polished, old mahogany and dusty library books, red wax lips, cola syrup, flamed peppermint, hints of shoe polish, and warm applesauce
Finish: Long and warming with abundant warm oak, ground nutmeg, roasted walnuts, and date rolls
On the label: A rich, warming, and satisfying old-style Speyside whisky that presents abundant walnut notes from nose to palate to finish but look, too, for salted pralines, polished mahogany, ground nutmeg, and warm applesauce. A delightful pour.