A perfect example of middle-aged full sherry maturation, this Aultmore is rich, juicy, lively, full bodied. The first attack is very winey, fruity and on the dry side: the wood clearly dominates on the distillate. Then it evolves and opens up, revealing a very firm and syrupy body and a buttery mouthfeel. A feast of peaches, apricots, dried plums and raisins envelops the senses, while the creamy sweetness drifts toward a stimulating dry nuttiness. Sure, it’s an experience for intense sherry lovers, but the malt doesn’t take second place and still shows its character and typically flowery and honeyed Speyside character. Quite balanced and never too oaky or tannic, this is whisky with lots of personality, bottled at the peak of its maturation.