Aultmore Glenlivet 2006 Aged 12 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Cadenhead (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 57.4% Age: 12 Years Old Country: Scotland
Date of Bottling: 2006
Matured In: 4 x Bourbon Hogsheads
Scotch Whisky is known the world-over by the Brand names of large blending companies. These blends are the mixture of the products of various distilleries which were originally independent family owned units. Until the middle of the 20th century there were many small firms that bottled and sold the pure product of the local distilleries. Since Victorian times the firm of William Cadenhead has provided this service. However a diminution of public interest caused the small bottling companies to close down. Only a small handful of distilleries still remain in the ownership of their founding families and even fewer of the bottling companies remain active, William Cadenhead is one of the notable survivors.
Recent revival of interest in the whisky from different single distilleries has caused a surge of new firms to emerge. Many do not actually control their bottling operations and unfortunately feel it necessary to invest fictitious ancestries. However William Cadenhead has a well established pedigree and the experience of over one and a half centuries ensures that our customers can truly rely on what we put in a bottle. They guarantee that they never chill-filter or chemically alter the products that they bottle nor do they add colouring agents. Each of their bottlings of whisky, and indeed of their rums and cognacs, comes from an individually selected cask.
The Aultmore distillery is owned and run by John Dewar and Sons Ltd or better known as Bacardi. The distillery has changed hands a few times during its long history when it was founded in 1896. Aultmore in Gaelic means ‘Big Burn’ and the water for the spirit is taken from the Burn of Auchindorran which helps it produce around 2,100,000 litres of spirit annually. The Aultmore spirit has for a long time been a contributor to Dewars blends and is best known for its 12 year old single malt which has a very distinctive taste. Using ex-bourbon American oak barrels this whisky shows light and fruity notes with some subtle acidity and a hint of peppery spice.
This single malt whisky was distilled at the Aultmore Distillery on the Glenlivet Estate before being placed in 4 Bourbon hogsheads and left to mature for no less than 12 years. It was bottled in 2019 at 57.4% ABV as part of the Cadenhead original collection offerings. Only 1044 bottles were made available to the world with few remaining.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Soft sherry notes build into vanilla and orange peel. Herbal and light spice.
Palate: Peppery oak, baking spices and fruit sweetness.
Finish: Not a long finish, more oak and fruit sweetness.
|43 × 14 × 14 cm
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