Aultmore 1991 "Sweet Mint Infusion" (Wemyss Malts)
Aultmore 1991 "Sweet Mint Infusion", 21 YO, 46 %
It is not very often we get to try a whisky from the Speyside distillery Aultmore. This Aultmore 1991 "Sweet Mint Infusion" was distilled in 1991, matured in a hogshead, and bottled in 2013. The total outturn was 354 bottles.
Nose (21/25): The official tasting notes on the label says 'Freshly washed linen nose [..]'. That is actually very accurate. If you also add that the washing liquid has a mild citrus smell, you have a perfect description of this nose. It feels comforting somehow.
Taste (20/25): Very light with medium body. There's citrus, caramel, white pepper and candied apples.
Finish (21/25): The finish brings more pepper, and lots of herbal notes. Mint and peppermint certainly dominate, together with menthol notes. It all makes for a very cool and refreshing finish.
Balance (21/25): A nice Speysider. This is a light dram that would go well as an aperitif. Do not bring this one out after five or six other drams, it would just drown.
Sláinte! - Thomas