Duncan Taylor (distilled at Aultmore) 6 year old, 53.2%

Price: $85 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Remarkably rich color, indicative of a first-fill cask. A clean if hot nose with carpenter's workbench, Comice pear, and lots of oak. Aultmore's acidity comes through on the palate, with its zingy intensity cutting through the wood and achieving a certain balance. The palate shows a mix of fruit and wood sugars. Young certainly, but bottled at the right time given the intensity of the wood element. Water makes it more sappy and summery. Not hugely complex, but fun.