Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Aultmore 1982 35 Years Old

Style: Sour-sweet and Elegant


An inspiring fusion of raspberry yoghurt and hawthorns, sweet aroma with a teasing acidity, very charming. Sour fruits laced gracefully into a layer of coal amber smoke. Dark cherries, casserole fruits and honeycomb wax. Gentle ginger and peppermint heat. Finish with brown sugar and walnut oak. Very nice.


Raspberry ice cream, fresh pomegranate with full-blown assorted black berries. The sour-sweet theme continues, with a less prominent fashion, but more other substances… Menthol overtone, vintage style of coal smoke churning lightly. Simmering red fruits unfolded at the core, a couple of waxy, floral drops rippling to the sides. Chocolate almonds, tobacco leaves and raisin toast. Dry spices giving a heart-warming zing. Finish with a bite of chocolate macadamia.


Red fruits and chocolate stacking on each other to create a long satisfying finish. Tobacco ash undertone, a speckle of spearmint to finish.


My first Aultmore from the 80s, a real eye-opener. A seamless amalgamation between unique sour-sweetness and vintage Speyside smoke matured to perfection.  Generally I do not buy two bottles of the same whisky, but I am seriously considering getting a second bottle… Mr. Charles Maclean said this is the best Aultmore he has ever tasted, and I think he is not wrong… Excellent dram.

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

[54.8% • Independent Bottling • 2017 Bottled • 1982 Distilled • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Cask Number 1576 • 1 of 196 Bottles]