Darkness! Aultmore 16 YO
Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky which, like all the other Darkness! releases, has spent 3 months in specially coopered, 50 litre, first-fill Sherry casks (for this one, Oloroso casks were used). With significantly greater surface area to volume ratios, these casks impart a massive amount of Sherried scrumminess as well as plenty of colour. In fact, these Darkness! bottlings wouldn't look out of place in a dark, dark cellar down some dark, dark stairs in a dark, dark house on a dark, dark street in a dark, dark town.
Nose: Cherries, baked apples and freshly baked bread. Milka chocolate bars develop.
Palate: Oooh, it's like we've broken into the tuck shop and come out with bags full of chewy toffees and chocolate covered raisins. There's a subtle hint of red chilli during the mid-palate too.
Finish: Long with boiled sweets, blackcurrants and a little oak.
Overall: Got yourself a sweet tooth? This Aultmore ought to keep you satisfied.