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Aultmore

The distillery was built in 1895 by Benrinnes-owner Alexander Edward, who sited it just north of Keith in the heart of Speyside. Just two years later, the company was under the management of Oban & Aultmore Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd and production was greatly increased with the addition of a steam engine to power the facilities - in fact the distillery would employ the ten horsepower steam engine twenty-four hours a day for the next seventy years.

Following the Pattison Crisis, Aultmore (pronounced ‘Ollt-MORE’) closed for several years. The distillery briefly reopened in 1903, but was forced into closure once more owing to the barley shortage during the First World War. In 1923, the distillery was acquired by John Dewar & Sons for £20,000 and, two years later, became part of Distillers Company Limited, today a subsidiary of Diageo.

In 1969, Aultmore switched from steam to electricity and a further two years later increased its capacity and doubled its stills to four. The original steam engines are still on display at the distillery. Aultmore, which derives from the Scotch Gaelic for ‘Big burn’, takes its water from the Burn of Auchinderran. The great majority of the spirit produced at Aultmore is used in Dewar’s blended products, but following Bacardi’s acquisition of the company an official twelve year-old bottling was released in 2004. There have been independent bottlings from bottlers including Blackadder and Douglas Laing.

Aultmore Whisky Distillery

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About Aultmore Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01542 881800

Distillery Founded

1896

Distillery Capacity

2 900 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

John Dewar & Sons (Bacardi)

Distillery Address

Keith, Banffshire

1896

Alexander Edward, owner of Benrinnes and co-founder of Craigellachie Distillery builds Aultmore.

1897

Production starts.

1898

Production is doubled; the company Oban & Aultmore Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd manages Aultmore.

1923

Alexander Edward sells Aultmore for £20,000 to John Dewar & Sons.

1925

Dewar’s becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).

1930

The administration is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).

1971

The stills are increased from two to four.

1991

UDV launches a 12-year old Aultmore in the Flora & Fauna series.

1996

A 21 year old cask strength is marketed as a Rare Malt.

1998

Diageo sells Dewar’s and Bombay Gin to Bacardi for £1 150 million.

2004

A new official bottling is launched

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Aultmore 12 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
12 year old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, unveiled in 2014 for the Last Great Malts by Dewar's. A refreshing dram, with plenty of vanilla, honey and citrus, alongside a touch of grassiness...  More info
$53.07
This is a Berry Brothers and Rudd independent bottling of Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a single cask. It was distilled back in 1997 and set aside to age in cask #3584 for 16 years...  More info
$78.49
An Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask for 17 years before being bottled by Berry Brothers & Rudd. It was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2014 at 46% ABV.  More info
$108.26
A light Speyside single malt, released as part of The Ten series, by La Maison du Whisky. This comes from the Aultmore distillery, who distilled the whisky in 2005 and bottled in 2014 at 40.1% ABV...  More info
$47.62
A 1974 vintage Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the very popular Diageo Rare Malts range. It was allowed to mature for 21 years before it was bottled at a generous 60.9% ABV.  More info
$820.57
Part of Hunter Laing's Old Malt Cask, a range full of whiskies from well known distilleries that have been picked at their individual tastiest age. For cask 9869, which held whisky from the Speyside...  More info
$94.43
A very well-aged Aultmore from respected bottler Mackillop's. Distilled at the Aultmore distillery in Speyside on the 4th of September 1990 and bottled from cask number 5199 in April 2013.  More info
$143.76
This is an independent bottling of 22 year old Aultmore single malt, bottled by the wonderful Berry Brothers & Rudd. It was distilled in 1991, matured in cask #6089 and bottled by BB&R in 2014 at 46%...  More info
$125.20
A Montgomerie's bottling of 23 year old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask. This release features whisky distilled in November 1991 and set aside to mature until it was...  More info
$131.41
Aultmore 25 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
Dewer's 'The Last Great Malts' range was unveiled in 2014, and with it came this 25 year old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky. Not afraid to show its age, this expression is packed with baked fruit...  More info
$373.68
Independently bottled Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2008 and bottled in 2014 by Duncan Taylor. Released as part of the Dimensions range, made to show off the multi-faceted...  More info
$46.98
This isn't the first time we've bottled a 5 year old Aultmore for our Single Cask Series, nor is it the first time that whisky from this distillery has shown so well at such a relatively young age. No...  More info
$82.16
A Hepburn's Choice bottling of 7 year old Aultmore single malt, matured in a single Sherry butt. It was distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2014 by Langside with an outturn of 598 bottles.  More info
$45.07
Part of the Old Particular range from Douglas Laing, which compiles some stunning single cask whiskies for us to get our mitts on. This edition is a 21 year old Aultmore, which was distilled in...  More info
$118.11
Aultmore is Gaelic for 'Big Burn' and is a popular blending whisky, however it also makes for a great single malt and 'That Boutique-y Whisky Company' snapped up some for this delicious...  More info
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This is the second batch of the very popular Aultmore from That Boutique-y Whisky Company - an independent bottler of small batches of whisky from some of Scotland's finest distilleries. Each whisky...  More info
Batch 3 of the ever popular Boutique-y Aultmore! Why so popular you ask? Well, on top of being delicious it has a Velociraptor fighting a Shark on the label. A Velociraptor. Fighting. A...  More info
This is the forth batch of lip-smacking Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. As with the previous batches, it features a hand-illustration of a Velociraptor...  More info
Here's the fifth batch of Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! As ever, the label features a Velociraptor battling a Shark. Why? Because although Aultmore make...  More info
Part of Duncan Taylor's Dimensions Range, this is a 10 year old Aultmore. Much of the distillery's output goes to make Dewar's famous blend.  More info
$68.70
Now owned by Dewars Bacardi, the Aultmore distillery is one of Speyside's best kept secrets. This excellent vintage is one of the best we've tried.  More info
This was distilled at the Aultmore distilled in Autumn of 2000. It was aged for 11 years in a refill butt before bottling in Autumn of 2011 for the Provenance range.  More info
$53.76
Aultmore 12 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
Aultmore is one of Speyside's finest, but least known distilleries, and this 12 year old malt is well worth a go.  More info
$34.79
Distilled at Aultmore, this fantastic whisky was finished in a Medoc wine cask, which has lent the whisky notes of strawberries and cream, spices and grape.  More info
$61.92
A 12 year old from the Aultmore distillery, bottled under Ian MacLeod's Dun Bheagan label. This was distilled in May of 1997, and aged in a sherry butt (cask number 90501) before bottling as part of a...  More info
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