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AULTMORE         12 years old 43%            INFO
Distilled: 1980
Bottled: 1992
FLORA & FAUNA
Aultmore Distillery, Keith, Banffshire

AULTMORE         15 years old 45 %              
VINTAGE 1976
Distilled 1976
Bottled 1992
Bristol Brandy Company Ltd.

AULTMORE         14 years old 43 %              
VINTAGE 1980
Distilled 1.9.80
Bottled 6.95
Cask No. 5635
Genummerde flessen
245 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

AULTMORE         10 years old 43 %               
VINTAGE 1985
Distilled 9.10.85
Bottled 2.10.96
Cask No. 2905
633 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

AULTMORE         21 years old 60.90%          INFO
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1974
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
William Sanderson & Sons, Edinburgh

AULTMORE         12 years old 59,9%              
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled Nov 84
Bottled Feb 97
Society Cask No. code 73.3
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

AULTMORE         10 years old 50 %             
JOHN MILROY
Millennium Selection
Distilled at Aultmore - Speyside
'Big Burn' , Golden Strength
Distilled 1989
Bottled 1999
Single Cask
John Milroy, London. Keeper of Quality.

AULTMORE      over 14 years old 58,8%         
AULTMORE 1991
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled: 30.04.1991
Bottled: October 2005
Matured in a sherry butt
Cask No.: 2676
BOTTLED FOR MANUFACTUM
Signatory Vintage,
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

AULTMORE       Aged 12 years 40 %       INFO    
FROM THE HOUSE OF DEWAR
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aultmore Distillery, Keith, Banffshire

AULTMORE                  1 9 8 9                                             
Aged  21 years  51,8 %      
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE  AULD
SCOTCH  WHISKY
DUNCAN  TAYLOR
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
Est. 1938
D T C
Date distilled: 02. 1989
Cask no. 1124
Date bottled: 11.2010
181 numbered bottles
No Chill Filtering or Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

AULTMORE  est 1897
OF  THE  FOGGIE  MOSS
Aged 12 years   46 %                               
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
No Chill - Filtering
Natural Colour
The Aultmore Distillery Company
Buckie Road, Moray, Banffshire



Highland Malt
Speyside
AULTMORE (1897

Keith, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: John & Robert Harvey & Company Ltd, Glasgow. Onder-deel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (S.M.D.). De malt divisie van United Malt & Grain Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Guinness.
Aultmore werd gesticht in 1897 door Alexander Edward die van zijn vader Benrinnes had geerfd.
De naam is Keltisch voor 'grote stroom'.
Het is een aantrekkelijke plaats voor een distilleerderij, goed en veel water afkomstig van de nabij gelegen heuvels en turf in overvloed van Foggie Moss.
De kwaliteit van de whisky was zo goed, dat er bijna onmiddelijk kon worden uitgebreid tot 450.000 liter spirit per jaar.
De energie voor de distilleerderij kwam zowel van een waterwiel als stoommachine. De laatste leverde ook stroom voor electriciteit.
In 1898 kocht Alexander Edward de Oban distilleerderij en de handelsnaam werd The Oban & Aultmore Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd met een aandelenkapitaal van £ 160.000.
In het bestuur zaten ook R.C. Greig en R.B. Gillispie Greig van Wright & Greig Ltd, te Glasgow, de blenders van Roderick Dhu, een heel bekende blend in die tijd en F.W. Brick-man, een whiskymakelaar.
F.W. Brickman had ook invloed in andere distilleerderijen en blenders, waaronder Pattison, en toen Pattison in 1899 frauduleus bankroet ging, was dat van enorme invloed voor de gehele whiskyindustrie: veel blenders gingen failliet, distilleerderijen moesten hun produktie beperken of gingen dicht, banken raakten in moeilijkheden.
Brickman ging ook bankroet, Oban en Aultmore moesten hun produktie beperken en het aandelenkapitaal werd aangepast tot £ 67.570.
In de eerste wereldoorlog waren Oban en Aultmore gesloten. In 1923 stonden de twee distilleerderijen te koop.
Aultmore werd gekocht door John Dewar & Sons Ltd, Perth voor £ 20.000.
In 1925 gingen en Dewar en andere blending firma's samen met The Distillers Company Ltd, en Aultmore werd onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd, de malt divisie van D.C.L.
In de tweede wereldoorlog was Aultmore weer gesloten.
In 1952 werd er te Aultmore geëxperimenteerd met het maken van veevoer uit het residu van de malt whisky bereiding, later voortgezet te Imperial.
In 1967 werden de twee kolengestookte ketels voorzien van stoomverhitting. Vanaf 1968 werd de mout van elders betrokken. In 1969 werd de watermolen ontmanteld.
De distilleerderij was gesloten van Januari 1970 tot Februari 1971, toen het gebouwen-complex werd gereconstrueerd en er twee ketels werden bijgebouwd.
De maximale kapaciteit van Aultmore is ongeveer 1§ miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
Het koelwater komt van de Burn of Ryeruggs, het proceswater van de Burn of Auchinderran. De Mash tun is 9 ton, de Wash backs, zes stuks, zijn elk 46.500 liter.
De twee Wash stills hebben elk een inhoud van 15.500 liter, de twee Spirit stills elk 14.859 liter en worden met stoom verhit.
Op 12 Mei 1997 werd de fusie aangekondigd tussen Guinness en Grand Metropolitan. Op 16 Oktober 1997 staakt de Fransman Bernard Arnault van L M V H zijn verzet tegen de fusie voor een afkoopsom van ƒ 800.000.000. De nieuwe naam van de gefuseerden wordt Diageo.
Om toestemming te kunnen verkrijgen van de Amerikaanse mededinginsautoriteiten moeten de merken Dewar en Bombay worden afgestoten. Bacardi Martine neemt Dewar over en vier distilleerderijen: Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigel-lachie en Royal Brackla.
October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Releases series.
Aultmore Distillery
Keith, Banffshire
Aultmore Distillery was established in 1895 by Alexander Edward, who had inherited Benrinnes Distillery, Aberlour, from his father, and had been one of the founders of Craigellachie Distillery. It is located 2 1/2  miles from Keith and 9 miles from Buckie, close to the road between the two towns.
The place-name Aultmore is derived from the Gaelic words allt-mhor, meaning "big burn". The abundant springs on the neighbouring hill, and the peat deposits of the Foggie Moss, made the area a haunt of illicit distillers in the early part of the nineteenth century. The product of these operations was taken to Keith, Fochabers and Portgordon, where it is said to have been in great demand among innkeepers and publicans. One of these "small stills" was worked by Jane Milne (according to the oldest inhabitant of the locality in 1934) near the source of Aultmore's process water.
Production began early in 1897. Aultmore's product, a Highland malt whisky of the first class, found so much favour in the market that the proprietors were able to announce that "extensive alterations and improvements" would be undertaken. These comprised additional malt barns, tunroom accommodation and warehouses. It was reported in July 1898 that capacity had been doubled to permit the production of 0 gallons a year, and that electric light was about to replace paraffin lamps. An Abernethy steam engine of 10 h.p., dated 1898, was probably installed at this time to supplement the original source of power, a water-wheel driven by a lade from the distillery dam. All machinery in the plant was inter-connected to allow it to be powered either by the steam engine or the water-wheel. After the latter fell into disuse, the steam engine, driven by means of a system of line shafts, worked the barley and malt conveying plant, the malt dresser and mill, the mashing machine, the wash still rummager, and various pumps. It is still there, but no longer used.
Alexander Edward bought Oban Distillery in 1898 and floated a limited liability company, The Oban and Aultmore-Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd., with a share capital of £10, to take over both distilleries. The issue was a complete success and netted profits of £0 for the promoters. Edward took over as managing director of a board that included R.C. Greig and R.B. Gillespie Greig, of Wright & Greig Ltd., Glasgow, blenders of Roderick Dhu Scotch Whisky, and F.W. Brickmann, a whisky broker. Brickmann was closely associated with Pattisons Ltd., Scotch whisky blenders, of Leith. This firm was one of the largest customers for Oban's make, and its managing director had been a partner in the Aultmore enterprise. Pattison's bankruptcy in 1899 sparked off a series of business failures, including Brickmann's, and brought trouble to the whole of the malt whisky distilling industry. Oban and Aultmore's output had to be cut, and the share capital reduced to £67,650, to meet the new conditions. The market was overloaded with Speyside malts in 1900, and Aultmore made little progress until trade revived in 1903-04.
Restrictions on distillation during the war of 1914 to 1918, culminating in the closure by Go-vernment order of all malt whisky distilleries from 1917 to 1919, were followed by economic recession. Many firms in the whisky industry found it more rewarding to realise their assets, rather than to continue trading. Oban & Aultmore put its two distilleries up for sale early in 1923. Oban Distillery was sold to a syndicate, and Aultmore was bought by John Dewar

& Sons Ltd., whisky blenders, of Perth, for £0.
After Dewar's amalgamated with other blending companies to form an enlarged Distillers Company Limited in 1925, Aultmore was transferred to DCL's subsidiary, Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd.
The distillery was closed, once again as a result of Government restrictions on the supply of barley to distillers, from 1943 to 1945. As soon as restrictions on building were relaxed, SMD embarked on a stage by stage programme of modernising its distilleries and maltings. The necessary preliminary was to ensure that existing or projected production of whisky was not limited by lack of sufficient capacity for treating distillery effluent. Experiments carried out in a pilot plant at Aultmore Distillery from 1952 onwards (and subsequently at Imperial Distillery) were eventually successful in developing a technique whereby the solid matter in the effluent of malt whisky distilleries could be dried and recovered as a high-protein animal feedingstuff.
Aultmore's two stills, previously heated by hand-fired furnaces, were converted to steam heating from a coal-fired boiler in 1967.
Until that year, the railway siding from Keith Junction was used to bring in supplies of barley and coal, and to despatch whisky. The distillery ceased to make its own malt, and began to draw it from one of SMD's regional makings, in 1968. The long-disused water-wheel was demolished, and the steam engine went into retirement, in 1969, on the eve of a complete reconstruction of the premises. The distillery was closed for that purpose from January 1970 to February 1971. Two additional stills were installed and the boiler was converted from coal-burning to oil-firing.
A new effluent recovery plant was built in 1972 to make distillers' dark grains. This by-product is a mixture of "draff" (the residue of the malt remaining after the carbohydrate has been extracted for fermentation) with a syrup obtained from evaporating "pot-ale" (the liquid left over when distillation has been completed). It is sold to compounders of animal feedingstuffs at home and abroad.
Scottish Malt Distillers owns 15 houses for occupation by employees of the distillery. The distillery property includes a farm of 130 acres (53 hectares), Milltown of Tarrycroys. The main products are cereals and beef cattle. Aultmore's process water flows by pipeline from a dam built on this land in 1967, and fed from the Burn of Auchinderran. An overflow from this supply, piped into the original dam, and supplemented from the Burn of Ryeriggs, is used for cooling water.
The licensed distillers are John & Robert Harvey & Company Ltd., Glasgow, blenders of Harvey's Gold Label and Harvey's Special Scotch whiskies. They bottle and sell Aultmore as a single malt whisky.


Often veiled in obscuring mist from the FOGGIE MOSS, the distillery has long been shrouded
in mystery. Yet its whisky's exceptional smoothness reveals why industry insiders accorded
it as a rare TOP - CLASS status - and why the dram of LOCALS and BUCKIE  FISHERMEN has
been a secret savoured for over 100 winters.

Alexander Edward Founder

A  SECLUDED SITE once known for smugglers and illicit stills, the FOGGIE MOSS conceals our
water's source and filters it through gorse and heather, purifying it to the profit of AULTMORE'S  refined character.

Our malted barley has no hint of peat smoke, ensuring the smoothest, cleanest taste.

This rarest of SPEYSIDE classics has been distilled in handmade copper pot stills since 1897,
Yet for over a century it  was only sold in limited editions aimed at collectors.

Sometimes a sly taste of AULTMORE could be found in a few local bars, but only if you knew to ask for 'a nip of the Buckie Road'

Running the stills slow helps to maximise reflux, but the shape also allows some heavier elements to come across. In character, therefore, Aultmore shares some of the same characters as Linkwood – fragrant on the nose, substantial on the tongue.

When drinking locally, you wouldn’t ever ask for an Aultmore, but for ‘a dram of the Buckie road’. Located in splendid isolation on the route which runs from that fishing port to Keith, it has – until very recently – been a rare bird as a single malt. Built by the enterprising Alexander Edward [see Craigellachie] in 1896 it was always going to be pressed into service for blends.

In 1923 it became part of the John Dewar & Sons estate and has remained so ever since. In fact, so highly prized is it as a blending malt that it is said that when Bacardi was in the process of buying Dewar’s from Diageo, it was willing to walk away from the deal if Aultmore wasn’t included.

Completely refurbished in the 1970s it is easy to dismiss as little more than a functional plant, but the character of its single malts, now finally being given an official release, shows what the blenders have been keeping to themselves for all these years.

TIMELINE

1896
Aultmore is built by Alexander Edward
1923
Edward sells the distillery to John Dewar & Sons for £20,000
1925
Dewar’s joins Distillers Company
1971
Aultmore doubles its production capacity with two more stills
1998
Aultmore, along with the rest of the Dewar’s portfolio plus Bombay Gin, is sold to Bacardi for £1.1million
2014
The Aultmore range is expanded to include a 12, 25, and 30-year-old for domestic markets, and a 21-year-old for travel retail
AULTMORE FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
2.95
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
Minimum 56hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
10
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Plain malt, zero phenols
MALT SUPPLIER i
Simpsons
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
Zero
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
Less than 70%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
15,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Plain
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
17,500
STILLS i
2 wash, 2 spirit
WAREHOUSING i
Westhorn / Poniel
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
16,400
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Plain
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
22,970
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
47,200
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
60,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WASHBACKS i
6
WATER SOURCE i
Auchenderran Dam, Rye Riggs Burn
WORT CLARITY i
Cloudy
YEAST TYPE i
MS1 liquid yeast
OWNERS

Bacardi logo
PARENT COMPANY

Bacardi
1998 - present
CURRENT OWNER

John Dewar & Sons
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Diageo
1997 - 1998
United Distillers
1992 - 1997
Distillers Company Limited
1925 - 1992
John Dewar & Sons
1923 - 1925
Oban and Aultmore Glenlivet Distilleries Co
1896 - 1923
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