Aultmore SMWS 73.69 “Dark side eclipsed by sweet joys”

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Thanks to /u/xile_ for this sample.

This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind.

So at this point I’m pretty sure anything that has funk and a citrus/lime element is a Ledaig. And I’m incorrect.

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Take, for instance, Aultmore SMWS 73.69 “Dark side eclipsed by sweet joys”, a 22 year old whisky that was aged in an ex-sherry butt (teehee). From a distillery that I’ve had so few times that it’s shocked and appalled my fellow whisky friends, to the point they were dancing on tables, lifting their collective skirts and shrieking with fear.

Granted I’ve now had two more, and now I’m having a third, thus I think I’ve gone…

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