Bladnoch Forum Aultmore Tasting Notes

Posted: August 16, 2011 in Aultmore

Bladnoch Forum Aultmore 1982 (28 year old) 53.5%

Bourbon Hogshead 2216/ Dist: May 1982 Btl: Aug 2010/ Tasted: Dec 2010

This is an odd nose. It starts with earthy, fern like sherry aromas before turning into an oily Grappa! Slightly musty and dirty with some vanillins and mature honey trying to come through but ultimately failing.

The palate is rigid and tart. Musty with old grass and distant honey. Again it seems like a vapid and dirty alcoholic Grappa which departs the building in a furtive hurry leaving a fusty old wood finish.

With water it sort of tames the nose a bit allowing some oily orange fruit out but that mustiness is all pervasive. On the palate the spirit creaks and dies. Once upon a time the spirit was probably pretty good but alas the wood definitely wasn’t.

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