Aultmore is a whisky distillery in Keith, Banffshire, producing an eponymous single malt whisky. Its name is derived from the phrase An t-Allt Mòr, Gaelic for big burn, referring to its water source, the Auchinderran burn.
It was founded in 1895 by Alexander Edward, then owner of the Benrinnes distillery. The distillery was originally powered by a waterwheel, but was soon adapted to use a steam engine instead, which ran day and night for 70 years. During maintenance, power was provided by the retired waterwheel. The steam engine is now on display at the distillery site. The distillery was expanded in 1898, and production capacity doubled.
In 1899 Aultmore closed and then re-opend around 1904, and closed again during World War I due to barley shortages. It reopened again after World War I ended.
In the 1950s it was one of the first to use the draff, a waste product of whisky production, as animal feed.
The distilleries malting floors closed in 1968 and the entire distillery was rebuilt and expanded in 1970. A new spirit still and wash still were placed in addition to the existing two stills, and re-opened again in 1971.
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700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Speyside)A 1995 'vintage' from the Connoisseurs Choice range from Gordon and MacPhail. This single malt was distilled at the Aultmore distillery in Keith, Speyside and is light, fresh and a well-balanced.
*92.5 Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2011