Review - Darkness! Aultmore 16 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish

Well I picked this up a few months ago, it's part of Master of Malt's new Darkness! range which you can read about here. It's not in any way subtle, but by and large I've greatly enjoyed it., and it seems I'm not alone: "a nose from the old school of faultless oloroso: spiced, dripping in molasses yet a malty sub strata is there for enjoyment" - Jim Murray (94 Points)

ABV 53.6% vol
50cl
Price £78
Nose 23/25 - sherry (unsurprisingly), cherries, Mars bar, toffee, malt, shortbread and vanilla ice cream.
Taste 21/25 - tobacco, toffee, fiery heat. This dram benefits from being given the chance to breath, if you don't give it this the finish can feel seperated from the underlying whisky.
Finish 22/25 - nicely long, lots of oak

Balance 19/25 - whilst uneven it's well worth the money.
Total 85/100