Gordon & MacPhail

Old Pulteney

1990, Cask Strength

ABV 58.8%
REVIEWED Issue 54
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Specifications
Brand: Old Pulteney, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1990, Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 58.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Grunty but mellow. Ripe fruits, pot pourri, cold coffee, kicking up wet leaves in the winter. Lightly waxy with a hint of phenol and furniture polish.
Palate: Silky, moving into fruit compote, peaches in red wine, sultana. Fine tannins. Has depth.
Finish: Tingling. Bitter chocolate, honeycomb, light smoke.
Comment: A grumbly kind of cove.
7.5
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sherry, sherry and sherry again. Bovrils, Marmite, burnt tyre. Date molasses. Musty cellar. Hint of earthy mushroom. Dry walnuts.
Palate: Heavily sherried. Currants marinated in a spicy syrup. Dates and figs, with a touch of dried apricot. Walnut peel. Bittersweet.
Finish: Rich and spicy. Sweet oak.
Comment: So sherry... Dark Oloroso wipes out all maltiness. Unbalanced but sherry fanatics will love it.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Pulteney Distillery, Huddart Street, Wick, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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