Old Pulteney


ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 132
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Brand: Old Pulteney
Expression: 1989
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 26 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Youthful and crisp with barley, light honey and a touch of subtly toasted vanilla oak. With time perfumed white fruit, white liquorice and ginger root appears.
Palate: Deep and barley with vanilla oak, fleshy apricot, herbs and crisp, granity citrus. Not hugely complex but it has a lovely freshness and intensity.
Finish: A continuation of the palate. Long, fresh and granity with some gently bitter tannins.
Comment: A lovely, crisp and fresh young Highland malt. Just the dram to revive a tired palate.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Crème caramel, hints of old leather and some light coffee notes and bung cloth.
Palate: A bitter palate which doesn’t give a huge amount to the liquid. There are some sandlewood notes which are often associated with whiskies from the 70s and 80s, but aside from this, it doesn’t give a lot.
Finish: Short, sweet and lacking in any real depth or body.
Comment: Flighty, not fighty, this whisky isn’t Champions League. It’s Sunday League.
Visit the distillery
Pulteney Distillery, Huddart Street, Wick, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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