Gordon & MacPhail

Old Pulteney

1990

ABV 59.4%
REVIEWED Issue 31
Specifications
Brand: Old Pulteney, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1990
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 59.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Pulteney Distillery, Huddart Street, Wick, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Raisins, citrus peel, smoke. Mince pies in front of a log fire. Black bun.
Palate: Marshmallow maltiness. Treacle toffee. Long, slow flavour development.
Finish: Hefty sherry.
Comment: The hug of sherry is soporific; the saltiness a stinging reviver. A morning run in Wick; a gale in John O'Groats.
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Filled with wood-derived aromas. Sherried, oaky, sulphur, singed wool. Meaty, oily.
Palate: Sherried(!). Some sweet, oily spirit struggling to free itself from the oaky clamp. Water loosens the grip a little.
Finish: Oak.
Comment: A shame. Pulteney is a weighty enough spirit to cope with European oak. Not this time though!
7.0
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