Tasting notes – Old Pulteney

Old Pulteney

Old Pulteney 12 year old

Old Pulteney

12 year old

Matured wholly in air-dried, hand selected ex-bourbon casts, the ‘unashamedly excellent’ Old Pulteney 12 Year Old is the definitive expression in the Old Pulteney family and is traditionally crafted using techniques that other distillers have long abandoned. A deep amber colour with a slight pink hue brings a medium to high intensity nose that is dry with a hint of sea air and a dry, medium bodied and smooth palate with a clean finish that is faintly salty with a slight sherry note.

Old Pulteney 17 year old

Old Pulteney

17 year old

This 17-year-old predominantly features ex-bourbon maturation, with the addition of spirit that has been wholly matured in Spanish wood ex-sherry casks, predominantly Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso. This adds a subtle depth and complexity to the whisky, making for an outstanding after-dinner drink. Red amber in colour with a rich, autumnal hue, this dram offers a sweet nose with traces of apple and pear and is slightly woody with a hint of butterscotch before a full-bodied palate with hints of vanilla and floral notes in the background. A long-lasting, memorable finish.

21 year old

Old Pulteney

21 year old

Old Pulteney 21 Year old has been voted 2012 World Whisky of the Year by the prestigious Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. 
Scoring 97.5 points out of 100, it is only the third time that a single malt has ever won the prestigious award, and Old Pulteney are just the second Scottish distillery to do so. This dram marries together old Pulteney matured in ex-bourbon wood with spirit from ex-sherry wood casks. The crucial difference, however, is that the ex- sherry wood in this case is made from American oak. This adds yet another layer of complexity, depth and character to this truly superb malt whisky. A golden amber colour with straw highlights opens for a full-boded nose with traces of fruit, slightly fragrant with spicy overtones. Sweet to start on the palate with a light fruitiness and hints of honey before a dry finish.

Old Pulteney 30 year old

Old Pulteney

30 year old

Aged for 30 years, this expression features single malt whisky matured in ex-bourbon wood. The dram is intensely complex and bottled at natural strength. Bright gold in colours with copper glow open for full, sweet nose with floral overtones and a complex mix of gooseberry, citrus and lemons. It is slightly woody with a hint of chocolate befor a full-bodied palate with elements of honey and lemons. The 30 Year Old is oak and aromatic with a warm spiciness and a sweet, long-lasting finish.

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