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A new dram for me, sincere thanks to Richard for the sample. Slainte!
Gentle, sweet malt
Salty towards the end of the palate, a trademark Old Pulteney trait. A subtle touch of honey, a little vanilla.
It’s quite a complex wee dram this, Very pleasant, very drinkable. Tasty. Lovely finish, mouth-filling and lingering.
I’m sure, convinced, that you all know that Jim Murray voted this his whisky of the year in the 2012 Whisky Bible. I don’t feel the same excitement for it but it’s still probably the most special Pulteney I’ve tried.
This bottle is actually a couple of years old and has recently replaced by a new 17yo. I haven’t tasted it yet but will try to grab a bottle some time.
Anyway, back to this bottle…
Sweet barley, fresh coastal sea air, vanilla, beautifully balanced oak. Apple crumble (with cinnamon?), vanilla custard.
Lovely long, salty, sweet complex finish with a touch of delicious smoke and a delicate balance.
Very impressive, better than I remember!
A dram that I often overlook tonight, Old Pulteney, from near Wick.
It’s got butterscotch, green apples, melon and driftwood (sandy, salty and seaweedy.) Roasted nuts, buttery toast, unripened pears and the finish is long, coppery and slightly smoky.
Pretty good stuff actually, really unusual, complex and an interesting alternative to the coastal Western and Northern Isle drams.