OLD PULTENEY 35 year old 42,5%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 19648
Produced by Malcolm Waring, the distillery’s direc - tor, this venerable Old Pulteney is the fruit of a blend of casks that have contained bourbon and sherry casks. Bottled at its natural strength and unchillfiltered, it asserts its coastal temperament with great subtlety and nuance. It takes us by the hand and leads us through the Wick region, introducing us to the richness and scope of its aromatic and gustatory palette.
Limited edition Profile: light smoky notes followed by grapefruit, cocoa beans and mushrooms (cep, truffle).
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- Appearance : deep burnished gold
- Nose : elegant, distinguished. Boasting a beautiful liqueur of exotic fruits (passion fruit, mango), the opening begins with a bang. It develops with body and precision into the notes of fino sherry (almond, limestone, lemon, salt). The malted barely comes next, dazzling in its Nordic coastal beauty. The aromatic palette constantly gains in richness and fullness. Exceptional!
- Palate : lively, dynamic. The softest hint of a smoky note appears in the deep azure blue of the sky. Next come grapefruit, cocoa beans and mushrooms (cep, truffles) to add depth to the gustatory palette. Mouth-watering honey (acacia, lime blossom) and white florals (lily of the valley, lilac) jostle for attention on the back of the palate.
- Overall : long, dazzling. As luminous as the palate, it opens on to a late sunny afternoon in the port of Wick, as a maritime breeze refreshes the taste-buds while salt and spices (pepper, nutmeg) settle on the tongue. The retro-nasal olfaction is malted, herbaceous, vanilla-scented and fruity in equal measures. The empty glass is very slightly peaty and medicinal (balm, mustard).
- The brand
Founded in 1826, Old Pulteney is among the distilleries that closed their doors for almost 30 years before re-opening in 1959, at the dawn of one of the biggest booms in the history of whisky. The most northern distillery in mainland Scotland, Pulteney enjoys a superb reputation amongst amateurs: its saline character, enhanced by hints of coconut and broom, has won over the palates of the most seasoned connoisseurs. Owned by the Inverhouse group, its bottlings are predominantly matured in bourbon casks. It has in the past, however, repeatedly marked itself out with bottlings aged entirely in sherry casks dating back to the 1960s.
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