Whisky Review: Old Pulteney Sherry Wood 18 Years Old Single Cask #1500 

Style: Sweet and Sherry Nose: Dense, jammy strawberry sharpened by peppermint spice. Dark chocolate, immensely sweet and spicy. Digging deeper you find drier, salty malt at the core. The aroma is still a bit closed, more chilli spice thrusts in, wood smoke, raisin chocolate almonds finishes with a touch of brine. Palate: A bite of…

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Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Old Pulteney Distilled 1969

[43%・Distilled in 1969・Bottled in 2006・37 Years Old・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: A crisp pear sweetness mingles with the salty and brine-y note.  Lime zest infused within the salted caramel swirl.  Classic Old Pulteney but with the age it fares even more balanced and tender, with an even mix of maltiness and vague seaweed note…

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Dram Review: Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage

[46%・Distilled in 1990・Bottled in 2013・23 Years Old・Official Bottling・Limited Release] I will be writing about the distillery soon, but first, a dram of this rather limited release at a bar. It may be surprising to most people, but Pulteney Distillery only uses 100% unpleated barley across its current range. So long story short, people who might…

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Dram Review: Old Pulteney 35 Years Old

[42.5%・35 Years Old・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Definitely some age from the sherry influence on the nose, it’s quite subtle though with the faintest hints of raisins and softly toasted almonds.
Musky orange blossom and pear nectar with a tiny pinch of sea salt. Black pepper and nibbles of dark chocolate. Palate & Finish: Initially…

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Dram Review: Old Pulteney 21 Years Old

[46.0%・21 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2013-2015・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Absolutely lovely aroma. Refreshing citrus spices leading way, followed closely by creamy vanilla and sweet cocoa powder with a touch of sea breeze. Beautiful oaky notes in the backend charred to perfection. Absolutely on point. Palate & Finish: Notes of vanilla sweetness and lemon jam hit first…

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