Nose: Green apples, malt and citrusy notes.
Palate: Malt and hay, but big on flavour. Wine gum on the finish.
Comments: Classic lowland, “mild”, but still bold flavours. Very, very nice.
Tasted at Trondheim Whiskyfestival 2016.
Distilled 15 November 1989, bottled at the distillery by Leif Olav 23 May 2015, cask number 4148.
Nose: Fruity. Candied oranges, passionfruit, dried apricot, vanilla and oaky perfumes. With water it gets a faintly perfumed smokiness, incense, perhaps?
Palate: Chocolate confectionery. Dark chocolate with a pssion fruit filling, brittle and i touch of salt. Engine oil shows up when water is added, as does old, dry oak. The finish is long and consists of oak, dark chocolate and dark cherries.
Comments: Very nice indeed. Classic Old Pulteney in many respects, and age has weathered it nicely without letting the oak take over. I’ve only got a sample, unfortunately, I’d really like a bottle – or five – of this one.