Old Pulteney 17 year old
70cl / 46% abv
Known as the Maritime Malt, the distillery location is key. The taste is a result of a unique wash still and the bottle reflects the maritime association and unique still shape. It has been matured in air dried hand selected casks, mostly second fill American oak, ex-bourbon casks, plus some first fill Spanish oak, ex-Oloroso sherry casks. The distillery is situated in Wick on the tip of the North East coast of Scotland, 3 degrees further north than Moscow and was named after the Member of Parliament and Governor of the British Fisheries Society, Sir William Johnstone Pulteney. At a time when Wick was only accessible by sea, it became famous for two sources of prosperity barrels of silver (herring) and gold (whisky) which left the port in vast numbers.
Nose: Clean and fresh with traces of green apples and conference pears.
Palate: Sweet fruits, kiwi, guava and peaches, some notes of stewed fruits and spices make an appearance.
Finish: Long with developing oaky notes.