Old Pulteney 12 year old

Old Pulteney

40% vol. / 70cl

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Built in 1826, and one of the most Northerly distilleries in the Highlands of Scotland.  A mainstay in the core range since 1997. 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. Wholly matured in air dried hand selected ex-bourbon casks, mostly first fill American oak, there is a a suggestion of sea air on the nose of the 12 year old. 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.

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Nose: Intense and dry with powerful maritime notes to the fore, sweet vanilla later.

Palate: Sweet and floral with zesty citrus and banana, a splash of salty North Sea water.

Finish: Medium and oaky with a pleasant sea breeze.

  • Can't beat it
    Nose. Sweet & Salty. Like taking a walk down the Sea Shore. Palate. First a tingle on the tongue then Green Apple with a hint of salt. Finishing with a sweet toffee, very warming Malt in Summer or Winter. My Favourite Whisky to sit and relax with, Certainly recommend it!

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