Old Pulteney 2006
Old Pulteney // Highlands, Scotland
Only a handful of first-fill ex-bourbon barrels were selected for this vintage release from Old Pulteney, by distillery manager Malcolm Waring. This release from one of the most Northern distilleries in Scotland, was originally intended for Travel Retail only when it was announced in 2017. Currently it is enjoying a wider availability.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeFirst-fill ex-bourbon barrels
"Lots of juicy pear and peach and quite sweet because of it, especially considering there's plenty of vanilla and a whisper of honey here as well. Voluptuous, but not overly complex. The palate is dry and salty with a nutty edge. Subtle notes of grapefruit as well, accompanied by ginger and white pepper, and a whiff of malted barley. Good whisky and a nice introduction to Old Pulteney."