Old Pulteney Clipper Commemorative
Old Pulteney // HIghlands, Scotland
Old Pulteney Clipper Commemorative is a limited edition bottling released in July 2014. It was launched in recognition of their sailing crew's completion of the Clipper 2013-2014 Round the World Yacht Race. Both former American bourbon and Spanish sherry casks were utilized in the maturation of this no-age-statement single malt.
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 Typeex-bourbon and ex-sherry
"Bringing in Old Pulteney's signatures maritime style and also shows some sweetness of dried fruits and vanilla dipped green apples on the nose. The palate moves through salt and brine on the lips to a calm port of lemon zest and rustic oak on the tongue. The sharp sea spray occurs infrequently, though is a pleasant reminder when it does. The finish is long and tart over time, graceful in its movements and receding like a low tide with briny minerals dropping off the tongue."