Old Pulteney Duncansby Head
Old Pulteney // Highlands, Scotland
Released as one of three bottlings in the "Lighthouse Collection" which honor historic lighthouses near the Old Pulteney distillery, Duncansby Head is the lighthouse located on the most north-easterly point of mainland Scotland. Launched in the summer of 2013 as Travel Retail exclusives, these bottlings are all 92 proof, non-chill filtered and no color added. This one is aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
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 & ex-Sherry
"Found along with the floral honeyed notes are copper tones and a small amount of smoke. The palate shows stone fruits like peaches as well as candy nougat and dark cereal notes. Spice from the barrels is there, but it is gentle, just enough to not make the whisky too soft and pillowy. Dried fruits appear on the finish which is of a decent length."