Old Pulteney 12 Year
Old Pulteney // Highlands, Scotland
Pulteney Distillery is located in the far north of the Scottish mainland in a town called Wick, an area rich in maritime history, once known for its herring fisheries. The distillery has long been known as The Maritime Malt due to the proximity of its dunnage warehouses to the North Sea. Old Pulteney 12 Year is a single malt matured entirely in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, mostly second-fill. This 12 year-old bottling is part of the brand's core range of whiskies which received an updated look in August 2018 along with three new expressions.
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.
"Enticing nose. Seems lively with aromas of honey and toasted cereal standing out along with a subtle briny note. Gentle vanilla notes hover around the edges. Its medium light body makes it easy to drink. The palate displays a tangy profile with a low spice level and a medium malt character. A bit bittersweet on the finish with a hint of coffee and gentle smoke. A great value for what the dram delivers and a great start to the evening. "