Old Pulteney - 1998 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength RangeHighland Malt Whisky
Old Pulteney Distillery lies on the Southern side of Wick, it is Scotland's most Northerly mainland distillery. At one time Wick was deemed to be such an unruly place that it suffered froma period of prohibition. Ironically, Pulteney was still producing its whisky throughout the period of enforced abstinence. The whisky was dubbed the "Manzilla of the North" due to the salty character that has been picked up during the maturation.
Colour: Dark amber.
Nose: Hints of antique wood - and wax polish. Sweet with defined fresh and floral notes.
Palate: A subtle hint of spice, rounded, sweet and fruity. Green apples and fresh cut grass.
Nose: Some gin influences. Defined malty notes - some wholemeal flour influences linger. With a fresh and fruity edge.
Palate: An initial hint of spice - ground pepper, with a pronounced fruity edge. Some hazelnut and a subtle dark chocolate note.
Cask Type(s): First fill Sherry butt.
Whisky Style: A robust, yet smooth cask strength whisky.