Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage Highland single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in 2nd Fill Ex Bourbon Oak Barrels which previously held heavily peated malt whiskey. This unique style of maturation has lent a gentle smokiness to this full bodied and robust vintage.
Nose: Tangy green apples wrapped up in a veil of wood smoke. Honey and Vanilla cut through the middle with a lemony top note and a faint floral accent.
Palate: Spicy and Peaty initially with light and sweet notes following soon after bringing to mind custard laced with runny toffee developing into a touch of coconut, warm leather and bitter orange marmalade.
Old Pulteney Distillery
Pulteney Single Malt Whiskey
Pulteney Distillery was established by James Henderson in 1826 in the coastal town of Wick, Caithness. Pulteney is a Highland malt whisky distillery equipped with worm tubs to cool the spirit from its single pair of particularly short stills. Thomas Telford designed the lade which originally carried all the water into the distillery, and a fragment of his stone channel survives in the back yard. The Old Pulteney 12 Year Old, 17 Year Yld and 21 Year Old form the core range supported by Clipper and Navigator in the non-aged bottling series.