Wednesday Whisky Club - Old Pulteney 17 Years Old

Wednesday Whisky Club - Old Pulteney 17 Years Old

July 04, 2018

Happy Wednesday Everybody!

"When I got of an age to understand Old Pulteney, I could admire its quality when well matured, recognising in it some of the strong characteristics of the northern temperament." Neil M. Gunn in Whisky & Scotland

Scotch and Rich | Old Pulteney 17 Years Old

Located on the coast at Wick, the distillery has changed hands on a number of occasions and is today owned by Inver House. The 17 Years Old isn't the oldest of the expressions however its got a combination of exceptional taste which makes it the favourite amongst them. With a piquant, salty taste and long finish it's a favourite at awards with multiple titles to its name.

Colour: Very pale for the age, but predominantly matured in ex-bourbon wood

Nose: Sweet and yet salty; loads of honey, vanilla and lemon

Taste: Remarkably complex and justifies taking time over it; malted barley notes roll over into some liquorice and chocolate flavours, with a steady drumbeat of salt ever present

Finish: Goes on and on, drying and fading steadily and consistently.