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"If it's not good enough to drink slowly, then it's not worth drinking"

A vertical tasting of Old Pulteney

 15 Apr 2013  

Old Pulteney 12 y.o. (40%):
Fragrant, yummy nose with tropical fruits, honey and malt. The palate is fresh, fruity, malty and fairly sweet. Mild and nice (but not as nice as the nose). On the finish the fruits fade and are replaced by malt and oak, also a little spicy heat. All in all en­ter­tain­ing, drinkable and easy-going. A great session malt. (Good value, too) (86 p)

Old Pulteney 17 y.o. (46%):
Quiet yet rather nice nose with oak, gin­ger­bread. Oak, gin­ger­bread and dried fruits on the palate, also notes of mint and citrus. Mild despite the 46% (but im­proves with a drop of water). Oaky, peppery finish. All in all complex, subtle and bal­anced. Very nice! (88 p)

Old Pulteney 21 y.o. (46%):
Very nice nose with honey, orange marmalade, crème brûlée and oak. Rich palate with oak, honey and orange marmalade. Quite oaky and fairly dry. Mild for 46% so water is not necessary (but adding a drop makes it sweeter and less dry). Oaky, dry, peppery finish with a note of gin­ger­bread. Warming. All in all nice but on the oaky side. (87 p)

Old Pulteney 30 y.o. (40.1%):
Fragrant, fruity nose with vanilla, coconut, custard and a note of oak. Wonderful! Mild, sweet, bal­anced palate with notes of vanilla and oak. Very, very nice but actually a little dis­ap­point­ing after the brilliant nose. Oaky finish with a note of mint. (91 p)

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