Old Pulteney 17

Old Pulteney 17

Price: $120 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Old Pulteney / Inver House

Region: Highland

46% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 17 Years

Cask Type: Ex bourbon, PX and Oloroso sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Light amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Malt, salt, oak, touch of fruit, caramel, apple, crackers

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Saltwater toffee, honey, apples, malt, vanilla, marshmallow

Finish: Medium, linger caramel and oak with a pinch of salt.

Thoughts: If chewing a caramel next to the ocean were put in a bottle, it would be OP 17.

Score: 80 out of 100

Old Pulteney 12

Old Pulteney 12

Paid: $38 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Old Pulteney / InterBev

Region: Highland

43% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Gold

Nose: Honey and toffee. Sea air and salt spray. A bit of fudge is present and a vegetal undertone.

Taste: Salty citrus, lemon & lime, caramel, a slight copper taste and just a couch of hazelnut.

Finish: Drier than the palate, with bits of oak, heather and grass. Briny throughout.

Thoughts: I can certainly understand the maritime associations now. Sort of reminds me of salted caramel.

Score: 75 out of 100