Normally we taste only from closed bottles with the contributor taking the remaining home to enjoy with others.
However this was an exception – opened just a month earlier with IBHL’s Digital Marketing head Samantha Peter during her visit to India. As only a select set of Malty Mumbaikers could join that private evening, it seemed only fitting that the remaining whisky wander its way to the Whisky Ladies.
Which means both this bottle had oxidized a bit and was courtesy of our friends over at Old Pulteney.
And what did the Whisky Ladies think?
Old Pulteney 12 year 40%
- Nose – A delicious mild apple cinnamon, a bit of zing and spice, peaches and apricots, a little wood, some brine, kept evolving shifting into a light refreshing perfume spray, lots of toffee
- Palate – Sweet, restrained, honey with a bit of chillies too, citrus, coriander seeds, caramel, with the spice at the back
- Finish – Lightly bitter, salted almonds, mild yet of surprising length
- Water – No desire to add
Overall it was most satisfying. For many the aroma was the best part and they kept coming back to take a whiff and enjoy.
And when we finished trying our Highland trio, several came back to the Old Pulteney remarking how it really held its own – even at 40%.
What did the Whisky Ladies sample in our night of “Highland Hijinks“?
- Old Pulteney 12 year 40% – Notes from an earlier Whisky Ladies tasting
- Glenmorangie The Duthac 43%
- Aberfeldy 18 year 40%
Other Old Pulteney tasting experiences:
- 12 year 40% with Stuart Harvey, 2015
- 12 year 40% Whisky Ladies with Karen Walker, 2016
- 17 year 46%
- 21 year 46% + Whisky Ladies, 2106
- Whisky Live Singapore 2016
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