I fully admit to enjoying the occasional Old Pulteney…
Currently the Old Pulteney 21 year is my evening sipping dram at our wee “cabana” in the country… the perfume of the fresh air combines with the fragrant fruits, spice, dash of maritime salt of the whisky in the most relaxing way.
Whereas I recently finally finished the last drops of the Old Pulteney 12 year in Mumbai, having enjoyed its warm apple crumble yumminess.
And while I don’t have a bottle of the 17 year conveniently gracing my whisky cabinet, there is something about this particular expression that brings us back. I’ve had a few opportunities to sip and savour this expression over a few years:
- First in 2016, part of a blind tasting session with our Bombay Malt & Cigar club
- Then as a highlight at Whisky Live Singapore 2016 in an Old Pulteney Masterclass with Andy Hannah
- With our Original club in a Mumbai blind tasting in 2018
- And now, part of a special evening in Dubai early 2019
Alas it is now archived and increasingly difficult to track down… so if you do come across it, do take advantage of the opportunity and enjoy!
Old Pulteney 17 year 46%
- Nose – A beautiful bouquet of flowers, then cherries, a hint of salt, lemon cake
- Palate – Smooth as silk, sweet, a little fresh tobacco leaf, some citrus
- Finish – Lovely, light and lingering
What a delight to revisit…. and in such terrific company.
A few other drams our amazing Dubai host shared included:
- Midleton Very Rare (2011) No 042585 L121731255 40%
- SMWS G10.10 “Busy buzzing bees” 38 years (23 Nov 1977) 49.6%
- Longmorn 25 year (1988/2014) Cask 14384 46% (Berry’s Bro)
- Kilchoman Sherry (2007/2013) Cask 447/2007 59.5%
- SMWS 29.229 “Harmonious balance” 19 year (13 May 1998) 55.2%
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