Old Pulteney 33 YO 1983

Pulteney Distillery is located up North in Scotland:

On the most northerly shores of Scotland, where the North Sea meets the Caithness coast, there is a town; home to a whisky which captures the very essence of its location. This is Wick and we are Old Pulteney; the maritime malt.

This is what they say about their Old Pulteney 33 YO 1983:

Brought to life at Pulteney Distillery in Wick, this exclusive vintage expression of the Maritime Malt was matured in American and Spanish oak casks for over 33 years. Robust and full-flavoured, the whisky is lent rare balance and elegance by the Caithness coastal air. Its excellence stands as a testimony to a time-honoured process and unrivalled craftsmanship.

The whisky was released in September 2017 and it is bottled at 46 ABV. It is available in Norway at NOK 4995.

Rich sherry notes on the nose. A mix of figs, dates and prunes. Warm. I get baked red apples filled with prunes. Dark chocolate, ripe peaches, orange peel, tobacco and cloves. Rich sherry notes on the palate as well, and lots of spices. I get mostly dates, brown sugar, black pepper and nutmeg. Still sherry notes on the finish, but with a hint of something metallic. Licorice and walnuts. Sugar syrup.

My score: nose 23 / taste 23 / finish 21 / balance 22 = 89

Thanks, Sebastian!


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