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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

Old Pulteney Distillery Old Pulteney Distillery

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 year old 40% Alc/Vol.

Colour Deep amber with a slight pink hue.

Nose Medium to high intensity, dry with a hint of sea air.

 

Taste Dry, medium bodied and smooth with a clean finish: faintly salty with a slight sherry note.

 

Awards

San Fransico World Spirits Competition – Gold - 2011

International Spirits Challenge – Silver -2011

International Wine & Spirit Competition – Silver – 2009- 2010 - 2011

International Wine & Spirit Competition- Gold Best in Class -2006

World Spirits Competition, San Francisco  - Double Gold – 2005

 

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky 17 year old Alc/Vol. 46%

Non Chill-Filtered Tasting Notes:

 

Colour Red amber with a rich autumnal hue.

 

Nose Sweet with traces of apples and pears: slightly woody with a hint of butterscotch.

 

Taste Full bodied, with hints of vanilla and floral notes in the background; a long-lasting memorable finish.

 

Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold - 2011

International Spirits challenge -Silver - 2011

International Wine & Spirit Competition -  Silver Best in Class -2011

International Wine & Spirit Competition -  Gold Best in Class -2010

Beverage Testing Institute Gold – 2010

International Wine & Spirit Competition – Silver – 2009

Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold

International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold Best in Class (16-17 Year Olds) 2005

World Spirits Competition, San Francisco - Double Gold-2006

 

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky 21 year old Alc/Vol. 46%

Non Chill-Filtered Tasting Notes:

 

Colour Golden amber with straw highlights.

 

Nose Full bodied with traces of fruits (apples and pears); slightly fragrant with spicy overtones.

 

Taste Sweet to start with a light fruitiness; hints of honey and vanilla followed by a dry finish.

 

Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold – 2011

International Wine & Spirit Competition – Silver – 2011

Beverage Testing Institute Gold – 2010

International Wine & Spirit Competition – Silver – 2010

International Wine & Spirit Competition -  Silver Best in Class -2009

International Spirits Challenge – Silver -

Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold

World Spirits Competition, San Francisco - Double Gold - 2006

 

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky 30 year old Alc/Vol. 44%

Tasting Notes:

Aged for 30 years, this expression features single malt whisky matured in ex-bourbon (American oak) wood. It is neither coloured nor chill-filtered.

 

Colour A bright gold with a copper glow.

 

Nose Full and sweet with floral overtones, complex mix of gooseberry, citrus and lemons. Woody with a hint of chocolate.

 

Palate Full-bodied single malt with elements of honey and lemons. Oaky and aromatic with a warm spiciness and a sweet long-lasting finish.

 

Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold – 2011

International Wine & Spirit Competition – Silver – 2010

 

Old Pulteney WK 499 Single Malt Scotch Whisky Alc/Vol: 52%

Matured in American ex bourbon casks

 

Named after the last remaining herring fishing boat – The Isabella Fortuna  WK499. All boats from Wick are identified by the letters ‘WK’.  Launched in 1890 the fishing boat sailed around the north east coast for 86 years. She was acquired in 1977 by the Wick Society, where she remains to this day; the last drifter in Wick Harbour.

 

 

Colour: Bright, light gold.

Nose: Light brown sugar and sweet coconut, with rich creamy toffee, balanced by green apples, lemon and mandarin notes.

 

Palate: Sweet, soft and delicately complex with chewy vanilla and warm spices, with a lingering warm finish.

 

Awards

International Wine & Spirit Competition – Silver – 2010

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