OLD PULTENEY 15Y ~ HIGHLAND, SCOTLAND
88/100 - Distiller
Enjoyably coastal single malt from the Old Pulteney range, launched in 2018 alongside three other excellent expressions. Excellent stuff from this much-celebrated distillery in the Highlands.
Nose - Toffee, coffee and sultanas. Balanced sweetness of toffee and sea spray salinity.
Palate - Salted caramel cookies, green apple sharpness, sea salt and straw.
Finish - Chocolate with red chilli. A hint of spiced rum warmth.
Though Pulteney is no longer mainland Scotland’s most northerly distillery its stills remain the country’s oddest. It is possible that they retain a similar design to that installed by James Henderson which were described as being similar to those as used by smugglers, though these are considerably larger.