Pulteney

Old Pulteney 1991 Single Cask #0030 ~ 57.6% (Inver House)

Whisky Review: Old Pulteney 1991 Single Cask #0030

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Pulteney Distillery

Bottling: Inver House Distillers Ltd.

ABV: 57.6%

Cost: £69.95

Old-Pulteney-1991-SC-0030

What they say:

This single-cask 1991 Old Pulteney vintage exudes a warm, golden glow.  The bouquet is floral, balancing fruit flavours with a slightly leathery note.  It is a full-bodied, smooth malt whisky with a long-lasting finish.

What I say:

Released in 2007 this single cask #0030 from Old Pulteney was distilled in 1991 making it ~ 16 years old. I recently had the chance to help friends finish a bottle of this as we lamented its loss.

Colour:

Full refractive gold (10/20)

Nose:

Sharp and salty with seaweed and brine, very fresh and refreshing – like a walk along a beach on a windy day, followed by fruity and zesty citrus; lemon juice, lime, and white pepper spice, this has vanilla and coconut with toasted oak wood, slightly sweet estery with hints of parma violets

Taste:

Fruity, salty and spicy, citrus fruits, lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, apple, white grape, pear and melon, white pepper spice, lemon barley sugars, pineapple cube sweeties, parma violets

Finish:

Medium-long, juicy pineapple cubes with white pepper spice

Overall:

What a delicious fruit-filled whisky with hints of spice and that characteristic coastal Old Pulteney note, lacked a little malty backbone – or perhaps this was masked by the cask strength, either way totally delicious!

Score: 87/100

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