Old Pulteney 23 yo 'Sherry' (43%, OB, sherry casks, +/-2011)
Colour: pale gold (unexpectedly pale). Nose: this one goes one step
further, as it’s got everything that the bourbon already had, plus notes
of red berries (raspberries and blackberries) and more honey. Also
orange blossom water and touches of rosewater. A little fresh butter.
Mouth: same comments. More body, a bolder middle and more complexity. A
big saltiness again, blood oranges, green cardamom, white and milk
chocolates, raspberry sweets, cranberry juice and touches of peat.
Finish: medium long, even more on oranges. Salt and pepper in the
aftertaste, then even ripe strawberries. Comments: quite superb. Too bad
these two Pulteneys are so expensive (I’ve seen them at £199 each). Oh
yes, and this, at 46 or 50%!…. SGP:652 - 89 points.