...and this is very good but actually not great (maybe it lost somewhat due to Oxydation in an almost empty bottle which happens from time to time with such "bar bottles"). Nevertheless this is a nice old style dram with a profile that I really like. I have to re-check this dram out of a closed bottle, at home...
The colour is old gold and the nose offers subtle and delicate maritime-fruity-sweet profile. It is somewhat shy first but it nicely develops after some time of breathing. There is a fine salty touch like with many other older Pulteney's that I really adore.
The taste is fruity-sweet with fine spices and some bitter herbal / ashy flavours. Later a chalky and mineral side develops that builds an interesting contrast to the initial sweet taste. All nicely balanced and without any flaw. I did not use water to reduce this dram as I felt it will get flat that way, most probably.
The dram arrives warming and charming on the palate but it is not very much coating, unfortunately (maybe an Oxydation effect?). No distracting moments in the initial mouthfeel. The finish is of medium length and adds more honey flavours before it gets a little dry (ashy) towards the end.