Wonderful sherry bouquet. At the beginning there is a malty, grainy moment. This is where the pulp character of Old Pulteney shines through. The first nose is easily digestible and at the same time aromatically dense. Sherry doesn't kill you. Very complex, very pleasant. Slightly oak-smoky, sweet, nutty, grassy-herbaceous. If you lower your nose deeper into the glass, dark and fruity. All the flavors are closely interwoven, very round, so nothing stands out. No sulfur perceptible. Alcohol is also very well integrated. Over time, the whisky becomes even softer and more elegant, pafumier. Vanilla and caramel appear. The spicy smokiness also becomes sweeter.
The aromas continue in the mouth. Wood is more noticeable. Still no bitterness.
Even sweeter with water. Rich and spicy oak smoke surprises on the palate. Wow, where does it come from - very tasty. And the smoke is already through. Sherry ends pleasantly.
If you warm the whisky over your hands on the glass, freshly distilled, clear caramel steps forward. At the same time, full, deep and sweet cognac takes up the nose.
What is impressive about this "gentle" dram is this pleasant refill sherry character and its balance. A whisky for a relaxed and cozy evening.