An 11 year old Pulteney, which in the Un-Chillfiltered Collection was bottled in Cask Strength exclusively for Whisky.de. The whisky has an almost two-year-old sherry finish, which has resulted in a strong dark golden color, but not too syrup-dark. And that makes you want this whisky.
A strong whisky with maritime aromas (algae, salt, beach) in the first nose, then there are sherry aromas, more dark than too sweet. In addition, herbs and nuts with dark red fruits and juicy cherries, orange peel and warm orange juice or fruit punch. In addition, there is a cooling note of menthol and mint from the alcohol, which does not stand out.
The taste is clear nuttiness, vanilla, strong Oloroson notes without sticky sweetness. In addition, fruit in autumn with a little maritime power and fresh rinsing aromas. The alcohol is present and strong even after adding water, the whisky becomes dry and astringent. Dark chocolate with cherry and ginger, cloves. In the background some sulfur - but tolerably moderate ...
In the aftermath, the spices with oak and bitter-sweet cocoa stay nice and dry on the tongue and palate for some time.
Not a superficial sherry monster, rather a wild sailor with a few rough edges. The chocolate aromas in the nose change from milk chocolate to dark bitter chocolate with clear vanilla and nuts. A nice, strong whisky!