With a little water, the 12-year-old in the nose noticeably vanilla-sweet, on the palate and the finish changes except the noticeably softer onset (thank God!) Not too much. This malt does not need water in my opinion, because with a little patience, all flavors are also present without a presence and the dense total arrangement is what makes this excellent Pulteney.
Very dense and fine. A wonderful herbal note with some marjoram, a little damp moss, behind you can already feel the fruits. This is not a malt that immediately beats the bourbon cask vanilla sweetness around your ears. The scent is very dense and fine, as already mentioned. The longer you smell it, the more aromas appear on the horizon. The alcohol seems to be an excellent staple that holds it all together without attracting attention for a second.
Wonderful - now the fruitiness is there, in addition to the bright grapes, I also have juicy dark berries on the palate. Of course, vanilla, a little cinnamon, pepper. Delicate and slightly oak, and then the salt spray emerges.
The ending changes from the Pulteney-Maritimität - yes, that's it, and here she is present in the most beautiful! - with a pleasant oak to the light and dark fruits, back to spicy. I am pleased.
A dollop of water releases the fragrances, makes the texture smoother, sparing your taste buds thereby. You can drink it either neat or with water, it's up to you. This dram will work fine in both cases.
Engaging and refreshing, with natural sweetness of succulent tropical fruits. Juicy pineapple, lemonade, passion fruit, persimmon?, cocoa beans and dried sultanas.
Citrussy nip, hot zest, orange, sour tangerine, ascorbic acid tablets. Balanced very well, indeed.
A 1998 vintage whisky from the Pulteney distillery, home of Old Pulteney whisky, bottled by Gordon Macphail at cask strength. This matured in first fill bourbon casks before bottling in August 2011, one day shy of its 13th birthday.
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