With 100% bourbon maturation, this is Pulteney’s biggest seller. I had a bottle back in 2013 and liked it, though not nearly as much as the 17yo.
N: Somewhat dunnage-y though with a very understated bourbon cask influence overall. Some brine/oil, a brown paper bag and a complex sweaty saltiness.
T: Sharp clean oily bourbon. A little water brings an almost fruity oily bourbon husky Fimo setup, some light vanilla sponge and very light fruits. Chew for a salty light sweet, milk chocolate spirity oily mouthful.
F: Long new make-like finish on coppery raisin-y cereal.
C: This is well made whisky with the distillate at its heart, due in part to the rather soft cask [refill] influence – perfect for longer maturation hence why the 17 & 21yo are a step up IMHO.Scores a C-