Aroma: thick, heavy, dark raisins, roasted walnuts, dates, malt, dusty sacking, floral nectar, creamy tones, cream brulee, ground currant with sugar, honey, menthol freshness, eucalyptus, cough mixture.
Taste: sweet, slightly astringent, sweet grape skin with seeds, walnuts, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, dried fruits and dates in the background.
Finish: wine-woody, spicy, spices: cinnamon, cloves, star anise, rather long, warming.
Bottom line: sweet dessert molt, similar to many sherry whisky, because the first violin here plays just a barrel and it will be hard to guess the base. Old Pulteney’s signature features are only partially discernible here. Attempting to improve and smooth the young whisky with an active barrel, I think it was a success here, it is interesting to taste and pleasant to drink.