- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- American & Spanish Oak
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 02 Oct 2013 11:57 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney Navigator
26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.51 points
- Not very complex, a bit sweet, but a very tasty dram . Very much to my liking at this moment and depending the price I will certainly buy a few bottles as an every day malt. A lot tastier than many malts that try to be complex.
- With a decent finish this whisky would probably go a lot better. But aside from that still a decent drink. This will match up very well with some light meat dish on a hot summer night.
This is rather young. Sweet malty but still a good nose. Salty. Typical old Pulteney nose. Nice, floral, quite complex for it’s (Estimated) age. Biscuit, malty, some peppers and vanilla.
Light Bourbon bodied taste. It’s sweet and friendly. Lemon peel, a hint of fresh oak. Again some peppers and a hint of honey.
Rather short. It disapears almost at the same time as you swallow. That’s where this whisky leaves a blank for me. Some honey at the back.
sea salt, fresh mussel and fish
pepper, hint of sweetness turns to bitter quickly
- Tasty sparkling with some nice own notes, beautiful in the summer certainly.
Nice bright nose, orange zest, lemon zest, light honey, some malt and flour, young oak, of course, looks halfway young, a little bit alcoholic for 46%, fresh sea salt, some white pepper, some candle wax, coconut water
Slightly tingling, but pleasant, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, light honey with nutmeg and some pepper, some tannins, nice salt, still a touch of coconut water and some waxy, a little cocoa powder
Sweet sprite, lemon peel, light malt and light oak, medium long, slightly sparkling
- On-location, distillery insights:
The NAS Navigator is around 8yo with some bourbon and sherry cask use.
- Handsome Old Pulteney, unspectacular but sweet, nice daily dram.
Honey, lemon, flour, moist light wood, maritime-salty;
Spicy-tingling (pepper, nutmeg), sweet and sour (orange and lemon), light bitterness (oak), salty;
Typical Old Pulteney mustiness (from the nose to the palate to the finish), oak and salt, medium. There remains a floury mouthfeel;
- Pleasant Pulteney, a 46% contributes greatly.
Pear, waxy apple peel, coconut, acacia honey and vanilla
Orange jam, honey, spicy oak, cocoa, pepper and salted citruses
Medium length, fresh lemonade
Old Pulteney is a distillery that does not appear on my blog regularly. This is only my 15th. The Navigator is one of the many NAS releases from this northerly distillery in Wick. This one first appeared in 2014.
When I first put my nose in the glass, it was a bit of a scare. My eyebrows shot up and the first thing that crossed my mind was ‘broth’! Quite green and maritime. Reminds me of dry oysters (which I would not recommend by the way), dry oats, freshly sawed planks and rotting cider apples. It does not sound very good, does it? But that’s what I smell. Completely devoid of any sweetness, bar the cider apples. No, that is not really fair. After a few moments, some caramel and coconut kick in.
On the palate, it goes in a completely different direction. Orange liqueur, fresh wood shavings, pepper, sweet malt, brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Much better, but fairly dry.
The rather short finish offers mostly coconut, white pepper and loads of drying oak.
The nose left a lot to be desired, but amends are made on the palate. Still far from my favorite Pulteney, though.