This malt impressed me even more than the already great Pulteney 21y. The mixture of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks seems to have succeeded here perfectly, the earthy peat aroma gives the extra kick.
The typical sea-beach-maritime Pulteney-aroma is immediately present. Beautiful herbal notes, light salt, a little full of sherry. The "slight smoke" from the temporary storage in barrels, in which previously tamped whisky was, I have not yet in the nose. For dark forest soil notes and some cedar wood I have now in the nose.
After some time in the glass, the malt becomes even more fruity; The presence of bourbon cask aromas seems to be getting stronger and provides a very fine, multi-layered, light-dark fruiting experience, which is very well accompanied by the herbal, salt and sea beach impressions.
Very creamy texture and immediately a fine age-spitting on the tongue and throughout the mouth. Now cedarwood and sherry take over the command with deep sweetness and spiciness. Ripe blackberries and plums, accompanied by dark grapes. The whole thing is complemented by spicy herbs, forest honey and again cedar wood flavors.
Also on the palate, the fruit components become stronger as time progresses, the very elegant and elegant barkiness of the wood gives the whole thing a very nice twist. This malt is incredibly full and pleasant in the mouth.
In the end of this Pulteney looks after a long time. And very slowly, even tender peat notes that complement the forest soil and dark fruit flavors.