- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Lighthouse series
- Bourbon + Sherry Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottle code
- L14 125 R14/5175 1B 11:31
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail
- Added on
- 19 Dec 2015 9:31 pm by Schorsch
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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney Duncansby Head
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.90 points
- A young, average malt!
[Color] bright gold;
Fruits (apples), malt, some oak;
fruity spicy on the nose, oranges (zest); Malt, vanilla, spicy oak, darkening, stimulating salivation;
medium length finish; spicy sweet aftertaste;
- Aroma: sour yeast dough, lemon peel and pulp, fresh ginger, sulfur notes, a little smoke from an extinct fire, apple cider vinegar; a little breathing in the glass shows more pleasant aromas: dry grain, baked apples, caramel, fresh mix of vanilla and iodine, whipped cream, fresh frosty air.
Taste: ginger, grapefruit juice, green apple, malt sweetness, burnt caramel, needles, cellulose, bitter extract of medicinal herbs, woody bitterness, a little cinnamon, menthol freshness.
Finish: citrus-spicy, green apple, bitter herbal tea, medium length.
Bottom line: not a very good sample, bitterness for me here at the limit, with all my love for Old Pulteney. The fragrance brightens up the situation a little. Strange, but the purely bourbon version was much better.
- Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:
Old Pulteney 'Duncansby Head Lighthouse' (46%, OB, 1l, +/-2014) So sadly only a NAS, but maybe not quite an Untermalt? Let’s see… Colour: straw. Nose: sour sawdust, vanilla, lemon juice, tinned peaches, green apples, and whiffs of sea air (perhaps). Pretty simple, not unpleasant, but smells a bit immature. Mouth: sweet orangey and vanilla-ed arrival, then more sweet barley and apples, with a salty touch. Not bad at all, but very simple. Perhaps a few sultanas. Finish: medium, sweet, rather on barley syrup, with some sawdust in the background. Comments: drinkable, but simple and pretty boring. I love Pulteney, but this is to the distillery what the 924 was to Porsche. Not an essential bottling, in my opinion. SGP:451 - 74 points.