The oldest official bottling of single malt from Scotland?s northernmost
mainland distillery of Old Pulteney has just hit the shelves. The 30-year-old
expression has been matured in American White Oak, and senior brand manager Iain
Baxter says ?This whisky has been looked after at the distillery for 30 years
and the age contributes a huge amount of complexity. I?d say that for a malt
whisky with so much age and depth, it?s still incredibly approachable.? The nose
is sweet and malty, with delicate vanilla, tropical fruits and ripe peaches.
Very fruity when diluted. The palate is big and initially soft, with more fruit,
honey and a hint of oak. The finish is long, with spicy oak.