A mighty fine 2008 vintage from northerly Scottish distillery, Old Pulteney.
Part of the Flotilla series, this whisky really emphasises the maritime nature of Pulteney’s spirit, having been aged next to the sea in first fill Bourbon barrels for 10 years. The expression was produced exclusively for the Western European market. The dram was bottled in 2018, giving it an age of roughly 10 years.
The result is a well-balanced whisky that serves up notes of vanilla, green apples, lemon zest, sea spray, powdered cinnamon and nutmeg, toffee, coconut, subtle peppery spice, oak, and buttered bread.
Bottled at 46% ABV, this is a medium bodied, fully flavoured whisky.