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Old Pulteney 1989 Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Pulteney 1989

Brand
Old Pulteney
Expression
1989
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
26 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Pulteney Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.oldpulteney.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

87
Nose
Youthful and crisp with barley, light honey and a touch of subtly toasted vanilla oak. With time perfumed white fruit, white liquorice and ginger root appears.
Palate
Deep and barley with vanilla oak, fleshy apricot, herbs and crisp, granity citrus. Not hugely complex but it has a lovely freshness and intensity.
Finish
A continuation of the palate. Long, fresh and granity with some gently bitter tannins.
Comment
A lovely, crisp and fresh young Highland malt. Just the dram to revive a tired palate.

Joel Harrison

75
Nose
Crème caramel, hints of old leather and some light coffee notes and bung cloth.
Palate
A bitter palate which doesn't give a huge amount to the liquid. There are some sandlewood notes which are often associated with whiskies from the 70s and 80s, but aside from this, it doesn't give a lot.
Finish
Short, sweet and lacking in any real depth or body.
Comment
Flighty, not fighty, this whisky isn't Champions League. It's Sunday League.
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