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Whisky Magazine Issue 128

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Forget about the first nose and enjoy that luscious exotic profile. But no water, thank you.

Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A full bowl of stewed and dried fruit. For a breakfast treat?

Old Pulteney 15 Years Old Millennium Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
7 More distillery character than a 15 Years Old identified as “sherry-aged” that I tasted some months ago.

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Old Pulteney 15 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 A slightly odd melange of flavours and textures...but it works.

Old Pulteney 15 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 If you like whisky on your therapeutic porridge (and who doesn't?) this is the salty one.

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Old Pulteney 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A great combination of complexity and simplicity. A liquid fruit basket. Yummy.

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Old Pulteney 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An absolute cracker. Delicate, elegant. More than a golden promise. A gem delivery !

Old Pulteney 18 Years Old, Sherrywood, Cask 1498
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
8 I hope the new owners value this distillery. Its location, stillhouse design and – most important – its whisky, bring something special to the far north.

Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A complex malt with the American and European oak spirit working in harmony.

Old Pulteney 21 Years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A two times dram. Fruity sweetness followed by a dry spiciness. The two faces meet up on time.

Old Pulteney 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
7 A very engaging whisky with good integration.

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Old Pulteney 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.50%
4 A pleasant, mature whisky, which has almost succumbed to the oak.

Old Pulteney 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.30%
8 The sherry dominates on the oaky side. Too much for me but if you like woody corpulent whiskies, this one is for you.

Old Pulteney Good Hope WK209
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
8 An outdoor dram which comes back indoors as it opens. For a winter warmer up.

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Old Pulteney Isabella Fortuna WK499
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A charming dram. Rich, elegant, vibrant. A perfect uplifting cordial.

Old Pulteney Navigator
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Almost like a ginger wine, this would make a great rusty nail.

Pearse Lyons Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Nothing out of the ordinary and certainly not intent on pulling the palate in any particular direction.

Pittyvaich 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 Pittyvaich has always seemed a bit spirity to me, like a Scottish grappa. This version is softened slightly by the sherry.

Pittyvaich 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 You need to be sherry-mad to love this. Water releases more pleasant fruitcake notes on the nose but more harshness on the palate.

Pittyvaich 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
7 That whisky definitely needs water to cut the edges. Incredibly oily. With a good dash of water, refreshing and invigorating.

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Port Askaig Cask Strength 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
A beautifully balanced islander. The marine aromatic display is just enticing, constantly teasing the malty sweet heart.

Port Askaig Cask Strength 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
That whisky needs a dash of water to find its balance. Refreshing, you would have expected more complexity from the age but not unpleasant.

Port Askaig Cask Strength 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.10%
7 I would never have thought this is a 30 Years Old whisky. Very weird aromatic combination. Water brings them all together in a toffee tone.

Port Charlotte Islay Barley Heavily Peated
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A little too oily for its own good one thinks.

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Port Ellen
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
8 A classic Port Ellen. A must-buy for peat heads.


 

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