OLD PULTENEY 40 years 富特尼 40年 經典珍藏 (700ml 51.3%)~
Old Pulteney 40 Bottling Note~
This is the oldest ever official release of whisky from the Old Pulteney distillery in Wick, aged for a full 40 years in three sherry casks and a single bourbon barrel (all of which were filled in 1968). It was bottled at natural cask strength and the result is glorious.
Nose: Complex notes of fruit and hay. A touch of calf leather, vanilla, apple peels, musty mahogany and spice.
Palate: It’s astonishing how youthful this seems. Certainly it has the complexity. It gives away hints of old, rich oak that come with age, but it’s also gloriously light in body, offering a lovely amount of sweetness. Vanilla notes, nutmeg, cinnamon and pastries develop.
Finish: Good length and very spicy. Christmas Cake, honey, cedarwood and chocolate oranges. Cut grass and dark fruits, potpourri and cocoa.
Overall: Just brilliant! So much going on and incredibly youthful in terms of sweetness and pep. We loved it!