Old Pulteney 35 Year
Added on Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 at 04:43 AM
  Bottler: Old Pulteney
  Age: 35 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 42.50 % Region: Highlands
  Price: $570 Availability: Specialty Stores
A 2014 release, Old Pulteney's 35 Year Old is a combination of ex-bourbon American oak and ex-sherry Spanish oak casks, resulting in a rich and indulgent whisky. The box has been created to reflect the distillery's maritime heritage and contains a porthole through which the bottle is visible.

Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 
Rich toffee with a musty oak center from old sherry influence. Chewy butterscotch wafer cookie. Vanilla caramels with a note of dried heather. Sophisticated and stately. This has it all for a fine scotch, though I wish this had a higher ABV%. Delightful.   [B+/A-] 
Josh
 
NOSE
Sherry, malt, golden raisins, leather, complex orchard fruit, cocoa, Fruit Gems and a bit of ash, spice and butterscotch.

PALATE
Malt, saline, complex orchard fruit, nuts, saline, cherrywood, cocoa, oak, sherry sweetness and some ash, spice and earth.

FINISH
Long -> Nuts, malt, fruit, oak, ash

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Great balance, full body and oily feel.
 
OVERALL
Nothing dry or tannic about the aroma and the palate has a good amount of sweet paired with the malt and an overall heavy rustic profile. The aroma is surprisingly juicy with a solid malty backbone and the palate shifts gears a bit with more of a roasted malt profile sustained by a complex sweetness. The Old Pulteney 35 comes together so balanced that the only descriptor to really capture its essence… is elegant. 
 
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