Old Pulteney 1989 Duncan Taylor
Added on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 04:59 PM
  Bottler: Duncan Taylor
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1989 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $115 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled 01.1989       Bottled 04.2007       Cask 10260       198 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Nose is a bit flat, cardboard.
P: Big fruit, light smoke.  Goes down easy.
F: Dry, crisp, and refreshing. 
Woah, this one has some surprises in it!  Zingy spice shoots to the forefront, and stays in the finish -- a sort of red-peppery spice, with a little cayenne -- and that's all mixed in with orangey fruit stuff and brine.  I've had this both on its own, and paired with shellfish (this is the best shellfish-and-whisky-pairing I've come across, by the way) and I'm a believer.  My notes from this tasting say "buy all the Pulteney you can," and while that was an in-the-moment comment, well, it definitely means something. 
Nose is fruit orchard.  The taste is dull and generic although not at all offputting.  Tastes too much like Pulteney. Meh. 
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