Old Pultney 12- The coastal town of Wick in the Highland region is for the hearty of spirit only. The townsmen made their living at sea and fisherman need a strong and welcoming glass when they return from a long days work. I found great waves of creamy vanilla with some citrus notes in the flavor mix…. and just a hint of some mysterious spice ( perhaps nutmeg ) as well. The nose offers up a strong perfumed fragrance with only a hint of smoke . There was a satisfying traditional mouthfeel that makes me want to kick back and look out over the harbor while enjoying this dram. I imagine that after staring at the fishing nets for days on end this was considered a truly special reward. Just be sure to keep an eye on your mooring line so you don’t take an unexpected swim at the end of the evening….Fishing for a living paralells life in general, where hard work
and knowledge occasionally still need a little bit of luck for success. Snobbishly rated a 7 and recommended to enjoy with your next seafood dinner.
One of my least favorites of all single malts. I bought a bottle and try to go back have a dram occasionally to give it another chance but just bland.
I’ve heard the 17 is excellent but was reticient to spend more for same brand. Any thoughts on 17?
February 2, 2015 at 10:59 am
Hi Greg, I guess there are always different tastes for each of us, I’ve definitely had better, but I enjoyed the drink as is. I hope to add the 17 as a subject sometime in the future….
February 2, 2015 at 11:14 am
Good job. Very inexpensive but great tasting malt.
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February 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm