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I've just bought my first Old Pulteney, and it was a nice 12yo version. I made up my mind, and chose it, as I am preparing for the coming WhiskyDay in Hungary. There will be the 17-year-old Pulteney, and therefore I felt, I need some discovery as a reference point.
Well, the reference point is set quite high. This whisky is delicious. The first impression at the opening was like: "Woohhoooo"; the waves of smells just blown off my head (of coure in a good way)!
Nose: mainly smells like a good, aged white wine with hints of honey and a little bit of oriental spices.
Taste: like the water in the Hebrides, a strong wave of malt taste, with a very light peaty side. Also kind of oily (it is also visible on the side of the glass).
Palate: a wine-like effect is noticeable with a distant salinity. Feeling here it oily too.
Finish: long-lasting white wine flavours, with honey and spices in an oily coat.
So, without writing more, than necessary: this dram is highly recommended. It smells great, it tastes great, it is worth buying it.