The Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly on the British mainland. It is situated further North than Kodiak Island Alaska!
The Spectrum WK217 expression is a "travel retail exclusive" and therefore not available in the shops. This duty free only expression is named in honour of a historic boat from around 1920 made in Wick called The WK217 'Spectrum'.
This expression is has no age statement and comes in a litre bottle. It has been matured in ex American casks and Spanish ex sherry butts. The colour is a dark amber.
I was bought this bottle as a gift and the fact it's 1 litre means it's a gift that keeps on giving. I have had it open nearly 5 months and the air has opened it up slightly. I have found adding water doesn't help releasing flavour profiles so this review is done neat and at 46% it's about right. So, enough preamble, let's go!
Nose: Honey, salt, green apples, vanilla
Palate: Lots of lovely sweet honey upfront. Salty, drying oak, moving into sultanas, dried fruits, and a spicy tail.
The finish is medium and the saltiness makes me salivate and the spiciness tingles my gums and tongue. The honey remains.