The Schtick: This is a single cask of Old Pulteney spirit, bottled by Old Pulteney for KLWines in California. A rare expression, given that it is bottled at cask strength, which is uncommon for Old Pulteney. This is cask #231.
Distiller: Old Pulteney
Bottler: Old Pulteney
ABV: 55.2% ABV
Age: 13 Years
Nose: Sweet buttery caramel. Honey, pepper, lemon poppyseed. Butterscotch, salted caramel. Yum.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, honey, toffee, some heat. Ash, ethanol, pepper, light oak.
Finish: Medium in length, but a bit hot. Honey, toffee, brine, oak, light ash and some cracked pepper.
Overall: I like this but it’s a bit hot, and fairly one dimensional. The nose was amazing, but unfortunately the palate and finish couldn’t keep up.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect