Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This no age-statement Whisky is aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. There is no information offered regarding the ages of the Whiskies included in this vatting. I've long been a fan of the Whiskies from Old Pulteney, the most northerly distillery on Scotland's mainland. This limited offering NAS Whisky is tasty but it lacks the charm and depth of their tasty 12 year old and the vastly under-appreciated and world-class 17 year old.
Old Pulteney is the most northerly distillery on Scotland's mainland. It was founded in 1826 in the historic fishing town of Wick. At one time the unassuming port at Wick was Europe's most prolific herring port. In the early 20th century Wick had a reputation as a rough town and the lawlessness and drunkenness led the town leaders to impose a 25 year prohibition on alcohol in 1922. These days it's a charming and safe town.
Brilliant, amber to gold color. The nose is sweet with notes of honey and loads of citrus (lemon and orange peel), toasted grains, wild mint, with hints of sea salt and green herbs. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant and zesty core that is dominated by youthful spirit notes with a generous dose of citrus and hints of cocoa bean, smoke, and white pepper. Medium-bodied with waves of citrus mingling with young Whisky and subtle notes of sea and spice providing balance.
How to Serve
Sip neat with a slash of water.
Price: $ 44.99
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