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21 Dec 2013

Old Pulteney 2001 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Old Pulteney

This Old Pulteney 2001 was part of the bottlings for the Spirits in the Sky Festival in Leuven this year. A joint bottling by The Whisky Agency and The Nectar.


Old Pulteney 2001 (TWA & The Nectar)Old Pulteney 12 yo 2001
(49,2%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2013, bourbon cask, 351 btl.)

Nose: a mineral profile. Chalk, graphite, wet cloths. Unripe fruits (apple, peach). Some seaweed. Hints of pencil shavings. Slight floral notes. Overall a little closed. After a while a candied white fruit note comes out. Mouth: surprisingly sweet, with a young fruitiness (apple liqueur, apricot, grapefruit) but also a nice praline / almond sweetness. Lemon candy. Dark honey. Still a few coastal / briny notes in the background. Liquorice. Finish: long, with lemony notes and the warmer praline.

A fine dram, combining the typically coastal Old Pulteney character with a few warmer notes. Nothing special either. Around € 85.

Score: 83/100

Old Pulteney 2001 (Whisky Agency) 3 Ruben Luyten 2013-12-21



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