.old pulteney – duncansby head

46% abv, €55, single malt

Nose: sweet, thick, butterscotch, seaweed, fruits, over-ripe red apples, chalk, crayon, old cheese, citrus, oranges, raisins, chocolate
Palate: sweet, ‘fat’, fresh cookie dough, soft caramel pudding
Finish: sweet, short, malty, slight prickle, mushrooms, chalk, marmalade, mints
Mark: +++++

Conclusion: nice, but no woo-hoo!

More info from the website: “The Lighthouse Collection, developed exclusively for Travel Retail the Lighthouse Collection. The series features three distinctive new expressions which have been inspired by the maritime routes and celebrate three historic lighthouses situated near the costal distillery in Wick.

Duncansby Head: Featuring a coral red label and tube, the eye catching packaging depicts an image of Duncansby Head lighthouse. Situated near to John O’Groats at the very northern tip of Scotland, the lighthouse protected a dangerous part of the Pentland Firth where the Atlantic waters flow into the North Sea. Matured in ex American bourbon and ex Spanish sherry casks, the whisky has a sweet full bodied taste with notes of honey, chocolate and oranges”.

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