Friday 18 May 2018

Old Pulteney 12 Cadenhead's Small Batch Review

Hi everyone,

Have you ever wondered what an indie Old Pulteney would taste like?
I have. But never had an opportunity to because there ain’t much of the stuff. Only Gordon & Macpahil and Cadenhead’s seem to have any, and even then its only a little. So I was lucky enough to try this during a recent trip to the Netherlands.
Old Pulteney 12 Cadenheads Small Batch 55.8%
Colour: Straw
Body: Light/Medium
Nose: Very buttery for OP. Ethanol, dough, lemon, some subtle sea salt and banana, whipped cream, some malt too.
Taste: Soft and very buttery, creamy mouthfeel then drier with oak, banana, dried banana and whipped cream. Banana split-like actually!
Finish: Medium/Long length. Creamy and buttery, a little grape, lemon peel.
Proper natural spirit-driven OP.

Distillery: Old Pulteney
Average Score: 73.6
Distillery Ranking: 36th/ 61 places
Up/Down: No Movement

Thanks for reading!

Scotch Review #628
Whisky Network Review #746

Network Average: 74.9
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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