Old Pulteney 15 by Gordon MacPhail

Old Pulteney 15 by Gordon MacPhail

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Mashtun notes:

This independently bottled (Gordon and MacPhail) Old Pulteney was a real sipper. It was another one that spit us, as some thought it lacked complexity and character. That may have been down to the 40% ABV though. We did all agree we could quite happily sip away at it though. The nose had bourbon, vanilla, citrus, brambles, sponge cake, and dark chocolate. The bourbon notes carried through to the palate and it also gave us citrus notes, cornflakes, fruit-loaf, seaweed, and a little pepper. The finish was long and full of cereal, cracked pepper, and salt. It had a light golden colour and creamy texture. A little air opened up the nose, and brought out seaweed and vanilla on the palate and finish. It didn’t really need water but a tiny splash spiced up the nose.

Make no bones about it, this is a very drinkable dram. It just lacked the complexity to make it any more than that. If you are looking for a light mellow dram to sit and sip away at of an evening, this is the one for you.

Old Pulteney 15 by Gordon MacPhail

Nose: Sweet, rich fruit aromas with a green, leafy notes. Smoky with a balanced sweetness. Spicy notes also present - treacle toffee.

Palate: Fruit with malt and nutty characteristics- strawberry tart.

Finish: Slight nuttiness.

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 Notes: 40% ABV – Independent bottling of Highland Park from Gordon MacPhail. £45 per bottle at time of tasting

Old Pulteney 15 by Gordon MacPhail

Nose:

Citrus, light vanilla, brambles, and hints of bourbon

Palate:

Weak bourbon, citrus notes, spices, and wood shavings

Finish:

Short and tart at the end

Colour:

Light yellow

Texture:

Creamy

Air:

N/A

Water:

N/A

Overall comments:

Light, but not to complex. Very drinkable but lacks character.

Old Pulteney 15 by Gordon MacPhail

Nose:

Big bourbon note at the start, blueberries, blackcurrant cordial, sponge cake, dark chocolate

Palate:

A little spicy, fruitloaf, cornflakes, seaweed, campfires

Finish:

Long aftertaste with cereal and cracked pepper

Colour:

Light gold

Texture:

Creamy

Air:

Opens up with air

Water:

I added a few drops to mellow

Overall comments:

This is a bright and spicy dram, a jolt to the senses, not particularly complex but pleasant to drink.

Old Pulteney 15 by Gordon MacPhail

Nose:

Small hints of vanilla between cedar wood and bourbon

Palate:

Bourbon notes with a little pepper

Finish:

A nice salty finish that lasts a fair we bit

Colour:

Light gold

Texture:

Medium

Air:

Brings out a little note of seaweed on the nose. The more it’s in the glass the more vanilla comes through as well

Water:

Spices up the nose but doesn’t need much

Overall comments:

A nice sipping dram I would drink all night and worth the money.

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