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Distilled at the Poulteney Distillery in Wick. Established in 1826 by Sir William Johnson Poulteney, The Pulteney Distillery can be found in the heart of 'Pulteneytown', the town he commisioned to be created by Thomas Telford to house fishermen during Wick’s 'herring boom'. Over 10,000 people were employed in the herring industry and 1,000 boats could be harboured at Wick which is the Viking name for an opening or bay.
Old Poulteney is the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland, the spirit crafted here is a distillation of this unique location. The distillery was quite inaccessible when established, except by sea.
Nose - Sweet with traces of apples and pears: slightly woody with a hint of butterscotch.
Palate - Full bodied, with hints of vanilla and floral notes in the background; a long-lasting memorable finish.
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The following tasting notes by David Wishart...
Old Poulteney 17 years old
Bottled By: Producer
Distillery: Old Poulteney
Age:17 years old
Strength: 46% vol
Chill Filtered: No
Cask: Combination of ex-bourbon American hogsheads and refill sherry casks.
Nose: Slightly fragrant, with traces of apples and pears and a hint of spice
Taste: Sweet with light fruit, honey and vanilla
Finish: Medium finish
Tasting with Iain Baxter, Inver House
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