Welcome to our new and regular series of whisky reviews brought to you in association with Loch Fyne Whiskies, and written by very own correspondent Rob Bruce who lives in Scotland and brings 20 years of drinks industry experience to this tough and terrible task!
Our aim is to take the drama out of dramming, and to make the complex world of whisky more concise so you can choose the Scotch that’s right for you with absolute clarity and confidence.
Known affectionately as The Maritime Malt, and described as bursting with the precision and power of the sea, Old Pulteney is the most northerly of the mainland distilleries and has been producing whisky in Wick since 1826.
This multi award winning whisky does indeed have a slightly salty taste, whether that’s psychological because you are very aware of the distillery’s coastal location, I cannot tell. But you certainly can tell it’s been nurtured in ex bourbon casks. It has a distinct creamy finish, and despite the seaside undertones, this is definitely one for those with a sweet tooth. Think liquid salted caramels, and you’ve nailed it.
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