Treasure Chest

Old Pulteney Single Cask 2002 Cask #702

Reviewed by victor


Exclusive to Cinderella Whisky Fair 2020, and one of the better samples I tried while I was there, if I recall correctly. My judgement might have been a bit cloudy at the time.

0.7 (Amber)

Nose

Very briny, even for a Pulteney. Muted fruitiness with apples and peaches. Some vanilla and a bit of marzipan.

Palate

Soft for its strength. Fruity. A bit more nuttiness than on the nose, but lacking that real Pulteney oiliness. Hints of mash tun and dried tea.

Finish

Here is where this whisky shines. The finish starts of big, meaty and savory, transitions into spicy fruits and ends with winey, dry notes. Very long and complex.

While it starts off pretty anonymously (except for the brine, perhaps) - this whisky just keeps on growing. The finish is excellent and a fine example of complexity composed out of standard flavors. There is not anything new or out of the ordinary in here, there's just a lot of different nuances that each get their time in the spotlight. Both fun and tasty!

Score

90 / 100
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