Gordon & MacPhail Old Pulteney 2005 (Bottled 2017) The Macphail’s Collection / 43% / –
The MacPhail’s Collection is a selection of seven unique distilleries from across Scotland providing the perfect starting point for a spirited journey to discovering the diverse flavors of single malt Scotch whisky. The range includes Highland Park, Pulteney, Glenrothes, Tamdhu, Glenturret, Bunnahabhain and Glen Scotia. Old Pulteney is, in our opinion, one of the most underrated single malts however the brand sales grew significantly approaching 600,000 bottles a year. The 2005 Vintage expression was aged in first fill bourbon barrels for over 11 years and bottled at 43% abv in 2017.
Nose: honey, vanilla, butterscotch, peaches, apples, bananas, chocolate biscuits, touch of garden herbs and distant whiff of sea breeze.
Palate: sweet with spicy tang, apples, bananas, pink grapefruits, mango, vanilla, cocoa powder, white pepper, hints of tobacco and toasted oak.
Finish: medium long, fruity and salty, with notes of vanilla, pepper and delicate oakiness.