Old Pulteney 1990 10 years old hart brothers

Old Pulteney 1990 10 Years Old (Hart Brothers)

Time for another Old Pulteney. Seeing as this is (one of) my favourite distilleries, I’d be crazy not to review a Pulteney every once in a while. This particular one is the Old Pulteney 1990 10 Years Old from Hart Brothers.

I’ve tasted quite a few Old Pulteney from this vintage, but never quite as young as this one. To be honest, you don’t often encounter ’em this young. Although I do have an even younger one from Malts of Scotland waiting to be opened one day.

Like most single cask Old Pulteney on the market, this Hart Brothers-release matured in an ex-bourbon cask.

Old Pulteney 1990 10 Years Old (57,8%, Hart Brothers)

Nose: Very shy, a bit closed-off at first. There’s a whiff of banana and lemon, also some vanilla. Yeah, now we’re getting somewhere. More like the Pulteney that I know and love. A whiff of lime, galia melon, and slightly nutty too.
Taste: Signature Pulteney. Lemon, orange zest, a pinch of salt. Some vanilla and pepper too. Finally coconut shavings and some ginger.
Finish: The spices linger, followed by salt and green apples.

Rating: 88

When it comes to Old Pulteney, I just can’t help myself. I find it simply delicious, apparently at any age.

Photo: Whiskybase

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