Old Pulteney 40 year old, 51.3%

Price: $2280 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Old Pulteney's 40 year old comprises spirit from three sherry hogsheads and one bourbon barrel. Just 493 bottles of the distillery's oldest expression to date have been released, offered at cask strength and not chill filtered. The nose is soft and fragrant, with peaches in syrup, toffee, cinnamon, and aerosol wood polish. Early intense orchard fruits on the palate, then nutmeg, cinnamon and black coffee. Long in the finish, with spicy oak tannins and Seville orange. Notably drying.