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Scott's Selection (distilled at Old Pulteney) 1977 vintage, 56.9%

Price: $135 Issue: Fall 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Appetizingly briny and spicy, as would be expected from a Pulteney-especially on the nose. The spice notes (cinnamon, licorice root, vanilla) are balanced with light caramel and toffee. Quite dry, polished leather finish with suggestions of bourbon. While still enjoyable, I feel this would have been a better whisky if it were bottled 5-10 years ago.