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Old Pulteney Noss Head Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

Highlands, SCOTLAND
$119. 99 Bottle
$1439.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%
Another addition to Pulteney's travel retail 'Lighthouse Collection', launched in August 2013. This 100% Bourbon cask matured malt is named after the Noss Head lighthouse near Wick.

Tasting note: Pale straw gold. Initially fragrant with brine and water biscuits followed by dried citrus peel / semi-ripe apple or pear as well as hints of muesli and cocoa. Follows through with a fabulous citrus / ripe pear fruitiness; Orange sherbet? Slowly spices up. Mildly oily then crisp and fresh to finish with orange spice cake and peppery warmth lingering. Uncomplicated, lipsmacking malt. 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... An apparent slight overuse of third and less sturdy second fill casks means the finale bitters out considerably. A shame, as the nose and delivery is about as fine a display of citrus maltiness as you'll find. 84 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017

This expression has been matured entirely in bourbon casks and offers a fresh nose of ozone and lemon, becoming quite fragrant in time. More mouth-coating than might be expected, yet easy drinking, with milk chocolate, malt, tropical fruits, and an edge of sea salt. The finish is medium in length, with wood spices.
85 points - Gavin Smith (Fall 2015), www.maltadvocate.com