Pulteney is very enigmatic distillery. We rarely see official bottlings in Australia, let alone indie bottlings.
And I suspect that when you finally get to taste it, it really does take the imbiber to the wild coast lines of north Scotland. That salty tang, ozone laced crashing waves with the gentlest tang of a beachside bonfire.
From MaltReview, “Yes, this is what good malt whisky is about. A balance, a harmony, between spirit and cask. All those coastal aspects are there from the nose, with an oily texture and some wood oil. Dried seaweed on rocks at the beach. Some fried mango, peanut shells, sesame oil, Vegemite. There’s complexity here, there is depth; one of the better Signatory Cask Strength releases in recent memory.
The result is a marriage made in whisky heaven”.
Official notes read, “Dried orchard fruits combine with baking spices and salted caramel. Toasted nuts, buttery and more baking spices”.