Posted 5th Apr '22 ·

Our latest Octave Premium release is from PULTENEY in the northern Highlands. The total number of bottles produced is 86 from cask number 1132706, and bottled at a cask strength of 54.4%.


Distillery background:

Pulteney is one of the most northerly distilleries on the Scottish mainland. It is sitauted in Wick, which in the 19th century was known as the herring capital of Europe.

The exact area where the distillery lies is called Pulteneytown - a planned village laid out by the famous engineer and architect, Thomas Telford; and from which the distillery gets its name. Casks are matured on site at the distillery, and the salty, coastal air imparts a signature flavour and aroma on the whisky; capturing the character of its Caithness location.


BEFORE Tasting Notes:

Colour: Pale Straw.

Nose: Vibrant and fresh, vanilla praline, buttery barley sugar and some beeswax. The fruit is quite shy, green apples, orange peel and gooseberries.

Palate: Lively and creamy. The fruit is more upfront, kiwi, tart apples, dried citrus, preserved lemons and pink grapefruit, agreeable honey notes. More maritime than on the nose with salt and minerals emerging.

Finish: Good length. Less fruit, more seaside. Salt liquorice, with a blast of pepper and horseradish that fades as the honey sweetness returns.


AFTER Tasting Notes:

Colour: Copper.

Nose: Bright sherry notes with light red berries, cherries in chocolate, cooked apple with powdered cinnamon spice.

Palate: Creamy toffee laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. The fruit is jammier, Chinese plum sauce. Well rounded with rich, dark, dried fruits and warm oak.

Finish: Salty seaside notes popup. Great length. The warm sherry and spice notes persist, leaving an agreeable rich sweetness in the aftertaste.


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