Tasting the new Old Pulteney: Wk 217 ‘Spectrum’

IMG_9270A long time passed since the last OP I reviewed (almost exactly the same time last year) the Row to the pole. And here is another Duty free only OP, this time named after another wick ship: the WK 217 ‘Spectrum’.The inspiration for the last installment came from WK217 ‘Spectrum’. She was built in 1920 and went down in local history as one of the first Wick drifters to use a pioneering method of fishing called Anchor Seine Netting . She was also used during World War II for harbor service duties.

Old Pulteney WK217 ‘Spectrum’ was distilled and matured at Pulteney, the most northerly
distillery on Scottish mainland. American and Spanish oak ex-sherry butts  were used in the ageing process. The whisky has not been chill-filtered or artificially
coloured. Old Pulteney WK217 has a premium strength of 46% ABV and is available in 1
liter bottles.

Old Pulteney WK 217 ‘Spectrum’ , 46% ABV ,  £39.99 , Travel Retail Old Pulteney WK217Only

Nose: Sweet , with toffee, sherry notes and some dried fruit, Carmel, sugar, but with a dash of salt, and wee brine. Also some dirty notes of kerosene on top of sultanas, and maybe a hint of mint.

Palate: Sherry on top of a spicy edge, with dark chocolate, sultanas in liquor, some wood, with a briny undertone as the nose promises. hint of smoke.

Finish: dark chocolate, rum dipped raisins. sugar. wee smoke.

I love those sherry briny, dirty kind of notes, and if you do, you’re in for  treat. A real nice one for decent price, so I you are flying anytime soon, give it a try if u like. I know I will.

Score: 86/100

Official sample provided by Alembic Comms

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