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[7 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
More Old Pulteney–visitng the  21 yo

This is the last OP I am going to review in this brief series of Ops. It has won quite some awards (including being selected as best whisky for 2012 by the notorious Jim Murray) which made it quite popular in recent years. Although I do not see eye to eye with old Jimbo, I must admit this is a …

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[2 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Re-tasting the  Old Pulteney 17 year old

After hosting the OP tasting last week in Tel Aviv, I was reminded that for some reason I’ve not posted notes for the 21 year old, and I also wanted to re-taste the 17 year old, see how it changed since i last reviewed it in Jan 2011… (my palate has changed, and the whisky must have too). Let’s roll:
Old …

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[25 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Old Pulteney vintage 1989 (Peated cask) – Review

I will be hosting another whisky tasting today, featuring the entire Old Pulteney core range (age statement versions), starting from the 12 through the 17,21 and then reaching the awesome 35 year old I reviewed in the past, this 1989 however is a whisky I’ve not yet reviewed, having liked the 1990 which is also a peated version, I was …

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[16 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting the brand new Old Pulteney 35 year old

I am still remembering the day I tasted the OP 40 about a year and a half ago, it was that good. So when I got the PR for the new 35 year old I know this is something I have to try too, as it’s going to rock.  Only 450 cases of this outstanding single malt were  rolled out …

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[11 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Whisky PR corner July 11th , 2014

Bowmore Single Malt Whisky launches Tempest V
Bowmore, Islay’s first single malt whisky, is proud to announce the highly anticipated launch of Tempest V, the fifth in the award winning Tempest series. Non-chill-filtered and aged for a decade in first fill bourbon casks,Tempest V is a true product of its environment with the salty ocean breeze and signature dark Islay peat …

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[1 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
First notes for 2014: Old Pulteney Navigator

I actually wrote down those notes sometimes last month in a very small and personal OP twitter tasting (I’ve written about before). I was not sure what to expect from this new NAS, as the previous batch of lighthouse NAS OPs were a bit disappointing , way too young and not my cuppa… Anyways, this dram consists of a mix …

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[24 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Old Pulteney 1990 peated cask

When I saw the PR regarding this new 1990 peated OP I was rather excited, as I remember how good was the 1990 Balblair peated cask ( a sister distillery in the same InterBen group). OP has been making some tasty whiskies (just to mention the 12,17 and lovely 21 – the 17 yo being my favourite) in recent years, …

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[3 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Old Pulteney Pentland Skerries , NAS

The third expression in the Lighthouse NAS OP series While the previous expressions (see the other two reviewed here and here). While the other two were kind of young, this is supposed to be the eldest of the three. Pentland Skerries is named after two lighthouse towers of the same name located at the eastern entrance to the Pentland Firth. …

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[23 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Old Pulteney Duncansby Head–Travel Retail , NAS

This is the second expression from the series of NAS bottlings from OP intended for Travel Retails shops. Those 3 are named after lighthouses in the Highlands around Wick, and presented in colourful boxes at duty free shops. This lighthouse is situated at farthest point by road from John O’ Groats, which sound like a stunning location.
Being NAS they are …

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[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Old Pulteney Noss Head–Travel Retail NAS

A few weeks ago the guys at Old Pulteney whisky announced a twitter tasting event featuring their new line of NAS travel retail, all very colourful NAS packaging of whiskies named after light houses in the Scottish highlands around Wick (where OP distillery is located). I was not able to take part in the event as I was vacationing with …