Old Pulteney Flotilla 2005 70cl 46°
Third edition of Old Pulteney Flotilla bottling, this 2005 vintage is faithful to the maritime, herbaceous and iodised character of its predecessors.
Old Pulteney Flotilla 2005 benefited from a maturation in ex Bourbon barrels and, over the years, from the breeze of the North Sea, to acquire its round and complex notes with the coastal characteristics before its bottling in 2016. We appreciate its aromas of citrus, exotic fruits, coconut, vanilla, and its salty flavours.
With this Single Malt, exclusive to the French market, Old Pulteney deserves its nickname of "Malt Maritime".
Not only is Old Pulteney the most northern distillery of Scotland (Orkneys excepted), but the distillery has many other reasons to capture the mind of the malt aficionados…
Property of Allied Domecq, Old Pulteney was purchased at the end of the last century by Inver House, who wishes to focus on the twelve-year old version, even if the malt is also greatly appreciated by blenders.
This change of ownership was followed by refurbishments and renovations works, but this never changed the true style of the distillery. The wide, bellying and imposing stills are developing into an intricate pipe system, distributing the precious distillate through copper spirals and curves.
Is this why Old Pulteney is so fascinating and so richly aromatic? The peat is there, a hint or a scoop of it depending on the bottling, together with cereals, sherry sometimes, for some blends. But let’s not forget the sea, everywhere from the nose to the glass, through its salty and iodized accent of rare strength.