There's an English version in the comments!
När glaset står en bit ifrån mig så får jag små pustar av sockerbitar (skumgodiset, inte riktiga varan alltså).. Även symaskinsolja??
april 20, 2016
From my experiences, whiskies from Old Pulteney always need a solid 30 min - 1 h of aeration in order to make 'em sing. Nothing different with this one! Generally, there are acidic and mineral-y notes here. Wet, sandy beach meets ginger. White pepper meets chili. Band aids and glue. Sour, green apples (not the real thing, more like the synthetic taste you get from candy). Wet concrete and Vaseline and.. Even horseradish..! Well, that's a first! This is a very interesting nose!
Whoa.. Would you look at that! The mouth feel is all fizzy and fiery! Like drinking piri piri, but not in a bad way. There is a fruity side also - oven baked pears, unripe red apples dipped in syrup, apple cider (not the sweet gooey stuff we have in Sweden).. Is that the ginger coming back from the nose again?
The apples dipped in syrup tagged along here as well, together with a malty sweetness. I actually feel a smokiness and chili nuts here as well. It's been a while since I've tried a whisky with an aftertaste this sweet.. Interesting!
After those 27 years, the cask wasn't overly present, but I felt that this actually made other tastes shine through. Personally, I would say that this whisky is probably the hardest one to review to this day, just because it is so different from what I usually drink. Considering the price (~€330), the question always comes up - is it worth it or not? I can't say yes or no, but I strongly recommend you to try it if you get the chance.