This was tasted as part of a tasting organised by Old Pulteney over on Twitter and comprised of Old Pulteney Navigator, 12 Year Old, and the newly released 1990 Peated Cask.
The Navigator is a NAS whisky bottled at 46% and is combined of both Bourbon and Sherry casks.
Nose, cereal, apple, lemon, it’s very fresh and green, coastal notes developing, slightly burnt caramel.
Palate, a cream toffee sweetness but edged with a lovely warming spiciness, some great citrus notes as well. With a little water added the sweetness seems to increase on the tip of the tongue but there is a really nice grapefruit tartness that counteracts it.
Finish, quite short, white pepper, a grapefruit pith dryness and a lime and salt flavour combo.
Overall, this whisky has a great nose and I love the dry spicy finish.
This whisky is available to buy from here