When visiting the Pulteney distillery recently a sample was shared of the 17 year old whisky to taste when back home and revisit some old notes. This is an expression bottled at 46% and aged in ex-Bourbon as well as ex-Sherry casks.
The nose is full with notes of canned tropical fruit mix syrup, toffee, strawberry cotton candy, very ripe banana, oranges, canned nectarines, powdered sugar, red apple, elder flower syrup, little bit of spices and leather note.
On the palate I find a bit dryness from ginger, nutmeg and some vegetable root notes. Sweetness from apples, pear juice, heather honey, banana, oranges, mixed red summer fruits, grilled pineapple and vanilla. Medium length sweet finish with some lemon freshness and a hint of dark chocolate in the back. Scoring it an good 7,5/10. It is a balanced dram with lots of fresh and sweet notes making it interesting. Thanks for sharing a sample!