Six Nations Social Media Giveaway, with Old Pulteney!
Throughout the Six Nations Championship, you will find a post on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, inviting you to predict the outcome of the games to be played. Comment your winners on your chosen platform to enter, as well as sharing to your story/page and following us there. The following are the bottles up for grabs each week:
Weekend 1: Old Pulteney Coastal Series Port Wine Cask
France vs Ireland, Italy vs England, Wales vs Scotland
The second in Old Pulteney’s Coastal Series, this expression was firstly matured in second-fill bourbon casks, before being moved to hand-selected Ruby Port pipes and barriques to absorb the rich flavours of the delicious fortified wine native to the Douro Valley of northern Portugal. This perfect partnership of coastal heritage results in a fragrant, fruity and rich Maritime malt. Bottled at 46% abv.
On the nose, aromas of dried fruits, buttery vanilla, candied orange peel and ginger bread swirl amongst deep undertones of cherries, marzipan and dark chocolate. The sweet and spicy palate brings notes of baked apples, caramelised sugar and cinnamon pastries, with hints of rose water and sea salt before a finish of warming spice and plum jam sweetness.
Scotland vs France, England vs Wales, Ireland vs Italy
This first expression from the Coastal Series is initially matured in ex-bourbon casks with a delightful finish in Pineau des Charentes casks, an iconic regional aperitif, hailing from the Charente-Maritime region on the oceanic southwest coast of France. A lighter, sweeter taste has been brought to the classic Maritime Malt.
The nose opens with fragrant aromas of honey, vanilla, balsamic glaze and raisins. The taste is oaky, nutty and spicy alongside candied oranges. The dram tails of with a drying sweetness, caramelised hazelnuts and a coastal minerality.
Weekend 3: Old Pulteney 15 Year Old
Ireland vs Wales, Scotland vs England, France vs Italy
A W Club Members Choice Awards overall gold medallist, this 15 year old is one of the most balanced single malts in the range. Matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks and finished in Spanish oak, spice and sweetness combines with the refreshing coastal notes for which the distillery is famed.
The nose has rich dried fruit and honey bursts with a creamy vanilla base note, along with some chocolate and floral hints. The palate brings fragrant spices and Christmas cake, before toffee and chocolate mingling with sea salt in the finish.
Weekend 4: Old Pulteney 18 Year Old
Italy vs Scotland, England vs Ireland, Wales vs France
This 18 year old has been matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and then finished in Spanish oak, bringing a spicy dried fruits influence to the character of the famously maritime malt.
Rich chocolate and vanilla on the nose with honeyed sweetness and some vibrant spices. The palate brings more of the chocolate and honeyed spices, with some floral and briny aspects leading to an apple and citrus finish.
Weekend 5: Old Pulteney 2010 #1802
Wales vs Italy, Ireland vs Scotland, France vs England
Bottled exclusively for members of the W Club, this expression was matured for 12 years in a single Spanish oak cask, after being distilled at Old Pulteney's Highland distillery, before bottling at an impressive 64.2% abv.
Charlie MacLean's tasting notes from Whiskeria Spring 2023: "An unusual example of the make. Very deep amber, with ruby lights; a polished conker. Some nose prickle, as expected at this strength. The top notes suggest European oak maturation—malt loaf, mixed dried fruits, kitchen spices (allspice, mace, nutmeg). A smooth texture and a sweetish, spicy taste; medium length finish with dried fruits in the aftertaste."
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£1 for every bottle sold will go My Name'5 Doddie MND charity.