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Old Pulteney WK209, Good Hope

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Named after a steam Herring Drifter WK209 ‘Good Hope’ built in Wick in 1948, first boat in Wick to use echo sounder. Follows a highly successful WK499 ‘Isabella Fortuna’ as Old Pulteney’s travel retail offering and is limited to only 1,600 cases (9,000 bottles). Matured entirely in European sherry casks. The WK209 is a NAS (no age statement) but according to other sources the whiskies used are between 8 and 10 years. The whisky will start to be sold in March or April.

Colour: Dark copper with bronze highlights
Nose: Smooth and spicy with aromas of toffee and chocolate; traces of hazelnut and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet to start with hints of citrus notes; full bodied with overtones of raisins, chocolate and warm spices leading to long lasting finish.

Old Pulteney WK209, Good Hope, 7.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

About the whisky

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Rating: 7.0/10 (1 vote cast)

February 20th, 2011

Nose: Lots of sweets and hints of salt and oak. Some kind of chewing gum , vanilla, fudge. Some kind of bitterness.
Taste: Start with some sweetness and oak. Love the peppery hints.
Summary: A great whisky which is mellow and nicely balanced. Some taste of raisin, kind of dry and salty. Great taste. If you are out travelling and found this whisky, it’s a great whisky.