As with the 17-year-old, with this expression we marry together Old Pulteney matured in ex-bourbon wood with spirit from ex-sherry wood casks. The crucial difference, however, is that the ex-sherry wood in this case is made from American Oak (mostly Fino sherries). This adds yet another layer of complexity, depth and character to this truly superb malt whisky. Color:Golden amber with straw highlights. Nose:Full bodied with traces of fruits (apples and pears); slightly fragrant with spicy overtones. Palate:Sweet to start with a light fruitiness; hints of honey and vanilla followed by a dry finish.