OTH 88 points - Navigator honors Old Pulteney’s seafaring heritage and promotional links with matters marine. The expression carries no age statement, is non-chill filtered, and has been matured in a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks. The nose features vanilla, sherry, American cream soda, ginger, orange peel, and cocoa powder. Complex. Mouth-tingling spices: ginger and nutmeg on the palate, with more oranges, and cocoa. Dries slowly, slightly powdery, with persistent citrus fruit, and a hint of brine. Value Pick.
(Spring 2014) Reviewed by: Gavin Smith
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Bright golden/straw yellow appearance. Complex, deeply grainy and cereal-like, almost like Graham cracker, in toast, slightly honeyed bouquet. Taste profile features sweet, ripe pear-like flavors that never lessen in intensity or piquancy. Lovely distilling. (Apr 2016)