The whisky is said to have a fruity and floral aroma, slightly spicy with hints of oranges, green apples and butterscotch. Its palate is quoted as sweet and spicy with traces of toffee and pears, with a full-bodied finish.
Each deep blue bottle is hand-blown by the craftsmen at Tudor Crystal Design with actual silver “waves” blown into the glass while it's still molten. It's topped by a stone stopper made from Caithness flagstone by local stonemasons, and placed inside a blue-lacquered wooden box together with a book on the distillery's history, written and autographed by another whisky expert, Charles MacLean.
Uncolored, non-chill-filtered and bottled at cask strength, the Old Pulteney 40-Year-Old carries a suggested retail price of £1,490 (around $2,396).