Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
34 years old
Ex-Bourbon + Ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2017 4:45 pm by Dominique69

Average value

€ 611.36

37 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1983

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.01 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    Tasted at Tunsberg Whisky Festival 2019.
    The best and most desirable bottle I tasted there.
    Unfortunately also the most expencive.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Soft, rounded, yet rich and full.
      A well ballanced nose with chocolate, leather, raisins and not too much wood.
      Sets the expectations for the continuation very high, can it deliver?
    • Taste
      93 93
      Full delivery of what's on the nose.
      As ballanced as the nose, with a serious complexity of flavours, yet nothing sticking out too dominating.
      The ABV is perfect, giving it a soft but yet quite firm feel.
      "Yummi" fruit without getting too sweet.
      Old wood, without being tannic.
      Damn delicious stuff.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish is just as ballanced as everything else, all the goodness just receding slowly.

  2. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Gorgeous nose and delicious rancio mushrooms on the palate! Thank you, IMP, with you birthday, bespectacled!

  3. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Elegant, thought out to the smallest detail whisky, which leaves behind a piece of happiness and rapture.
    • Nose
      A sophisticated, complex aroma slowly reveals its palette of shades, consisting of a berry mix, mint, various dried fruits, rum women, varnished boards, an old book, a leather chair and cigar leaves. Wonderful!
    • Taste
      The taste is dominated by the nuances of sweet cherry, red apple, dried apricots, walnuts and mint.
    • Finish
      Extremely long, bright, enveloping. First comes the first powerful wave of berries and dried fruits. Then smoothly cover spices, nuts and dark chocolate. At the end, the storm gradually subsides, bringing with it delicate oak tones, a touch of menthol, a cigar smack and you are immersed in the abyss of pleasure ...

  4. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Cracking older whisky, good strength and good power.
    Nose is to die for.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Delicate sherry, raisins and sultanas softly arriving but a bigger presence of stewed apples coming forward. Red berries and plenty of them, a fruit compote. Cranberry sauce, touches of cinnamon and ginger. Christmas has come.
      Some sherry and brandy for good measure.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Big powerful and just at the right strength. Salty impact on the palate, the maritime shining through. Oaky, more leather notes here from the sherry casks. Oak is turning slightly bitter with caramel.
      In many ways tastes older than an 83 vintage.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Oaky, long on oak and wood spice.

  5. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A classic "library treat malt". Here, the pleasant old dark fruit and barrel notes dominate, the typical "Pulteney-Maritimität" steps into the background. Since the 25-year-old is the "more typical Pulteney". But the 1983, at around the age of 34, is more mature, deeper, rounder, and a little less "oak plank" than many other thirty to forty-year-old boys.
    • Nose
      The first nose brings oak, sherry, leather. A "Leather Armchair-in-the-Library Whisky". After a little warming of the malt rhubarb compote and anise notes, which were already noticeable at first tasting experiences.
    • Taste
      Very fine, very round, plum roaster, oak, baked flavors - and this time, unlike the first tests, a nice strong tingling sets in. Then the Pulteney becomes spicier; Herbs, salt spray, sea beach.
    • Finish
      The finish is beautifully warm and characterized by the heaviness of dark, sweet fruits and a fine oak aroma. The herbal and sea-beach aromas retreat, the sherry comes to the fore and again oak, leather. Such an old malt also stays nice and long in the mouth, throat and esophagus, the rejuvenation is a lasting pleasure.

  6. Razr scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    Exceptional malt!
    Happy birthday to me!!!

  7. JimJaws scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky. Unfortunately a bit expensive, but has been appropriate for 34 years now. Old Pulteney is almost never a disappointment.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Balance (23)
    Wonderful moth, what you expect from a 30+ scent, the taste of a new school (92)
    • Nose
      Ooh, yes! Oranges, marmalades, cherry leather, polished furniture, plums, sweet tobacco with honey ... this fragrance is gorgeous (24)
    • Taste
      Silk, fruit ... lots of wood and tobacco (22)
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy, cherry, leather, wood, lacquer ... nice dry, pepper and menthol toothpaste ... menthol tobacco (23)

  9. whiskey-noter scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Rusty and Classic sherry notes.

  10. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior


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