Overall rating
86.68/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
WB103986
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 17037
Number of bottles
295
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
21 nov 2017 2:21 pm by Jour.Ray
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney 2006 MoS

21 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.68 points.

  1. Cube PL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Malt vanilla citruses apfelstrudel some lemon icing, alcohol is noticeable, some spiciness like white pepper, again vanilla, warmth, bourbon , woody notes, sea breeze in the background. Later some herbal notes, some raisins in rum(?) Apricotes and peach with some spiciness still present
    • Taste
      87 87
      Wood ,nice wood, some white pepper continue with honey, butter biscuits, some vanilla and surprisingly some traces of marinates mushrooms! Lemon zest
    • Finish
      86 86
      Rather medium long. Woody, nicely warming, reminders of raisins apples honey baked alltogether

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      At first I thought I noticed mold and fermented fruit, but that impression was gone as quickly as it was. Now there are bright fruits that provide sweetness on the nose: apricots, mandarins, apple. Quite spicy and mineral. Marzipan.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong start with a certain sharpness. On the tongue, the sherry barrel shows up more clearly (and after the first sip now in the nose). Raisins, slightly sulphurized, licorice, salt, bitter herbs. Dark chocolate, espresso beans. It is somewhat tart on the tongue. Drying over time, wood shavings, pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite short finish with toffee, chocolate, coffee beans, wood shavings and sulfurized raisins.

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky with excellent nose defined by the sherry cask. Not very complex, I would say rather flat in its sherryness but very pleasant despite of that. Going well on its full strength but water makes it quite sharp. Definitely worth tasting.
    • Nose
      Sweet, dry fruits: raisins, plums, apricots, a lot of toffee, dark honey, vanilla, sulfur, oak notes, water opens up fruity side: ripe pears, sweet oranges, citrus peel
    • Taste
      Sweet, salty, spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg), butterscotch, good portion of oak
    • Finish
      Long, a bit woody, sweet, notes of mushrooms and malt

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Colour: dark gold
    This is a quite savoury, but otherwise rather rounded and mild whisky. It's well-matured in good hogsheads. Maybe not a dram to taste during an entire evening, but one to drink with friends!
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is very mineral, yeasty and crisp on the one side, with nice yellow fruit, a bit of dry fruit and orange juice on the other side. Chalk, flor, a light sea breeze, buttered toast and a hint of grass. It's quite balanced, hence you have to like the flor-based note.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Rounder than expected, with still a slight mineralic, flor-like nose but more dried fruit than on the nose. Expect dates and figs, a bit of old leather, orange rind, Christmas cake with a few drops of vanilla sauce, and gentle spice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and warming, with mainly the influence from the dried fruit. There is still date and fig, but prune as well now. This also brings a stronger savoury, old leather note. On top there are dark cherries. Finally, there are notes of spice (cardamom, ginger, and clove).

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A typical herbal and savory sherry profile, which tends to be right up my alley. Almost greasy on the nose with sweetness only in the background.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Initially not at all sweet, grilled steak, greasy, a wine like sourness, salty, butter, coriander, parsley and a whiff of black pepper.

      With water and some 20 minutes: more sweetness, raisins, the fatty butter becomes more fudge and butterscotch like with a little nip of honey. Also earl grey tea and leather.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Savory with the same herbal spicyness as the nose, sherry, butter, nutty, a caramel like sweetness, currants, raisins and some more indistinct dried fruits.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fairly long: herbal spices, a typical short mushroom note I tend to get with these types of whiskies, warming with the bitterness of overbrewed earl grey tea.

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Falnor scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  11. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Ripe fruit and strawberries. The Hague Hopjes (Dutch Candy). Caramel and fudge. Nice: Rose Hip marmalade. On the body you can detect some of the coastal Old Pultenly profile, with some damp and raisin notes.

  12. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great Old Pulteney, who in particular can show his beautiful character and harmonizes fabulously with the barrel.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Light sherry aromas, fruity notes from the yellow to red spectrum, figs, mirabelles, oranges, plus a Pulteney-typical spicy or herbal note. Vanilla and minimal sour components show up.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very interesting combination of dry sherry aromas, vanilla, cherry, oak notes and the Pulteney own aromatic herbs, slightly maritime, salty.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, sweet, sherry aromas, fruity tobacco, spicy, reminiscent of the Pentland skerries, then oaky and nicely balanced.

  13. fgg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. fgg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A sherry nose with a flesh smell that I could not bring home at first but turned out to be placed. In addition, scents of caster sugar, caramel and some red fruit. A tang of tobacco.
    • Taste
      A bitter woody taste predominates. The familiar sherry character comes to the fore with bitter fruit notes and raisins.
    • Finish
      Bittersweet and light-creamy character.

  15. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Well full in the sherry, this is a (as I always call it) savory sherried whisky. So here are some hints of firmly marinated red meat. Furthermore, there is some leather and shoe polish to find, which in itself is pretty neat for a 10yo.
    Taste: Full in the sherry, nice sweet sherrybek you get out of this. In addition, there is a not unpleasant bitterness. But mainly red bears.
    Body: Full and creamy
    Finish: What short in length. Here again the savory comes forward. Together with a bit of wood. In addition, the red Napoleon acidity.
    Comment: Fine juice, the other of MoS actually made more impression. But this is still 87 points. I continue to like this style, with the savory sherry influences.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. Abadon05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Joa quite interesting and different than the usual Pulteneyabfüllungen. This one is out of the ordinary. Personally, I do not like this bright fruit and Mon Cherie cherry notes.
    • Nose
      A massive impression of butter biscuits and bright yellow fruits. Add salt and the sweetness of Mon Cherie cherries. Add lemon, honey, vanilla, anything in the direction of mirabelle plum and cherry ice cream. Add a light sting from the alcohol note
    • Taste
      A sweet paired with honey, a little vanilla / light fruits, the cherry is very easy to feel, then a little lemon.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Sweetness and salt, again the Mon Cherie cherry, but without chocolate but with this sweetness

  18. spigray scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  19. spigray scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    too much of milk and butter for my palate but that´s only my personal taste, of course. and it´s lacking any harmony, sorry to say that!

    83/100
    • Nose
      buttery, light caramel, pasteís de leite (portugese pastry with milk cream), a little vanilla.

      after all these buttery stuff you can find a little pulteney with a faint minerality and waxiness and perhaps a wee thread of smoke.
    • Taste
      you might as well eat butterscotch cause these don´t make you drunk:-)

      no, very creamy and really milky but the strength does not work with this profile.

      with a drop of water: yeah, more human now. the water brings out a note of hazelnut chocolate.
    • Finish
      relatively long, still creamy

  20. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion, an exceptional painting, totally cool! So dirty / oily-nutty-salty - wonderful! Intrusive in the flavors, yes, maybe not extremely complex but exactly my thing! 90P./91P. --- PLV: 9/10
    • Nose
      A beguiling nose! Especially if the extraordinary interaction of the flavors! Salt, nut and caramel as well as a wonderfully maritime muff are on the rise. Furthermore liquorice, or actually salt caramel at its best! Total oily and dirty, machine oil, again nut (hazelnut), then also clear associations with oranges and tangerines; totally cool together!
    • Taste
      Pepper and chilli - really strong in the beginning; again oily and dirty (almost liquid manure or even cognac - so tart) and pronounced salty - maritime; Caramel, hazelnut, more nuts and just wonderfully salty, almost slightly sour (vinegar?);
      Softer and more homogeneous with water, but less pronounced in the interplay of oily-salty-nutty; creamy;
    • Finish
      Medium long but wonderfully salty and nutty;

  21. Sidney87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Class malt for the ages. Well done, Thomas Evers
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  22. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    "Unfortunately" I find these barrels great. Seductively fruity in the nose, bone-dry in the mouth. With some salt and spray, exactly my thing.
    • Nose
      Quite unlike the 2016 or 2013 dominated here not the sherry typical raisins or plum notes but an intense apricot, vanilla and nut notes. Something must have been dry, maybe Fino? If it was not clear sherry I would have tipped more on a white wine barrel. Finally some beach air, sea salt, slightly cool in the nose.
    • Taste
      nutty, creamy dry onset. The dry and salty of the sherry barrel fits perfectly to the operating room. By taste, I would type in a manzanilla. Like the Bunna Feis 2015 (Rubha A 'Mhail).
    • Finish
      Again, the extremely dry as a dominant note again, wonderful!

  23. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Enclosed my first impressions, which can certainly change again. A little bit, it is always seen as a comparison to the previous year's bottling Cask 16006 with a whopping 59.6%. Both bottlings are from 2006, are 10 years old and matured in a Sherry Hogshead. That was it but then relatively fast with similarities. First of all, it is noticeable that the new filling 17037 is a lot brighter. While the 2016 was very dark, but could still show many turns, we are now on the road 2017 filling a lot brighter and also has lost the whisky in my opinion, for a age of 10 years already quite a lot of Alc volume. I do not want to rate that any further. While in the nose of the 16006er a lot of orange and rich oak was right at the beginning, the nose is a bit tender and restrained. The classic Sherrynoten are there, but so very different from their predecessors. A little more dusty, set and gentle, he acts despite this brief year already. But then it is also on the viscosity in the glass is another. While I would clearly accept Oloroso in 16006, it could be more like Amontilado or even Palo cortado here. Last but probably not, otherwise the bottle price of just under 80 € might not count. Unfortunately, I have no further information here, but would be grateful for any hints. Some caramel, lemon abrasion and damp forest soil I find in both versions. Very oily in the mouth. The alcohol is there, but super involved. Continue very creamy and not so rough as in the 2016 version. I also miss the central "Camparinote" and some juicy oranges in the mouth. Some mint and black pepper are added after a while. While 2016 is a very strong start, the current version 17037 is a lot tamer and milder. 17037 is drier at the back and has more roasted aromas. The finish is oblique. First it looks like a quick end, but then he comes again and warms up. Then again a dry sweep of oak at the end with some pepper and ginger. Conclusion: First of all, it must be remembered that this OP is "only" a 10-year old whisky. I find both bottlings as very ripe and full. Somehow, OP often succeeds in developing "finished" and interesting and already complex whiskys after a short time. Both have in common that the barrels have done a decent job, but still flash the basic character of OP a bit. For me often - also by the peppery and maritime touch - always a bit like a Talisker without smoke ;-) A comparison to the previous year's filling seems difficult, since it is two separate and in my view absolutely different whiskys. 16006 was rougher, honest, powerful and very own. The new version 17037 is milder, more harmonious and yet has its own character. From the point of view, I would give this version of 2017 a point less than the 2016er version and justify this in that the previous year's version 16006 simply something own and more powerful therefore came, which I personally liked a little better. This special "Campari-O-Note" was already relatively unique. But you also have to like that first. In sum, I would not expect a high-flyer. Finally, a compliment to MoS and OP: Well done! From my side a purchase for the price (top PLV)
    Edit: Meanwhile, I feel more in common. The dirty dusty and beguiling sherry note and nose have both of them. Only the 2017 version has something more sensitive.
    I then diluted the current filling 17037 with a little water and funnily, he is then despite water again a bit gruff. Sounds not logical, but that was my first impression.
    However, I will soon have to initiate another session with both bottling. There is still a lot to discover.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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