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Overall rating
86.39/100
votes
58
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

€ 78.95

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 2006 MoS

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.39 points

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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;

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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