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Overall rating
84.71/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
288
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Specialists Choice - NL
Added on
21 Mar 2018 1:59 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69,75

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34 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 2006 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.71 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Spirit driven endresult. Alcohol is still very prominent, the color is very light and you smell a lot of old pultney spirit instead of fully aged spirit and wood flavors. Although it’s not stated om the bottle I suspect a refill cask.
    • Nose
      A distinctive Pultney nose. Floral, perfume, sweet and sour. The alcohol is very prominent and poorly integrated. Although I like that distinctive Pulteney smell, this one was far from ready to bottle. Could have definitely used a few more years inside a more active cask. It reminds me of the smell around the distillery when I visited them last year, big time.
    • Taste
      Also on the palate alcohol dominates it all. I almost feel like eating hot chilli peppers. When adding water, the whole starts to taste diluted and lacks taste. No decent body yet.
    • Finish
      Dry white wine finish. Short. Lacks body. Come on Cadenhead you can do better than this. If I tasted this as a still maturing cask sample, I would have called it very promising, now it’s just disapointing.

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A palatable bottling, which relies heavily on honey and vanilla sweetness with a nice cookie note. Drink it swift however because it tends to get pretty bitter in the finish after some time.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Butter shortbread cookies dipped in honey, a syrup like sweetness (toffee like), vanilla, a whiff of floral and some herbal spicyness in the background (rosemary and some mild aniseed).
    • Taste
      85 85
      Vanilla and honey, oily/creamy with butter candy and some unripe white fruits (mainly pear). Mild spices like white pepper.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Pretty short with again the honey and butter candies. After half an our however it becomes ever more bitter till the point it's getting unpleasant.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet, little wine, vanilla toffee and a little bit of acidity. There is also some spice in the distance, as found in Dalwhinnie, for example.
    Taste: Clear bourbon barrel. Vanilla, sweet acid, toffee and then pretty little else
    Body: Medium
    Finish: Medium length. Again some toffee, soft ice cream, vanilla and almost sugar sweetness.
    Comment: Very good, no standard OP, but also no high flyer. Just fine whisky. 85ptn.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. fgg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. fgg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla. Roses. Fruity with some apple and pear. And a lot of sweetness, seems to be a tang of honey.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Pepper with a firm bitterness. The fruity character of the nose clearly comes back here.
    • Finish
      Medium. Light and creamy.

  9. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. rvergouw scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Little vanilla and harvest fruit in the nose, also a little smoke. Pepper in the mouth, spicy and sweet. Good aftertaste. Bit oldfashioned taste, personally I love that ...
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

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