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Old Pulteney 23-year-old

Overall rating 23 votes 86.76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - Bourbon Casks
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
World Duty Free
Added on
24 Oct 2009 2:57 pm

Average value

€ 244,25

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 239,00

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My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 24
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

8 Notes

thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
30 Jan 2017 2:27 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Somewhat dusty and closed at first. This needs a little time, but then develops into aromas of vanilla (and lots of it), Granny Smith apple, peach, white grapes and a whiff of cotton candy. There's some burlap, and a fair amount of oak too. Delicate. Quite good actually.

Taste

The body is surprisingly good at just 43 percent. Sweet red apple, peach, grapes. A touch of white pepper and bitter oak. Some pomelo too. Very similar to the nose, maybe a little less sweet.

Finish

Medium in length, building on the flavours already described. Plus a pinch of salt.

Comments

Not spectacular, but a very solid Old Pulteney. A little higher in strength, and who knows?

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Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
04 May 2016 11:31 pm
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
84
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
82
Presentation
82
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Tasting note
04 May 2016 11:41 pm
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

White fruit (apples, pears), herbs, mint, citrus, vanilla

Taste

White fruit (apples, pears), herbs, vanilla

Finish

Medium long, salty, oranges

Comments
cfosterk
Expert Senior cfosterk Note
13 Nov 2015 10:26 am

cheaper than sherried version at auction at around £90/110.

cfosterk
Expert Senior cfosterk Note
13 Nov 2015 10:04 am

Old Pulteney 23 yo 'Bourbon' (43%, OB, bourbon casks, +/-2011) Four stars Colour: straw. Nose: despite the low strength, this one bursts with fresh garden fruits such as gooseberries and green apples as well as tangerines, all that on a bed (so to speak) of rather limey herbs (lemon grass, coriander, then mint and fennel) and the expected brine. It’s very fresh and kind of young (pleasantly so), with only touches of vanilla and straight oak. After fifteen minutes, some very nice notes of camphor coming through, something slightly medicinal, and more vanilla. Mouth: good body at 43% vol. and a profile that’s almost exactly the same as on the nose. Same fruits, same brininess, same vanilla and same herbs. Maybe a little more citrus fruits. Pink grapefruits? This is excellent even if it loses steam after a few seconds (the middle could have been a tad oomphier). Finish: medium long and very salty. Salted orange juice? Comments: excellent, vibrant, with only a little weakness on the palate after the very nice attack. Excellent freshness. This, at 46 or 50%!….  SGP:641 - 87 points.

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
21 Mar 2013 11:49 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

The nose bursts with orchard fruit. Apples, pears, but also lime and gooseberries. The whole seems sprinkled with crystal sugar. Lemongrass, vanilla and mint. Very fresh. The coastal elements, bar some iodine, do not stand a chance.

Taste

It is oily and sweet on the palate, while quite some brine immediately joins the fray. More citrus than white fruit, now. But very fruity. Bittersweet as if from grapefruit. Soft garden herbs.

Finish

The finish is a perfect balance of sweet and salt, with only a whiff of oak.

Comments

Wow, now this is a great Old Pulteney.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
AlecM
Expert Senior AlecM Note
20 Mar 2013 5:02 pm
AlecM gave this whisky 85 points

Nose: toffee and malt.

Taste: toffee and malt.
Finish: better - nicely spiced with a flowery scent and slight oilyness about it.

Ordinary but perfectly drinkable.
QuarterCentury
Connoisseur QuarterCentury Note
12 Nov 2011 3:23 am

A bourbon-matured small batch 23yo from Old Pulteney, released at the same time as the sherry-matured edition. This is slightly lighter in style, as one would expect, but boasts equal intensity of flavour, with vanilla and clove from the oak taking prominence.

 
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