Old Pulteney 1974

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Highland Selection Limited Edition
Stated Age
26 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Oct 2009 2:16 pm

Average value

€ 731.00

4 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1974

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.52 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2018] I found this dram at the bar of the Fiddler's in Drumnadrochit and could not resist to try this old bottling. Usually Old Pulteney from that period is great…

    ...and this is very good but actually not great (maybe it lost somewhat due to Oxydation in an almost empty bottle which happens from time to time with such "bar bottles"). Nevertheless this is a nice old style dram with a profile that I really like. I have to re-check this dram out of a closed bottle, at home...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers subtle and delicate maritime-fruity-sweet profile. It is somewhat shy first but it nicely develops after some time of breathing. There is a fine salty touch like with many other older Pulteney's that I really adore.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is fruity-sweet with fine spices and some bitter herbal / ashy flavours. Later a chalky and mineral side develops that builds an interesting contrast to the initial sweet taste. All nicely balanced and without any flaw. I did not use water to reduce this dram as I felt it will get flat that way, most probably.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives warming and charming on the palate but it is not very much coating, unfortunately (maybe an Oxydation effect?). No distracting moments in the initial mouthfeel. The finish is of medium length and adds more honey flavours before it gets a little dry (ashy) towards the end.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very round Old Pulteney where age comes through well, but still keeps the nice salt, sipping whisky.
    • Nose
      Peaches, apricot, green and red apples, but more than candy, nice bourbon notes, toffee, wax, marzipan, salted caramel, ginger, lemongrass, light malt
    • Taste
      More salt than in the nose, light malt, beautiful oak, grated cocoa, ginger, cardamom, camphor, eucalyptus, lemongrass, light honey, almonds, pistachio ice cream, lime zest, white grapefruit
    • Finish
      Nice, round, ginger, grapefruit, malt, oak, medium to long

  3. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant salty and fruity antique Pulteney.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Floral. Rich in waxy fruits, honey, salted caramel, malt and citruses.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet fruits, spicy oak, caramel, malt and herbals. Touch of mint.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, fruity, spicy.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This has a pleasant nose and the strength is fine with some nice sweet syrupy notes mixing in with the fruit on the palate.
    It has quite a nice spiciness about it and I would echo hs305 comments, this is what I would call a good all rounder and very enjoyable, worthy of 90 points in my book, maybe 91?
    Worth buying at auction I feel
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A smooth and silky body.
    • Nose
      Rich, complex,creamy.Biscuity at first, the sweeter,malty aromas.
    • Taste
      Fresh, sweet,rewarding. Minty and malty.
    • Finish
      Chewy.Lasting on soft spices and some salt.

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Fiddler in Drumnadrochit
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. zby0001 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92


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