Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
American Ex-Bourbon & Spanish Ex-Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
glass print label with age statement in circle
Bottle code
L18/141 R18/5172
Added on
04 Jul 2018 4:05 pm by LukasJakubDrabek

Average value

€ 106.79

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37 × member ratings

195 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 17-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.97 points

  1. IIIZIII scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      A slight amount of salt, and a definite coastal element. Much more than in other, for instance Islay whiskies that people are preaching about. Slight mint and "cold" nuttiness.
      With water, fresh fruits are coming forward, green apple, unripe melon
    • Taste
      Very full, but warm and friendly oak, slightly more nutty in the development. Great balance between salty and sweet notes.

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Cooked cake, greedy, a little wax, lemon, traces of iodine, almond financier. Very pleasant. Some exotic fruits (pineapple, passion)
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mouth quite greedy, a little creamy, a little tart, on almonds, pepper, lemon, cooked cake, pineapple traces of orange peel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Final too short alas. Trace of wax, always almond cake.
      Good product.

  3. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is another one of those whisky that if I hadn't "baptized" with a good dose of water, I wouldn't enjoy it that much. Two teaspoons of water ... and the Scottish fog is suddenly thick enough to slice.

    I do not see the Reed Warbler through the glass, but in the smell I have - like a wave of magic - instead of sharp alcohol pleasant malt, caramel, rosemary, (white) chocolate, white currant, cumin and cinnamon. The taste of alcohol suddenly does not bother me and is beautifully creamy dense, bitter-sweet-acid-salty. And also slightly spicy. Simply complex around the corner. Some thick, gel Asian flavoring sauce, slightly unripe fruit (banana, gooseberry, currant), hazelnut, fresh ginger and cooked root vegetables. Finishing is slightly peppery with coconut milk, green flesh of watermelon and just the presence of tannins.

    I really like this whisky, but without adding water it would be half the experience for me - in the better case.

    It should be noted that I have just drunk about a quarter of the bottle.


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