Old Pulteney 15-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Maritime Malt
Stated Age
15 years old
Ex-Bourbon and Spanish Oak Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L19/035 R19/5047 I8
Added on
14 Aug 2018 10:06 am by Dominique69

Average value

€ 76,25

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73 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 15-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.33 points

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very beautiful nose is continued on the palate with the formidable bourbon and sherry barrel interplay, supplemented by bakery sweetness and delicate maritime seasoning. Is for me on at least one stage with the 17er. The nice thing is: You can enjoy this malt "just like that" and you can also "disassemble it in its entirety". If you like Glenfarclas without sherry turbo (ie the 25's from the standard range or older 4th-Fill-Casks), you should also like this malt.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Clear, maritime, coastal spicy. And still with the shot of sherry and bakery flavors. So to speak the 17er, the direction 25er-Pulteney goes. If the 2006 "pure Bourbonpulteney pure", this is now the (also for the 17er) also typical "crystal clear-maritime Pulteney-Bourbon-and-Sherryfass-Melange".
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very enjoyable! Crystal clear, now with sherry sweets and bakery that goes into vanilla. Everything is beautifully mint fresh primed with the pulteneytypischen 46%. The oak comes too. Then again sherry, cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt. Amazingly full for his 15 years and then again slightly in enjoyment. The balance between sherry and bourbon keg is absolutely successful.
    • Finish
      89 89
      In the medium-long finish, then the oak again with some espresso.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The smell is fresh and yet not young. That starts well. The taste blends in harmoniously and also the finish fits wunservoll to the overall picture.

    A very nice, mild ex-bourbon whisky, which, despite its mildness, is very full of character. I am positively surprised.
    • Nose
      The whisky smells "green", lime, tangerine, woodruff some oak, fresh green herbs
    • Taste
      light, soft body, but noticeably mild and offensive, the aromas from the smell are repeated, mandarin and lime, a little malt, light oak
    • Finish
      slightly bitter, the fruits are still in the delicate memory, the oak takes over the direction

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Maybe not quite up to 17 standard, but it's a very good whisky at an affordable price.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Noticable sherry influence.
      Sweet, a touch of chocolate and honey.
      Rich and a lot "bolder" than the 12yo, still with ample amounts of fruit.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pleasant arrival of a rich body.
      Sweet on dark fruit cake, orange citrus, a pinch of salt.
      Just about the right abv to enjoy as it is.
      This is yummie stuff.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Would not have minded a bit more lenght, good things can't last too long, it's still a bit past the medium mark.
      Sweetness continues into the finish with some slightly drying spice.

  4. galg33 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nose: quite different with a lot of sherry influence, apple pie, glazed with burnt sugar, dried fruit, cinnamon, clove and a touch of vanilla. deep dark honey, sultana and spice. you can feel some ex-bourbon influence too in addition to the sherry finish which adds a nice depth.

    Palate: it’s lovely on the palate. with a nice sweetness, ripe orange, earth, salty, sweet, warming spices, Xmas cake , some chocolate, toffee and a hint of salt – lovely.
    Finish : Oak, chocolate, ripe orange marmalade, very nice wood notes, tea.
    Yummy stuff indeed. A very nice sherry oriented dram, with depth. Quite different from the 17 year old it ‘replaces’ , but still very good indeed. If I would be pressed I would choose the 17 by a really narrow margin, maybe since old habits are hard to rid o

  5. DB1965 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried fruit, ripe apples, citrus, honey, vanilla. It has a certain freshness, cooling.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Taste: notes of spices, mandarin, malty, dark toffee and hints of the salty sea.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium finish, the fruitiness slowly turns into the spiciness of the oak

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very good malt. However, I believe that I do not necessarily need a big bottle.
    • Nose
      Relatively fresh nose. Flower meadow and a fresh breeze. Orange blossom honey. Malt sweetness. Vanilla semolina pudding. Yellow apple and pear peel. Shortbread. Tree sap.
    • Taste
      Initially pretty mild and tidy sweet. Sugar candy. Peach ice tea. Roll with butter and quince jelly. But then comes also oak spice, which tingles a bit and reminds me of orange and Zitronenbrausestäbchen.
    • Finish
      The shower sticks diminish. Some salt maybe. It gets a little drier.

  7. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    sweet, fruity, mixture of vanilla and grapes, some spices, a bit grassy, malty, sweet cereals, a slight coastal influence, is there some salt? full body, I liked the 46 ABV, the finish is all right, not too long, gets a bit more grassy, some hints of bitterness. A fine dram! But I liked the old range better.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice sweet and fruity Old Pulteney, pretty strong and full body.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nice and sweet, honey, some vanilla, some cinnamon too. Fruity as well, apples and oranges, and some marzipan.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Strong, pepper, sweet, honey and orange. A silty note, and some vanilla.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still some pepper, sweet, honey, some orange. Middle long.

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Blood oranges, walnuts, some marzipan. Lakeside. Behind it are cherry sweets and a touch of powdered sugar.
    • Taste
      Soft. Shortbread with cherry jam. Marzipan, cornflakes, a hint of honey. Woodruff.

  10. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    22-02-2019, 17-05-2019
    • Nose
      73 73
      sea salt, vanilla, spices
    • Taste
      75 75
      sea salt, vanilla, spices
    • Finish
      72 72
      sea salt, vanilla, spices


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