The 18er stands out from the Pulteney range and seems to me already "designed". Also, the price of around 120 euros (as of 02/2019) is based on the current market situation. There I find the new 15-year-old Pulteney (ID: 116460) the basically better and for the distillery much more characteristic malt.
Really now? On the first nose the full rubber abrasion, sweetness with sulfur. That could be one of those rubberized edradours! I did not have such a nose on any Pulteney. Ok, after an hour in the glass and a lot of panning, there are still a few Bourbon Bar flavors; but the rubber nose (children's dinghy: a lot of ice cream and sunscreen) covers everything. So I'm really looking forward to this taste ...
In the mouth, the 18er then plays all his strength, brand Sherrykracher. Also sweet, but no longer as sweet as in the nose, now plum roaster and black berry. Similar in short moments to a refill sherry keg like the Fassstark Clynelish (ID: 121497). And at the second sip then again this Edradour rubber boat sweetie. Of matches.
In the finish is again supplemented with oak, before appear again these artificial sweet notes. Somehow I'm sensitive to something like that. If you like that, ok. I find the 18er Pulteney less successful after the first drams in mouthfeel and finish.