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Old Pulteney 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butts Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2018 10:59 am by Dominique69

Average value

€ 125,88

22 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 18-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Water addition: No, that is very well balanced

    Conclusion: Yummy, a whisky to drink away and makes with every sip fancy sea, the Sherryfinfish is not very pronounced, instead, the flavors complement each other very well, without mutually suppressing or fighting. And who likes salted peanut butter will love this one
    • Nose
      very dense, ripe, yellow fruits (mirabelles, apricots, peaches), neat salt, a good portion of oak, salted caramel, peanut flavors and also very subtle smoke
    • Taste
      soft, velvety appearance, great sweetness after a lot of yellow fruits, caramel, peanut butter, the salt is not so intense here, as well as the oak, which only brings some spice in the background
    • Finish
      medium length, vanilla, fruity, tea, sweet-salty with some oak shavings, without any bitterness fades with the taste of lightly salted peanut butter with caramel pieces

  2. galg33 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: the nose is heavier, darker , more sherried and brooding. with dark chocolate, honey and cocoa, more of the apple pie, quite rich, with spices, black tea leaves, tobacco and even a smoky touch and a hint of salt.

    Palate: thick and complex, dark fruit, chocolate, Xmas cake again, more ripe oranges, dark honey, tobacco, tea leaf, salty touches, old leather, chewable stuff.

    Finish : dried fruit, prune, date, spices, cigar tobacco, wood.

  3. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    That was non-love at first sight. Maybe the Malt wins with a lot of oxygen, time and habituation. Anyone who likes strong, rubber-sweet malts with sulfur will also like this Pulteney. I like that less now. You can try, but you do not have to.

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
      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 ...
    • Taste
      87 87
      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.
    • Finish
      86 86
      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.

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/2-by-2-miltonduff-pulteney/

    N: Peanut satay and grassy hessian.
    T: This is even more on the money than the 15yo, being fuller with a more focused & purposeful direction.
    F: Decent wrap-up.
    C: Solid. Well up there with the discontinued 17yo, though the two are totally different beasts and [grrr], with wildly different price-points also.

    Scores a B[+]

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