Old Pulteney Huddart

Overall rating
81.52/100
votes
183
Whiskybase ID
WB116462
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Maritime Malt
Bottled
20.11.2018
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Peated Malt Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L18/324 R18/5460 IB
Barcode
5010509881692
Added on
14 aug 2018 10:15 am by Dominique69
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.94

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Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney Huddart

27 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.52 points.

  1. Paddy_Glen scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    50+2+8+9+4

  2. henryguo73 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. MaroFF scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    bit of coastal peat, dark fruits, bit of toffee, some sweet spices, not a dram you would expect much of but does actually deliver

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Very coastal, with a touch of tea and smoke
    • Nose
      83 83
      Iodine, brine, some seaweed, cherry plum, raisins, hints of smoke, cloves, spice, probably some cheese too
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oily, creamy, more seaweed, salty, green tea, hints of peat and smoke, herbs, little leafy
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, warm, herbs, salty, green tea

  6. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Bright, straw color. It seems quite rare in a glass.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Something like smoke, but in a different version, lighter. Maybe lightly smoked malt. Lots of vanilla. Caramel. Considerable minerality. A pinch of spices. Salt. Smells a little alcohol. Traces of honey and wax. After a long time, a light flowering appeared. There was even a little coconut on the next nose.
    • Taste
      81 81
      A gentle variety of smoked malt. Lots of salt. A trace of smoke. Salty caramel. Light oily. Spices. White pepper.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Caramel. Then a lot of salt. Salty caramel. Lightly smoked malt. A pinch of spices. White pepper. The salt remains the longest. Medium-long finish. Like a faint trace of fruit at the end.

  7. MrDvorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 83pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose is maritime and fresh with notes of sea breeze, ripe pears and apples followed by nuances of mint and sea salt.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is bitter and has a nice domination of sea salt and salted caramel along with ripe fruits and oakiness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is medium lenght, quite oaky and has notes of spicy oakiness and fruits along with subtle notes of smoke.

  8. Wolf68 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

  9. STL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Very typical Fordney style, cheese powder, soda crackers with milk and salt, soft sea water and smoke, the salty and umami taste is particularly obvious: the wine is medium-bodied, and the oily feel is average. Creamy vanilla, crackers, wood soaked in sea water, spices, there is a hint of smoke in the middle, and the smell of orange peel and red fruit is very obvious at the back.
    Ending rhyme: wood, sea salt, strawberry jam
    Overall: 84.5/100. The mark of the bourbon barrel is quite obvious. Although it is a NAS, the level of blending is quite good. The new wine is not obvious and the richness is still online.

  11. master_art scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Not impressed. First nose is decent: coastal, seaweed, hint of smoke, little sweetness. But after 20 mins it's all gone. Taste is obviously young spirits, finish isn't good either.

  12. Willum scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  13. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Marine, fresh, with the aroma of the sea breeze, ripe pear and apples, mint and honey, salty taste with a slight bitterness, with tones of the sea, salted caramel and ripe fruit, medium-length finish, oak-fruity with tones of smoke.
    Very interesting NAS from Pulteney. The aroma is generally quite serious, the taste and finish hints at young alcohols. In general, for the money I was pleasantly surprised.

    RATING: 83pts - [n22, t20, f20, b21] → | 83-85: Decent |

  15. sheven0126 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    First smell: oak orange blossom toast roasted chestnuts seaweed smoked is very soft and balanced. The flavor of the vanilla spice and a little honey will appear after 15 minutes without covering the distilled flavor of NAS. The spicy greenness of young whisky is more obvious Soft and thin Medium sweetness The warmth of alcohol The medium peat taste is dominant and gradually changes to the sweetness of bourbon barrel. After that it is interesting pea taste Sea salt a little paint taste color: golden yellow clear aftertaste: short but smoky with sea breeze Very outstanding as nas is still remarkable

  16. P.K.S scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Sharp,peat,yeast you can feel it's young. if you get it cheap maybe worth trying

  17. Dris scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  18. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  19. Jackson05 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Tried at a whisky festival

    Does any malt that is finished in an ex-peated cask really work? I’ve yet to find one. I’m not saying they are bad, but You either make peated whisky, or you don’t. I’m not convinced.

    This version does even less to convince me because I did not like it at all. Tastes very young and the spirit and cask did not get along.

  20. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This OP is fine with peat, but not a big boom.
    • Nose
      Floral. Sweet peat, yellow fruits, citruses, honey, mint and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Discrete peat. Honey, salted minerals, citruses, sweet fruits and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  21. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It is not bad whisky, but it does not make much impression.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Light smoke, hints of toffee and oak, honey.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Tones of honey, green apple and vanilla, creamy and smoky. Old Pulteney character is certainly present.
    • Finish
      78 78
      A short sweet aftertaste, honey and smoke.

  22. Sandman23 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I like the OP from the ex-Bourbon barrel, Isabella Fortuna, Noss Head, mjam ... but the smoke does not fit in here, totally out of place. Bah, he has something disgusting, I have to be allergic to something. Deny further statements because of personal bias.

  24. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    This has got no peated barley in it, it's just finished in casks previously used for "proper" peated whisky.
    Scapa does the same with Glansa.
    At Scapa they said they receive their casks from a cooperage with no information about their origin.
    Pulteney however source their casks from spesific distilleries but will not disclose which.
    The Pulteney approach probably gives more control, and in my opinion pays off as this is a much better result.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet with a clear note of coastal peat.
      Still retains a lot of the Pulteney fresh ripe fruit.
      A good and interesting nose, which leads me to think they are quite picky about the casks they choose.
    • Taste
      84 84
      This is not bad, if you're not looking for the extreme.
      Peat is gentle, mellow, coastal.
      Texture is creamy, and the 46% give it a slight and very pleasant spice level.
      A little salty, sweet citrus, chared wood notes.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Could have been longer, because what is there is good.
      Light peaty smoke, sweet.

  25. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Oozing coastal notes with seaweed and sweet tinge of grilled marshmallow over open fire barbecue, tasty light burnt sugar, carbon and mineral. (87/21)

    P- Spicy and minty on the outer, with salty sweet at heart, some clove, some pepper that evolved to liquorice candy, walk in the spice market, bonfire and warm ginger honey. (87/21)

    F- Medium, well rounded creamy mouth coat, silky, candy and crystallized sugar bites. (87/21)

    B/B- 88/22. Nicely vatted at good abv for the body and structure. Anything less may appeared anonymous.

    Cereal- 1, Fruity- 1, Floral- 1, Peaty- 1, Feinty- 1, Sulphury- 1, Woody- 2, Winery- 1, Spicy- 2

    Weighted Rate- 85pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Oozing coastal notes with seaweed and sweet tinge of grilled marshmallow over open fire barbecue, tasty light burnt sugar, carbon and mineral. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Spicy and minty on the outer, with salty sweet at heart, some clove, some pepper that evolved to liquorice candy, walk in the spice market, bonfire and warm ginger honey. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, well rounded creamy mouth coat, silky, candy and crystallized sugar bites. (87/22)

      B/B- 88/22. Nicely vatted at good abv for the body and structure. Anything less may appeared anonymous.

      Cereal- 1, Fruity- 1, Floral- 1, Peaty- 1, Feinty- 1, Sulphury- 1, Woody- 2, Winery- 1, Spicy- 2

      Weighted Rate- 86pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  26. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Peat is present in nose and finish a bit, the body is dominated by sweetness. Pretty pleasant though.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Some clear peat influence, some rubber, peatsmoke and overripe fruit, especially overripe banana. Along the way, this overripe thing disappears, sweet smoke, peach and apricot remain.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light pepper, sweet, caramel. Sweet smoke, some orange and honey, pretty full body.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Only a little pepper remains, some sweet smoke, caramel and honey, not a very long finish.

  27. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Exciting nose, decent appearance in the mouth (especially for those who like slightly "peaty notes"), rather medium-length finish. Acts a little young.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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