Old Pulteney 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/301 R17/5392
Added on
01 nov 2018 8:39 am by rapidi

Average value

€ 113.08

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Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney 17-year-old

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.13 points.

  1. MaroFF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is very good both in aroma and taste. For me, the finish is the quintessence of the whole.
    A drop of water: even sweeter in the aroma with milk chocolate in the foreground, fruitiness is less dominant, but there are raisins in chocolate. Pride! Taste - bland, without that pepper claw, but the honey bitterness is still pleasantly warm. At the end it turns into vanilla instead. I can confidently add 1 point to the total. :)
    • Nose
      87 87
      very fruity, sweet, plum, dried figs, raisins, a little honey, chocolate
    • Taste
      87 87
      quite peppery, medium sweet, chocolate, grain, oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      quite long, peppery, smoky aftertaste, bitterness with honey notes

  2. Flou scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This 17-year-old Old Pulteney lies in the glass with a dark gold tone and a wonderfully fruity-sweet fragrance fills the nose. The combination of bourbon and sherry barrels pays off here, because the flavors harmonize very well. I hear red apples, oranges, some orange peel and pear, hints of exotic fruits, everything was sprinkled with vanilla sugar, honey and a little lime peel zest. In the background, a pleasant spiciness from the sherry barrel becomes clear, which integrates well and gradually takes on a woodier character. For me the wood is more like fresh wood and not grandma's old oak cabinet. A very light maritime note envelops the aromas. There's not much more to it ... uncomplicated and pleasing, the aroma of that is a whisky that you can also enjoy with friends on the terrace.

    In the mouth, the 46% are initially very mild and there seems to be a little lack of strength. Fruity sweetness with salty vanilla spreads and is then replaced by a strong spiciness. Slightly peppery and tingling on the tongue, the way for the tannins is paved. The wood is now more present than in the nose, some liquorice can be felt, a little coffee gives an idea of typical sherry cask tannins. At the same time, the light fruits and honey swing in the background, but only form a gentle veil and no longer play a major role. The balance between sweetness + fruit and the tannins, which was clearly more balanced on the nose, is now missing.

    As expected, the finish is determined by the spiciness with pepper and a little cinnamon and the tannins of liquorice, coffee and a touch of salt. The fruitiness is now only discreetly perceptible, the mouthfeel of honey on the inner walls of the cheeks can be guessed at. Not particularly complex, but uncomplicated and unfortunately also unspectacular.

    All in all, the whisky is a pleasing whisky for me, which I still like best in the nose, but then subsides a little in the mouth. This is not a whisky I would like to spend a cozy evening with ... but in a nice round on the terrace, I can imagine it very well.

    I got 86/100 points.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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