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Old Pulteney 2006

Overall rating
83.32/100
votes
96
Whiskybase ID
WB132919
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travelers' Exclusive
Vintage
2006
Bottled
22.01.2019
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
Label
New 2019 label
Bottle code
L19/022
Barcode
5010509881746
Bottled for
World Duty Free
Added on
08 jun 2019 11:40 pm by peatbogger

Average value

€ 53.41

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 2006

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.32 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    This is the new re-packaging of the 11YO 2006 Vintage, with another year of maturation.
    Have not tried the old one so can not give a comparison there.
    But quite different to the core 12YO.
    Not as much tropical, and I find the order of things turned on their head.
    An interesting and solid "under the radar" whisky at duty free shops.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet, bright, fruity.
      Pear, citrus, "roasted" honey, pinch of salt.
      Underneath is a note of crushed greenery, herbs, a little mint, and what reminds me of basil.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Un-chillfiltered at 46% it arrives quite oily and firm.
      Strangely enough I get the green herbal notes first.
      Then a build up of spice with growing presence of sweet orange citrus.
      Nothing extreme about the spice build up, just a noticable rise to a pleasant warm mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      86 86
      A little dry bitterness with sweet orange zest.
      Some spice remains, but very gentle.
      Hint of tanins at the very end of a medium lenght finish.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of peatbogger. Old Pulteney never let you down, they are always consistent. If you are a fan then this won't disappoint.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Straight away those oak and vanilla notes. Fresh fruit as well as tinned fruit. Confectionery and flowers but not sure which. Ripe bananas, honey dew melon and lemon zest.
      The nose is very light but give it time and it will show its colours.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On first sip I thought it tasted stronger than 43%. Same with the second sip but that is okay, it is delightfully fruity with a pinch of spice.
      This actually reminds me of Navigator in so many ways.
      This settles really well on the third sip and goes down with ease.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A medium fruity finish and the only flaw is the slight dryness on the death, you just want it to be sweet which is a shame but it's nitpicking on my part.

  3. Obynapewno scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      meadow, flowers, fruit, very sweet, baked apple, bananas, some salt, vanilla, coconut
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet, vanilla, toffee, freshly ground pepper, nuts, grapefruit, some wood
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium, fresh, woody, a little toffee and grapefruit

  4. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A very appealing smell, almost perfect for the summer, but with clear deficiencies in taste and finish.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very fresh and fruity, lemons, apples, apricots, a little salt and yes, a little sea air too. With vanilla. I like it very well, but unfortunately the smell disappears very quickly. Zack away! Too bad.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Tart and sour, the tart is clearly bitter and doesn't go so well with the fresh smell. Malt, bitter oak, slightly rotten lemon and vanilla.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium long, with not so nice citrus fruits and bitter oak.

  5. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a malt to drink quickly. By the way while eating. But it is nothing to enjoy and experience the malt.
    • Nose
      Nose reminds me of the 40% 12 standard with the exception that the 6% more alcohol shows up a bit and it is more citrus-heavy. Here is my description of the 12 standard: light fruity, slightly sweet, honey, apple, very soft, slightly herbs, some malt, in the background some vanilla and slightly citrus fruits
    • Taste
      Here he absolutely does not remind me of the 12 standard. Find him much stronger in the start. It is also a bit sour and bitter. The malty, sweetness from the nose is also here combined with the vanilla and the nuts, albeit short. Then a sour and bitter note dominates
    • Finish
      strong with lots of citrus fruits and a subtle sweetness. Then the bitterness and sourness come through here too.

  6. VanOpek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      floral-sweet, toffee, vanilla, caramel, honey, fresh tropical fruits, sweet citrus, spicy hints, coconut, melon, apple, deep and consistent
    • Taste
      83 83
      pepper, spicy, fresh fruits: apple, pear, peach, citrus, oak, vanilla, light and pleasant
    • Finish
      82 82
      oak, herbs, maritime hints, fresh fruits, long, warm and complex, long bitterness broken with fruitiness

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Clean and relatively young, bourbon-matured. Lime, vanilla and bread dough. Getting creamier.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Lime, vanilla, grapefruit skin, white bread and a light salty touch.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Vanilla, green apple, malt and salt.

  8. Saftkenner scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The nose is clearly the highlight of this bottling, if you can even speak of a highlight here. On the palate and in the finish it is more likely to be weaned - alcoholic and bitter. Nevertheless, one can be happy about this bottling, especially in comparison to the heavily diluted 12-year-old standard bottling, as the 46% drinking strength is a gain here.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The aroma is fresh, maritime and has delicate citrus notes. The alcohol is easily noticeable.
      Honey, limes, very delicate oak spices, green apples, lemon washing-up liquid, salty caramel, vanilla.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Quite alcoholic for 46% drinking strength. Pear, strong tannins, citrus notes, dry grass, Galia melon, honey.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium-long finish. What remains is mainly the bitterness with a slightly artificial lemon aroma.

  9. JeJoost scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This took some time to open up for me (it seemed a bit too ‘busy’). When it did however, it became a very potent dram. I would suggest leaving this open for a while to have the full experience.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Creamy vanilla, toffee, honeydew melon, oranges, nutmeg, clove, artificial banana, some exotic fruits.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Quite oak heavy, very slightly spicy but mostly vanilla sweet. Some green fruits like gooseberries and unripe banana, again nutmeg and clove, now with cinnamon.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium, honey, banana peel, burned vanilla, green tea, some milk chocolate.

  10. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  11. theograph scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Vanilla, salty caramel and dried pineapple. Clear notes of fresh wood (1fB). As always with Pulteney, an unmistakable maritime aroma. Pleasant volume thanks to the 46% ABV. A fair deal, a good opener. With a lot of time in the glass and not just as a starter or filler - a fair malt at a good price. Fits.

  12. keba9591 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    another very good expression of Pulteney's whisky
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  13. JungleDram scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  14. Totoro scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      Very light, but with a nice - typically Pulteney - seabreezy, lemony, minty freshness. Cider, pears... And already quite a bit of oak on the nose, but I wouldn't think this is all first-fill like its non-TR predecessors. The 46% don't show. Apart from the soft maritime note, rather bland, I'm afraid.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Salty, sweet-and-sour attack, with a nicely thick, silky mouthfeel, but pretty nondescript from then on out. Keeps turning more and more toward a neutral boozy note - are we having white Tequila with lemon slices and salt?
      Ungh, thanks, but no thanks. This went south pretty quickly.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Now I can't shake this Tequila association... But it's pretty substandard either way. I would never have thought this was a "vintage", 12-year-old bottling - in a blind tasting, my guess would've been NAS.

  15. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F20 B21

  16. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Heavy deep red fruits on the nose. Fruit sweetness and no salt at all on the taste. Very easy to drink neat.

  17. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  18. diamond2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: fresh, fruity, vanilla cream, lemon cake with whipped cream, bread tones, green apple, lemon juice, lime, chalk, oak bark, sawdust, sulfur (effect of wet matches). Brand brine is hinting, minerals are getting stronger over time.

    Taste: woody, spicy, sweet, bright spices, light ginger pungency, lemon peel, vanilla, fruit caramels, slightly astringent wood.

    Finish: medium length, fading ginger spiciness, zest, spices, lemonade echoes, vanilla, brackish. On the whole, it does not get out of the profile set by taste, just spice is already in the first place, with less sweetness.

    Rating: 84

    Bottom line: a very good young bourbon malt for the DF market, quite straightforward and simple, but with a dense and rich taste. Considering that there are 12 years of full aging, the profile is slightly different from the base 12-year-old, it is more spicy and mineral, with a lot of zest. There are no sweet exotic fruits that were clearly felt in the classics.

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