Old Pulteney 2006

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travelers' Exclusive
Calculated age
12 years old
Bourbon Cask
46.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
New 2019 label
Bottle code
Bottled for
World Duty Free
Added on
08 Jun 2019 11:40 pm by peatbogger

Average value

€ 49.89

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38 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 2006

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.23 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F20 B21

  4. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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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