Old Pulteney WK 499 Isabella Fortuna

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail only
Number of bottles
52.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
31 jan 2010 1:21 am

Average value

€ 96.96

11 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney WK 499 Isabella Fortuna

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.49 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Loving this naturalistic style. Excellent clear bourbon notes, full-bodied, paraffin-like and malty.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Young, but quite dense and balanced whisky, the palette of derivatives is not particularly impressive, but everything is in place, perhaps lacking the brightness, sunny sparkle inherent in many releases of this distillery.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, young bourbon notes - fresh boards, vanilla, mineral undertones; carpentry, lemon peel, grain, salty motifs,
    • Taste
      Intense, dense, woody-mineral notes, vanilla, sweet creamy shades, grains, mineral-salty tones, lemon peel,
    • Finish
      Light, warming, oak, lemon zest, creamy tones, mineral-metallic notes.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  4. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus, vanilla, apple, pear, tangerines
    • Taste
      Vanilla, maritime, lemon, apricot, peach, fruit compote, ginger
    • Finish
      Long with fruit and spices

      Class !!!!!

  5. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant, concentrated Pulteney with a good taste profile, but somehow doesn't break through. 85/86.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Floral. Green apple, pear, citruses, vanilla, honey and butter.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Yellow fruits, citruses, spicy oak, marzipan and coconut.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, spicy and fruity.

  6. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity (apples, pears), citrus, vanilla
    • Taste
      Grassy, salty, lemon
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, bitter, salty, lemon

  8. tomy63 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    straw color, very vanilla nose, lemony, cereals. Better on the palate, quite lively and powerful, with a slightly sweet side, vanilla, no caramel here, and more and more salt. Final of good length, very iodized, acidulated. Not much less freshness than in the Flotilla, less roundness, but more iodine and a little more powerful.

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    More fruity, more malty and more vanilla than the 2nd release, plus a bit more punch due to its higher ABV.
    • Nose
      Vanilla sugar, coconut, honey, marzipan, malt, citrus, kiwi, salt, earth and floral notes.
    • Taste
      Marzipan, vanilla, lime, liquorice, malt, apricots, hazelnut, coconut, white chocolate, berries, citrus and iodine.
    • Finish
      Almonds, nut oil, vanilla, lime and green apple.

  10. AlecM scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: vanilla and demerara sugar.

    Taste: slightly tart and fruity - apricots and peaches.

    Finish: trademark salt on the finish.

    Possibly my favourite OP from the ones I`ve tried.

  11. Furtia scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      79 79

  12. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A collectors item!

  13. mmaclean scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The nose is nice, vanilla, vibrant fruit. Taste, more vanilla, oily, butterscotch. Body, is well balanced and not to much alcohol. Finish is dry, subtle, then expands into something to remember. Not sure on the price and the container is typical OP.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. mmaclean scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Incredible story, had the chance to go let a friend taste the Tun 1401 #3 Balvenie and she in turn pulled this bottle out that I friend of hers brought to let her taste. It was a win win for everyone. Fantastic

  15. Collector57 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A NAS offering for TR only, but at 52% it's a little like a souped-up 12yo. I like this and the bottle, that I opened on 26 Sep when TH came to visit, is nearly empty. Personally I find a little water improves it.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and coconut immediately, and also very fruity. Exotic fruits behind the coconut - maybe some lime? Not as salty as I expect from Pulteney, but none the worse for that. Quite fragrant.
    • Taste
      Again the vanilla and coconut. Carries the nose through into the palate. Slightly oily I feel. Some toffee notes (English toffees). A little more of the brininess I expect on the palate than there was on the nose.
      After a while, the fruit comes through the coconut.
    • Finish
      Slightly dry, in nice contrast to the sweetness of the coconut on the palate. Quite a lasting finish that now begins to show some spice from the oak.

  16. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Formerly only available in travel retail this is a no-age-statement release from Old Pulteney that replaces the earlier WK209. They`ve called it "Isabella Fortuna" after the last drifter boat still in Wick harbour - if you stand at the top of the hill by the distillery you can almost see it. TWE

  17. Geisz did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Has anyone seen this bottling for sale on internet?


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