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Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB140455
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
27.05.2008
Bottled
15.05.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
800018
Number of bottles
236
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944103409
Added on
10 Oct 2019 4:23 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.08

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 2008 vW

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.17 points

  1. AntTuur scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    A wonderful "old school" whisky that really holds together. A good maturation combined to a good distillate bottled in cask strenght with no filtration or colouring. This one hit my tastebuds very well.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Vanilla sweetness, white currant, winegums, malt, heaps of malt, brine, candlewax, slightly honeyed, dirty in a good way. Reminds me very much of a Clynelish.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very very malty, briny, sweet, vanilla, oily, thick, cocoa powder, mouthfilling, salty fudge.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Dried hay in the aftertaste with a sweet note going on and on and on...

      Wow! This one I really like! With all that vanilla, saltiness, oiliness and wax playing around in a very good balance and the aftertaste that lasts forever. A mighty fine Old Pultney and would I dare to say a blast from the past!

  2. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A strong ex-bourbon barrel of 10 years. In addition to the typical Pulteney salt notes, some sulfur and strong herbal aromas are in the foreground. The grape fruit plays second fiddle. The finish is intense, but at most medium-long.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very malty, salty, dirty, slightly sulphurous. The 58.6% are also quite noticeable. By no means uncomfortable, but also not for the faint of heart.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Holla, the forest fairy, there are again a lot of intense almost 59%! Strongly tingling, the seasoning with salt, intense herbs and also a little sulfur dominates the mouth. In addition, a pleasant ex-bourbon barrel grape sweetness that balances out the flavor well. Again, nothing for the faint of heart; undoubtedly a pleasure for cask strength lovers of maritime malts.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is dominated by spice and a little sulfur, strong and at most medium-long.

  3. McMoulis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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