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Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
173
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
ex-Bourbon & ex-Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Glass Print Label
Barcode
5010509060547
Added on
22 Mar 2010 3:47 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 102.59

24 × in wishlist

173 × member ratings

406 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 17-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Compared to the 21er has the more oak. And looks a little less elegant and balanced. Nevertheless, the beautiful Old Pulteney freshness (fruits and maritime notes) is included. I really like it too. In comparison to the new 15er, he looks much older. At the 21er but he is not quite ran. For that he lacks a bit of complexity.

  2. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    He's fun. A very delicious whisky, beautiful strong oak notes and a strong maltiness creates a depth and complexity that is rounded off by the honey. Great
    • Nose
      Immediately there is malty sweetness in the room, some dark bread, citrus notes, some ginger, the oak is already in the nose, strong herbal notes, a little musty, honey, vanilla and caramel
    • Taste
      strong malty, caramel, honey, oak, some herbs and then it goes into the long finish
    • Finish
      The beautiful oak notes swing in the finish and in addition the malty and honoring notes again and again

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I find less sherry than I did in the 12 years and the 17 years have moved a few spots up the ladder, with more complexity, more maturity and just more quality.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The elder brother of 12, the same style, adjusted for age, added fortress and sherry barrels; minimalistic, but strong and recognizable base overgrown with additional sherry shades, acquired depth and power, and also kept quite an attractive price for whisky of this age and quality.
    • Nose
      Saturated, dense, mineral-lemonade, in the background notes of dried fruits and cream tones.
    • Taste
      Rich, spicy oak, orange peels, ginger, cream, fondant, toffee, light salty.
    • Finish
      Ginger-orange (crusts), warming, spicy, in the background - creamy notes.

  5. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    gentle aromas, very one-dimensional 80 out of 100 points
    • Nose
      soft smell, soft pear, summer cereals, some marzipan yes, there is not so much left
    • Taste
      in the beginning sweet bright yellow fruit apricot / pear pleasantly sweet, a little almond, more like a very mild good schnapps
    • Finish
      Medium, weak, sweet, bright fruit, boring

  7. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very bright, "sparkling" malt with a pleasant "maritime touch". / A few drops of H2O make the 17-year-old (in contrast to the 21-year-old Old Pulteney) in my opinion even more interesting.
    • Nose
      In the first impression very clear, intense, sherrytönig. (Reminds me of Glenfarclas 21y.)
    • Taste
      Very nice, sharper start. Not alcoholic, but chilli-ish. The second sip of oak is added. / With a few drops of water very flowery, the mixture of light and dark fruits becomes more intense. Nevertheless, pleasant chill in the mouth.
    • Finish
      An intense finish. In the end, actually a bit sourish apple. / With a little water, a gentle, medium-long finish convinces.

  8. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    He smells great, oak, without any irritation. The Spanish and American oak blend perfectly. Spicy, strong, a campfire whisky.

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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