Old Pulteney 1990

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Bottled at the Distillery
Stated Age
19 years old
Bourbon Cask
57.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Mar 2010 1:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

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17 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1990

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.80 points

  1. Abadon05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Quite atypical and an interesting idea with the maturation in a Laphroaig barrel. However, I had expected more smoke.
    You can drink without or with very little water without any problems. Quite changeable and complex. The finish is a bit short, otherwise it would have cracked the 90+.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Honeydew melon, minimal smoky notes (I would have expected a lot more), minimal mustiness, honey, lemon, a little salt. The mustiness in particular is unusual.
      Over time, the smoke and the mustyness disappear, blood orange is added instead. This blood orange note becomes even stronger with water.
      You can hardly feel the alcohol.
      Quite interesting and not complex.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Hui. Interesting. Wax notes are spreading. A great sweetness in combination with salt, honey. some grain, the alcohol can only be heard with a tingling.
      A bit atypical here too. There is nothing left of the smoke.
      With water, the blood orange goes more towards the tangerine and it becomes milder.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Spicy, dry, but there is still some sweetness.
      Medium length finish. Lemon, but not sour. In addition minimal smoke, some grain and honey. Light fruits, some wax is still there.
      The finish becomes a little fruity and lively with water.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Some peat smoke, maritime notes, honey, citrus, coconut, vanilla
    • Taste
      Some smoke, dry, herbs, tea, spicy (ginger, pepper), liquorice, coconut, honey
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, herbs, salty

  3. DB1965 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good drinkable whisky. However, not too complex
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. dicembre29 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Old Pulteney 19 yo 1990 (57,4%, OB 2010,
    cask #5253, distillery only)

    Nose: an elegant combination of maritime notes (sea air, salt flakes, wet beach) and honeyed citrus. It balances between dry aromas (manzanilla style) and a sweet, lovely fruitiness with hints of coconut. I also get some vanilla cake and whiffs of freshly sawn wood. A great combination really. Little or no signs of peat. Mouth: powerful attack, very dry and a little earthy now with notes of herbal tea. Quite some spicy notes (ginger, liquorice). A minimal fruity side (coconut and honey). Quite bitter. Definitely hints of peat now. Water rounds it off and makes it sweeter. Finish: dry and herbal with a salty edge. Medium long.

    A dry and maritime malt – recommended if you like Manzanilla sherry, I’d say. Not very complex but it harmonizes nicely and has plenty of character. Around € 90.

    Score: 86/100





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