Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Glas Print Label
Added on
16 Mar 2011 9:53 am

Average value

€ 274.99

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102 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 21-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. Albaron scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    A very nice whisky. Old and matured, this is clearly noticeable, the oak is clearly perceptible, but not unpleasant. Many interwoven flavors that flash and alternate again and again. Great, fun, that's how I understand complexity
    • Nose
      freshly poured: strong malty and black tea, a little later then malty, cane sugar, slightly musty, dry moldy wood, in between always a few solvents, a light citrus aroma, some menthol, but also prunes, a touch of coconut and bananas and again in between the forest honey
    • Taste
      The maltiness is also present immediately, as well as black tea and brown cane sugar, forest honey, but then also the moldy dry oak, slightly bitter, a little vermouth and a few herbs
    • Finish
      the vermouth and the herbs, as well as the oak remain, in addition to the malty and an orange note

  2. herby.usa scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Lots of wood, sour, sea breeze, honey, salt, granny smith (green apple), mint, vanilla, English fruit cake,

    Vanilla, slightly peppery, woody, creamy, spicy,

    Short, spicy, light chocolate,

  3. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 21.5, finish 22, balance 21.5

  4. Trishi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Classic boring bourbon whisky with a balance, but without raisin
    • Nose
      Bourbon: vanilla, dried apricots and ripe peach, lemonade, oak barrel
    • Taste
      Classic bourbon: vanilla, fudge, dried fruit compote, a bit of oak, honey, vanilla and caramel
    • Finish
      Medium short Continuation of taste: vanilla, dried apricots, a little oak

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Karl Hungus scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Nose: soft and round, oceanic, salty, light brine, oatmeal, dried apricots, some honey, hay. Taste: very oceanic, lots of salt and lots of brine, more honey, fresh apricot, hints of pear, light malt, farm field. Finish: very long and malty, warm oatmeal with honey, grasses, hints of chocolate. Comments: very good and very complex. It evolves nicely from nose through finish.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    good stuff for sure, but I prefer the 17yo
    • Nose
      rather sweet with tinned fruits like pears and mandarins. buttery - creamy touch, slightly salty and a sherry influence that does not suit this whisky. I´m missing a coastal and mineral side that I found in the 12er and the 17er.
    • Taste
      very fruity, sherry influence with dates and golden raisins. banana, pineapple. hints of nutmeg and ginger.
    • Finish
      long, slightly gingery

  9. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    He has a really strong maritime, salty note. Great. I have not had too many malts like that yet. This slightly sour / mineral, but balanced in itself. Something sweet that reminds me of fairground is also there. The flavors are all rather subtle, but I still like to keep my trunk clean, because the smell is just right. The taste is very mild. Again the maritime note is there. Reminiscent of salted peanuts ... The finish is a bit stormier and very own. I like it. There is this spice of the oak, which lingers beautifully, a little sweetness with honey and a few herbs are also there. Solid colleague. I like it.

  10. LukeFive scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note
    • Nose
      very soft, honey, white spices, very nuanced, caramel, icing sugar, vanilla,dry fruits, creme brulle, sea breeze ( soft), salty nougat, blonde tobbaco, complex
    • Taste
      soft , fruity, nougat, caramel, chocolate, complex
    • Finish
      Medium, full, lush, fresh, vanilla, tannins, slight savory background note


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