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Overall rating
91.33/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Vintage
07.1977
Bottled
07.2005
Stated Age
28 years old
Casknumber
3075
Number of bottles
216
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jun 2011 4:05 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1977 DT

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.33 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2018]  I had this dram before and I remember I was flabbergasted by its quality but unfortunately I do not remember why.  What a great reason to open bottle no. 10 that I bought for 70 Euro (really!) in October, 2005...

    The colour is old gold and the texture shows many small tears that do not move at all and slowly consolidate into a fat sticky ring at the top of the glass.  Some slow legs appear very late.  The nose offers these great maritime coastal aromas (iodine, salt, seaweed) Pulteney is famous for and that I really enjoy.  It is like walking on a north scottish beach in winter time and taking deep breathes of the clear sea breeze.  Some shy fruits (green apples) and lots of herbs (peppermint, eucalyptus) join in together with a spicy woodiness.  All balanced and in perfect harmony.  The initial mouthfeel is exactly as the great oiliness promised:  instantly mouth coating and warming with slight peppery moments (remember it is 57,7% abv).  I like that!  The taste is even better:  Layer on layer of barley sugary flavours are complemented by herbs (peppermint, eucalyptus, camphor) and spices (salt, white pepper, nutmegs, horseraddish) and liquorice and some oriental fruits (figs and the like).  All in a perfect wooden framework and not a single flavour that dominate any other.  One to explore for hours (until you get drunk) with a lot of "oompf" and boldness.  The finish is very, very long and vanishes nicely in several waves.  It is saltier than the taste what is funny as scientists have never found any salt (NaCl) in any whisky.  So where does the salty taste come from?  No one can really tell but it is a great taste for my buds!

    Water opens up this dram and turns it more approachable (sweeter, smoother) both in the nose and on the palate - but to be honest I like the raw power of the neat dram best.  Nevertheless I recommend to play a little with water as the profile changes nicely and it is very interesting to follow that.  Wow, what a great dram and now I know why I was flabbergasted 12 years ago.  This is Pulteney at its best!
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  2. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Sample supplied by hs305.

    Noise; Old honey with menthol and very salty with a very slight alcoholic burn.

    Palate; Wow! What a wallop; briny, thick old slightly rancid honey, old musty barley with sea salt and more.

    Finish; Medium but with a punch of intense flavours.

    This is a big scotch with big impact that requires a lot more time with. Sampling this is just not enough to really be able to dig deep on this one. 
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  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with a little water.
    Nice & fresh on the nose full of white fruits, fruit gums and sponge cake.
    Really vibrant palate , massive blast of white pepper & peat, bitter green apple.
    It then seems to increase in sweetness, sort of takes off with a long finish to boot.
    Great stuff
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    • Taste
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    • Finish
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  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. ARDBERG scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I can relate to hs305, except for the nose and body that I thought were a tad better with the 28yo compared to the 26yo but overall, the 26yo comes out slightly on top for me as well.

    Thank you for the sample!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

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