Old Pulteney WK 499 Isabella Fortuna

Overall rating
82.14/100
votes
100
Whiskybase ID
WB25841
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail only
Bottled
2011
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010509060103
Added on
11 oct 2011 2:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 51.74

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100 × member ratings

259 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney WK 499 Isabella Fortuna

23 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.14 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose and taste are pretty okay, not big but nice. But finish disappoints, as a lot of aroma's and flavour get lost.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Hay, grassy. Fruity as well, apples. Some vanilla and honey, and later on some pineapple too.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pretty strong, tickling, grassy, pineapple. Chocolate. Sweet, vanilla. Later on it is getting a little bitter, grapefruit. Also some earthy tones.
    • Finish
      80 80
      A bit disappointing suddenly; pretty short, flat, somelike bitter, grapefruit. Just a little bit tickling still.

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  3. Abadon05 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The taste he likes me, but the nose is very restrained.
    He definitely needs a lot of time (30-60 minutes), then he gets much better.
    • Nose
      73 73
      Honey, light salt, lemon.
      With a deeper nose, alcohol notes are also heard. There is also something mineral, goes slightly towards wood, vanilla and coconut.
      Overall, but very restrained, uncomplex and weak.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, much more light honey and fresh wood. Then a spice is added. He stays nice and sweet. Minimal salty notes with lemon.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short to medium, with a dry finish. Slightly spicy or bitter. Lemon and salt remain. Add some vanilla and wood. With some milk chocolate.

  4. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Comes in a Liter bottle. It's a NAS Whisky, but it's good value for the money spent.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral notes, Citrus, Peach, Tangerine, Pear, Vanilla, Anise. Beautiful nose. Refreshing, this is definitely a whisky for the summer.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Alcohol, quite sharp on the tongue. Salty, bitter, not very sweet. Also some oakwood.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Dry, some bitterness, Citrus, Salt. The taste and the finish cannot continue the the good impression that the nose made.

  5. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very drinkable, nice refreshing, nice mix even if he would have tolerated 2-3 years more safely.
    • Nose
      A little weak on the chest, but has nice notes of fresh pear and green apple, some pineapple, light honey and vanilla, white chocolate, some toffee, some Esthernoten, light malt, some salt
    • Taste
      Surprisingly grassy, ​​but at the same time sweet, cotton candy, pear syrup, green apple, light malt and vanilla, white chocolate, a few coconut flakes, some apricot and butter biscuits, young, sharp oak in between, but still in the frame
    • Finish
      Here more of the bright malt, the young oak in particular, a few Esthernoten, pear brandy, medium long

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    at that price this is more than a decent dram
    86/100
    • Nose
      fresh on apples and pears, hints of tangerines. a little vanilla and custard pie. coarse and hints of honey, hay.
      not great but pleasant so far.
    • Taste
      grassy and fruity, a little floral. apples and danish pastry with a little vanilla and a few hazelnuts. a little sharp and youngish though there is even some oak invovlved.
    • Finish
      long but a little narrow, very fresh and clean

  9. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is such a chocolate cake with a little cinnamon and slices of lemon on the surface - it's not bad, but it's not even exhausting
    • Nose
      Outstanding sweet smell - brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, gingerbread, lemon, malt
    • Taste
      Taste once again dessert sweet and at the same time spicy (at least at the beginning) - vanilla, sweet biscuits, nougat, woodiness, at the end of the flashing citrus fruit
    • Finish
      In the finish, woodiness, caramel and a little spice - surprisingly, they feel mint

  10. Lars93 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. malthead-sven scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    Makes a spicy and unusually "thick" impression in the mouth, but unfortunately can not score with me
    • Nose
      At first restrained, lemony, young, fruit flavors I find not otherwise, but associations of coast and port, a trace of smoke
    • Taste
      unusually creamy, strong spiciness, alcohol is noticeable but not unpleasant
    • Finish
      warm-spicy, some tingling remains in the mouth, but the length leaves something to be desired

  12. Falnor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Great daily dram. Fresh and salty a typically pulteney, perhaps a bit young. great value especially for the price.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  13. puusj scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Tasty light whisky, after 10 minutes you taste mandarins.

  14. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a beautiful, typical (1st-fill?) - Bourbon barrel whisky for coconut lovers and a nice example of association and imagination of flavors - Is there really salt? Or am I just imagining it, because Old Pulteney often reads about it? Would I find it blind? No idea. ;-)
    • Nose
      fresh-fruity (apple, pear, lemon), slightly sweet, vanilla,! coconut !, the freshness could easily be associated with salt, after a while a little sweeter, applesauce, light roasted aromas
    • Taste
      crispy-sweet, coconut biscuits, vanilla, honey, roasted sugar, a little bit of spice, which causes a fresh kick and presumably the often-read salt association
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, spicy, liquorice, pepper (and salt? ;-))

  15. notesofmalt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Old Pulteney WK499 Isabella Fortuna, Second Edition, Original Bottling, 46% alc.
    Region: Highlands, Scotland

    Nose: Fresh and with a nice fruity onset. Immediately, the vanilla falls on, joined by coconut. This is followed by a porridge of apples, pears and citrus fruits. After malty impacts come the typical for Pulteney salt notes.
    ...
    Palate: Strong, significantly heavier than the nose announces. First come the fruit note, especially creamy coconut cream. Behind it lightly pungent lemon and sea salt. Pleasant interplay, albeit unusual.

    Finish: Dry and bitter with salty maritime notes, intense and medium in tone.

    Conclusion: Beautiful dram, the nose does not quite fit the rest. The mild aromas of the nose come with a force on the palate ... Since I like the salty sea breeze, the malt still finds a permanent place in my home bar.

    81/100 points (tasted 2014, about 50,00 € for the liter bottle) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  16. Cipidos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  17. Jon83 scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

    Not a bad young malt
    • Nose
      Vanilla, rhubarb and custard boiled sweets and apples
    • Taste
      Boiled sweets again, spicy and slight vanilla
    • Finish
      Salt, vanilla and pepper

  18. TANIL scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Tastes and smells pretty undermatured, unfortunately.

  19. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: malty, citrus, fudge, marzipan, vanilla apple, honey, nuts - almond paste and cinnamon
    T: soft bourbon fruits, pepper, egg yoke, nuts - hazelnut and lemon
    F: some wood, malty, nuts, nutmeg and vanilla
    blind tasting with Kay

  20. KayMeertens scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N: Marzipan, vanilla, floral notes, green apple, citrus, hazelnut, caramel, malt, honey and some sea salt.
    T: Apple, roasted almond, hazelnut, brown sugar, 7up-ish lime, liquorice, vanilla, banana and oaky spice, with a salty edge.
    F: Stronger liquorice and salt, which I don't often find in a non-peated malt and which is a trade mark of Old Pulteney for me. Also vanilla, malt, almond, hazelnut, lime, caramel and very light smoke.
    More oily and more floral than the first release. Bought a bottle of this one because I liked the first release, but the difference in quality between them is quite big.

  21. d1scostu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  22. Edwin de Lange did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  23. Furtia scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      77 77

  24. m884 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Brine, peat, alcohol, bitter herbs

    Mouth: Anise, sugar water

    Finish: herbs, sweetness with a depth, some oak

    Comment: the finish is rather good and complex, nose is eh

  25. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    An exclusive and limited edition of Old Pulteney that actually only made available to travelers in locations such as Schiphol.
    • Nose
      Soft aromas of burnt sugar, sweet coconut and a kingdom scale of fruits like green apples, tangerines and banana with notes of creamy toffee and citrus
    • Taste
      Pleasant and slightly sweet taste with subtle notes of vanilla and spices
    • Finish
      Warm and bright finish

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