Old Pulteney Row to the Pole

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
350 ml
Added on
12 Nov 2011 11:31 pm

Average value

€ 185.00

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22 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney Row to the Pole

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.60 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Lovely expression, a well made Old Pulteney which delivers all the right notes at the right time. 
    • Nose
      Initial sweetness, lots of sweet fruit, strong green apple notes followed by a delicious honey. Repeat nosing will bring out some softer maritime and coastal notes. More of a salted honey than full on sea air.

      Finish is creamy, little more salty than the nose and palate. Little heat on the finish, the wood spice carries on. Green apple peel note on the finish.
    • Taste
      Sweet on the tip with some fruity notes, creamy vanilla coats the mouth, some wood spice. Quite a lively palate considering only 40%.
    • Finish
      Finish is creamy, little more salty than the nose and palate. Little heat on the finish, the wood spice carries on. Apple peel carries on.

  2. ApricotOne scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. bull10298 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In celebration of explorer Jock Wishart?s successful ?Row to the Pole?
    expedition, Old Pulteney has released a commemorative edition of its
    Wick-distilled single malt. This variant has been matured in ex American and ex
    Spanish sherry casks, selected by distillery manager Malcolm Waring. It carries
    no- age-statement and just 3,000 35cl bottles are available. The nose boasts
    hay, eating apples, brine and even a suggestion of smoked fish. Spice, drinking
    chocolate and fresh fruit on the palate, with notable presence of medium-sweet
    sherry. Sweet and quite long in the finish, which features a final flourish of
    sea salt.



  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Lovely Pulteney, that
    remains soft and sweet thanks to the sherry influence. It is sold in 35cl half
    bottles for around 40 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is fresh and
      fruity with clear hints of freshly cut grass, white fruit and a sherry
      influence (think oranges), but with a wonderful smokiness and some brine. You
      will be transported to the coast. Smells a bit like raw mussels with whipped
      cream (wtf?). Nice balance. Good nose.
    • Taste
      Good mouthfeel. Immediately
      spicy and sweet with citrus fruit, milk chocolate, sultanas, wonderfully
      balanced by the salty edge that also offers some woodsmoke. Good stuff.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather
      long, starts off sweet, but ends in a big briny note.

  5. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Gavin D Smith for Whisky AdvocateExplorer

    Jock Wishart`s successful `Row to the Pole` expedition is celebrated

    with this 3,000 bottle commemorative edition matured in ex-American and

    ex-Spanish oak sherry casks selected by distillery manager Malcolm

    Waring. New-mown grass, ripe apples, brine, and a whiff of Arbroath

    smokies on the nose. Citrus fruit, spices and milk chocolate on the

    palate, with sherry lending gravitas. The finish is sweet, full, and

    lengthy, with brine returning at the last. 86 Points

  6. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A limited half bottle edition of Old Pulteney created specially to
    celebrate their Row to The Pole team, who rowed to the magnetic North
    Pole in 2011 - the first group to ever do so. A traditional Pulteney
    dram, with sea air and citrus, packaged in a small sail cloth bag.


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