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Old Pulteney 17-year-old

Overall rating
86.85/100
votes
560
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
glass print label with age statement in circle
Barcode
5010509060547
Added on
13 Sep 2012 1:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 105,49

65 × in wishlist

560 × member ratings

1649 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 17-year-old

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.85 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      First impression: fresh sea air mixes with fine oak wood notes, vanilla and a variety of juicy fruits. The basic maritime character is already surprisingly powerful in the nose. A salty sea breeze lays like a thin veil over the other flavors. The alcohol (46%) is not noticeable and very well integrated. On the fruity side, bright fruits dominate in the beginning: juicy apples, pears, peaches, melons, pineapple and grapefruit. After a few minutes, soft sherry notes reveal themselves: sweet, red fruits intensify and expand the multi-layered nose. A beautiful oak wood note with a slight spiciness is still pleasantly present. The maritime, fruity and slightly woody nose has a nice balance. I like it!
    • Taste
      Beautiful, oily mouthfeel, the onset is pleasantly sweet, with a slight pepperiness on the tip of the tongue. Plenty of vanilla, salty pastries, wax, delicate hints of honey, subtle floral notes, some chocolate and spicy oak I perceive. The light, partly tropical, fruits and the gentle sherry notes are also back, but not so strong: apples, citrus, coconuts, peaches, pineapple and red fruits give the malt a nice sweetness. The maritime veil with plenty of salt still lies above the various flavors. The oak notes are a bit spicy in the end and already leave a delicate dryness on the palate.
    • Finish
      Medium long, maritime and sweet and spicy. With a decent pinch of pepper on the sparkling tongue tip, the finish starts. The vanilla sweetness and bright fruits as well as sherry notes gradually fade. With chocolate, salty-maritime flavors and spicy notes of oak wood sounds the Old Pulteney. On the palate now remain a noticeable bitterness and a gentle dryness.

  2. mosesumike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This bottle is always on my shelf. That basically says everything. The PLV is ideal for those who value good craftsmanship. House whisky. PS. he needs time in the glass.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The first thought is: "walk by the sea". Then comes immediately a strikingly salty caramel profile. The nose is very restrained but who takes the time to find all the subtleties in it. Honeydew melon. Sweet and malty. Also exotic fruits, especially banana. Lime peels in lemon yogurt. Delicious !
    • Taste
      89 89
      He starts very fruity with dark pepper. He keeps what his nose promised. Now comes vanilla and lemons, followed by salty caramel. Almonds in honey jar seduce the palate. Even a candied apple is still going through. Very tasty.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long, he holds the salty peppery note and the caramel-like fruits. A very light woody dryness but combines very harmoniously the finale. I have to refill, no question.

  3. mosesumike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Rougher and edgier than the wonderful 21er, especially the strong bitterness on the finish you have to like. Overall a bit out of round and not very mature, but very original in character.
    • Nose
      fresh sea air, vanilla, sweet pastries, apples, pears, pineapple, melon, mango, lime, getting stronger, lemon peel, vineyard peach, very mild iodine swabs ... and another fruit, which I do not come but ... well , now: Quince!
    • Taste
      oily, sweet and peppery on the nose, vanilla and sweet pastries, a bit salty, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut, lemon, a lot of quince, vineyard peach, dark chocolate, pepper increases, lemon grass, Earl Gray tea
    • Finish
      bitter orange peel, the quince spreads, fresh, peppery, ginger, last vanilla and Campari bitterness, the mouth is a little stunned, then something else: coconut and bergamot ...

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: freshly sawn juicy wood, some dusty sawdust, wax, some malt, citrus notes, coconut a bit hidden in the second "row" of fruity sherry sweetness with peach, melons and orange notes - not so easy to find, but once you want them you can not "let go" - my dram is clouding already when Nosing;) is not filtered Taste: moderately sweet, vanilla extreme, no alcohol, delicate maritime notes, sensational - soft - mild - multi-layered yet mouth-filling oak with some mint on the palate, pepper, ginger, even more mint, all without burning - only flavors / taste, sweeter , it sounds like a slightly tingling oak finish, with the spicy tree juice reverberating on the tongue. Very elegant, fine-toned, wood notes dominate without bitterness.
    Conclusion: The malt is very special and hard to describe, I can not even explain why it had to be the big bottle, but it had to be :)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Vince' scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky, very fresh and vivid, complex on nose. Easy going, well balanced and overall tasty and pleasant, with obvious marine attributes: salt and seaweed. I've heard it's discontinued, what a pity! But still can be purchased for about a hundred euros
    • Nose
      Fresh, lemon zest, seaweed, green apples, wet grass, wood polish, bourbon notes, hint of vanilla, light hint of smoke, water opens buttery notes, honey and mint
    • Taste
      Peppery, oaky, hazelnuts, vanilla, sweet green pear, malt, touch of salt
    • Finish
      Medium-long, warm, mouthwatering, walnut, salty feeling

  8. Waykid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a nice compact one,nose and taste in par. Not immensely versatile but really well made.
    • Nose
      Marshmallow, vanilla, alittle bit of sweet chlorine, barley sugar, lemon, mint and taffy. It is quite nice to begin with and gets better with time, deepens, strengthens and rounds up. Really no smoke detectable to me.
    • Taste
      It really quite sweet, semi-smoky with mint, taffy and barley sugar. Pleasant and agreeable. The taste follows quite loyally the nose except for the smokiness which is really a bonus that fits well. Littlebit of sweet chlorine also here.
    • Finish
      Light, sweet and barleyed.

  9. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Until a Whiskybase technical issue is resolved:

    https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/71/topic/17413/newly-added-notes-only-showing-the-first-few-lines

    I am restricted to provide only a rating and a link to my reviews:

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/18/a-few-hours-in-glasgow-the-pot-still/

  10. Deloti scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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