Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
glass print label with age statement in circle
Added on
13 Sep 2012 1:10 pm

Average value

€ 112,27

64 × in wishlist

681 × member ratings

2013 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 17-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.92 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2013]  I found this dram in a commercial advents calendar.  In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  I
    took no detailed notes and never bought a commercial advents calender

  4. 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

  5. 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 ...

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Pyromann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is good. Nice, heavier, full and nicely balanced whisky. Chocolate and fruity sweet.
    • Nose
      Butteriness, denser, slightly artificial sweetness - gummy bears, fruity ones. Fruits, sweetness, nuts. Nice.
    • Taste
      Dense, full, fleshy. Fruit, chocolate. The sweetness of chocolate and fruit dominates here. Combination with butter tones, again fruits, nuts.
    • Finish
      Rather shorter, buttery-malted for a moment roughly as if smoked.

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A fresh sea breeze. In addition beautiful wood notes. Citrus notes. Rather yellow fruits. Maybe something wax too.
    I like the malt really well.

  9. Vince' scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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


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