- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 03 Sep 2007 10:11 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 17-year-old
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points
- Bold and coastal, far more character than the 12y old, less subtle than the 21y old. This is the way i like Old Pulteney the best!
- A good whisky. Good QP report
From the outset, we are on citrus fruits, especially orange. A little fresh corn. Apricot. Hazelnuts The nose is very interesting, rich, but a bit alcoholic.
Much less interesting than the nose, for my taste. More bitter and green-wood. A little almond, which gives a rather oily texture. Rather salty and spicy.
Long enough. A bit of tar, but still delicate.
- Delicious maritime whisky. Tastes well balanced to the sea with a lot of tingling salt. Then a little sweetness and spice, which in my opinion is a bit smoky.
- An older, un-chill-filtered and un-coloured expression of ?The Genuine Maritime
Malt.? It offers a lighter, more perfumed nose than the 12-year-old, though with
time, fruit and slightly oaky notes develop. Full bodied, with barley and
vanilla predominating, though spices follow through. The finish is long, drying
and slightly minty. Like its younger sibling, an extremely attractive and
eminently drinkable whisky.
- Technically 375 ml Great whisky
very maritime. sea air, malty
tropical fruits, dough, rocks soaked in the sea
moderate length, lots of sea salt, malt and fruits
- The nose was
absolutely fabulous, the palate more than oaky and nicely balanced. Around 75 EUR.
On the nose, it is a
lot sweeter with loads of fruit: Pink Ladies (the apples, I mean), pear, peach,
dried apricots and even some green banana. The coastal character is there, but
has to share the stage with the fruit. A bit salty and quite mineral. Flints. Some heather,
even. Then quite some vanilla and a whiff of smoke. This is very nice.
It is nice and round
on the palate, with everything sweet in the front. Somewhat zesty, too. Quickly
becomes very spicy: pepper, ginger, cinnamon and some cloves. Nice smoke. Heart
In the zesty finish,
besides the smoke, the oak also shows itself again.
- This one is bottled in 2006. My favorite Old Pulteney so far. Reminds me a lot of the old Glenmorangie 15 year old (matured solely in ex bourbon casks), much the same profile and of same quality.
Previous 2 bottles of same year I had on 92 points, today rather 90 points (miss the strong pear taste). Well, i don't change my overall score of 92 points, as it is always a matter of mood....
Intense fruity, mainly on pears. Ripe apples soaked in rum. Sweet. Also floral notes. Later some anise. Spicy (chili pepper). Superb nose.
Oily and compact mouthfeel.
Still very fruity, now more on ripe yellow apples. Good body. Vibrant - tickles the tongue. Nice sweetness. Some biscuits. Well balanced with the spices from the oak (mainly black pepper).
Long, half sweet, half dry, very warming and spicy (the chili pepper and the anise again). Clean style.
Soft aromas that are full of wax and vanilla with hints of pear and apricot and even light tones of grass. Very pleasant combination.
Full and oily character with lots of fruity flavors and clear presence of vanilla, oak and honey with hints of herbs, pineapple and mint. Beautifully balanced.
Relatively long finish with hints of chocolate and spices
- absolute cracker
perfumed almond milk, raisins and a bit of Belgian milk chocolate, some citrus
Silky,caressing. The same luscious combination of fruit with additional spices.
gingery, with a delicious nutty at the end, a lot of spices
- Place: Hulshout Water Supply
salty sea-breeze, ripe fruit, citrus hints, apples & pears
flowers, honey, vanilla, some sour notes
long, sweet, with some nice spiciness