Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2007 10:11 pm

Average value

€ 281.64

28 × in wishlist

82 × member ratings

159 × in collection

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

  1. VWWW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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!

  2. Lucas Falchero scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A good whisky. Good QP report
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long enough. A bit of tar, but still delicate.

  3. EarlMobile scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. bull10298 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.



  5. Ganga scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Technically 375 ml  Great whisky
    • Nose
      very maritime.  sea air, malty
    • Taste
      tropical fruits, dough, rocks soaked in the sea
    • Finish
      moderate length, lots of sea salt, malt and fruits

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The nose was
    absolutely fabulous, the palate more than oaky and nicely balanced. Around 75 EUR.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      In the zesty finish,
      besides the smoke, the oak also shows itself again.

  7. Alex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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....

    • Nose
      Intense fruity, mainly on pears. Ripe apples soaked in rum. Sweet. Also floral notes. Later some anise. Spicy (chili pepper). Superb nose.
    • Taste
      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).
    • Finish
      Long, half sweet, half dry, very warming and spicy (the chili pepper and the anise again). Clean style.

  8. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Soft aromas that are full of wax and vanilla with hints of pear and apricot and even light tones of grass. Very pleasant combination.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Relatively long finish with hints of chocolate and spices

  9. MacMenM scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    absolute cracker
    • Nose
      perfumed almond milk, raisins and a bit of Belgian milk chocolate, some citrus
    • Taste
      Silky,caressing. The same luscious combination of fruit with additional spices.
    • Finish
      gingery, with a delicious nutty at the end, a lot of spices

  10. Junior scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Place: Hulshout Water Supply
    • Nose

      salty sea-breeze, ripe fruit, citrus hints, apples & pears
    • Taste
      flowers, honey, vanilla, some sour notes
    • Finish

      long, sweet, with some nice spiciness


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