Old Pulteney Noss Head

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Lighthouse series
Bourbon Casks
46.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L13 105 R13/5074
Added on
21 Aug 2013 9:58 am

Average value

€ 42.88

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney Noss Head

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.08 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, vanilla, salt, lemon and vanilla, then back woody!
    In the mouth, iodine with vanilla, then broken wood and yellow-white fruits, a little exotic!
    In the end, average on fruits, wood, mild but pronounced spices, and quite long on iodine, salt !!
    A characteristic dram of the distillery!
    • Nose
      simple, almost too flat with salt at first, then a little bit of ciron and vanilla, malt back with damp wood and iodine.

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: thick malt, citrus, lemon, lime, vanilla, banana, pickle, oak bark, mint, sea spray broken on the stone on a hot day, iodine, very delicate smoke pulling from a distant fire.
    Taste: bright, hot-ginger, malt, vanilla, muffins, salt, honey, fresh mint, a bitter bitterness, some tropical fruits in the background.
    Finish: fading spiciness, sweet citrus, vanilla, malt sweetness, medium length.
    Rating: 86
    Bottom line: a perfectly made NAS, I liked even a little more than the base 12, with its richness, although its taste is slightly simpler. Distillery which I recently discovered for myself and which struck me with its distinctly sea character against the background of sweetness!
    A few days ago I read the unpleasant news that the Old Pulteney is being stopped from releasing 17 and 21 summer releases, and I haven’t even reached them yet ... (

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet barley, vanilla, apples, coconut
    • Taste
      Young, sweet, vanilla, porridge
    • Finish
      Medium long, grassy, oaky

  6. domani scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Very alcoholic note; but not much to discover - 23.12.2014
    • Nose
      Solvent, a little vanilla, maybe a little coconut, pear, lemon
    • Taste
      Flowery, spicy, peppery
    • Finish

  7. Hane*92 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. HunterRomario scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It's such a cool, basic single malt. I tasted twice blindly, and thirdly, aware of what I was drowning. In the notes I have a tip like BenRiach 12 yo. Nethar then launched our joint tasting on Balblair 2000, and there was a similar look there. Impressions during the tasting were still the same from this whisky. For megavzorek with a volume of 1 deci thank you very much to Peter.
    • Nose
      Lighter style. Malt vanilla, fruity (probably apples), and occasionally some kind of woody dullness. (82 b)
    • Taste
      The more eloquent (strength 46), vanilla, with chocolate and slightly spicy. Then wood and a little bit of bitterness. (82 b)

  9. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a straightforward ex-Bourbon barrel whisky without frills easy drinking without the special draft he offers what one expects
    • Nose
      salty lemon
      yes, the sea is near
      a little vanilla and coconut
      light and fresh
    • Taste
      a dry sweetie
      some barrel (coconut and cocoa)
      peppery fruit and distant sea
    • Finish
      rather short, peppery-fruity


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