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Overall rating
89.20/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1990
Bottled
01.2015
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
198
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2015 6:24 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 350,00

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53 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1990 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.20 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The old IB OP is rare, and the sweet-salty distillery character is nice here too!
    • Nose
      Vanilla, apple and banana, honey, citruses, earl gray tea and salted caramel.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Sweet and salty. Oak, vanilla, honey, pineapple and chili.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet. Vanilla ice cream with a bit of citruses.

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Very nice and rich nose. It comes with fruit, ripe plums, hint of banana and an apple. But it is all covered in caramel cream. Very nice nose.

    Taste:
    Oooooomph! this is very OP! thick, sweet and salty, chocolate. after a while there is some wood and fresh cutted leaves.

    Body:
    Full, fat and oily!

    Finish:
    Long. Again very OP. A tad salt over a lot of bourbon influences. Not very tannic which is a pre! There is loads of caramel in there and some creamy vanilla icecream.

    Price:
    Don' t know this was a sample given by a friend

    Presentation:
    Don' t know this was a sample.

    Comments:
    I added 3ml of water on a 30ml pour and made it perfect.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    (note made in the context of a face to face with https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/82065/old-pulteney-1990-ca )
    • Nose
      A beautiful basket of ripe and juicy fruit. Apple, pear, a few drops of lemon, green banana, nectarine. Behind this multitude of fruits, a very fine dust of dry fruit.
    • Taste
      The fruits continue to flow (lemon, green banana, apricot, apple), mixed with salty syrup. This salinity becomes more and more important the time during which the whisky remains in the mouth. The texture is oily on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Average. The salinity persists, flanked by dry yellow apple. Some sweet spices come to tickle the palate.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Jimjam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Takes water well. A strong, characterful malt. The sweet, bitter and salt contrasts are interesting and work together. Grown-up and enjoyable!
    • Nose
      Comes on like a Lowlander: hay, grasses, light honey, then vanilla, background acetone. Lemon icing. Sponge cake. A growing, herbal complexity. Bergamot? Class nose.
    • Taste
      Honey, vanilla, with a slightly bitter vermouth edge that works well. Increasingly dry and salt
    • Finish
      More complex herb notes. Salty, bitter edge with honey

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Phew, I wish Cadenhead would release more of their 1990 stock of Old Pulteney. They've released quite a few in the past, so I'm willing to bet they have some more neatly stored away.
    • Nose
      Velvety smooth with lovely creamy vanilla. Freshly cut green apples, stewed pear and a hint of mango and strawberry. The trademark saltiness is here, along with some grassy aromas.
    • Taste
      Creamy vanilla again, with apples, pineapple, crème brûlée and macademia nuts. It ends on a strong chili pepper note.
    • Finish
      Warming and creamy with citrus and pineapple.

  9. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Cracking nose, with plenty of ripe fruits (strawberries, pears, apples and citrus fruits) encased in rich clotted cream. And yet, the trademark coastal nose (fresh, salty sea air) I associate with Pulteney still manages to make its presence felt, especially after addition of a couple of drops of water. Hints of vanilla, creme brûlée, hazelnuts, old leather and something faintly herbal also linger in the background. Creamy notes with sweet vanilla initially coat the palate, with lively chilli and pepper notes coming through later (perhaps lacking ever so slightly in complexity), leading to a long, warming and creamy finish. Great cask selection (yet again!) from Cadenhead.

  10. DunBheagan did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nose:
    Candy floss
    bubblegum
    hard candy
    thick oily pear juice
    vanilla cream
    light spearmint
    banana ice cream
    herbal traces

    Taste:
    juicy like a mango pineapple smoothie

    Conclusion:
    mmmmmmmhh, dangerously delicious at cask strength

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