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Old Pulteney 1990 CA

Overall rating
89.21/100
votes
44
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 6:36 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 215.59

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Expert Junior mvangemert
92
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92
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga
91
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91
Expert Senior Silenos
91
Member Senior Vexer
90
Connoisseur Bishlouk
90
Expert Senior red71
90
Connoisseur thijs100
90
Expert Senior Toffie76
90
Member Senior digs
90
Expert Senior Defeatless
90
Expert Senior clay_shaper
90
Expert Junior tsmstoteler
90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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88
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88
Connoisseur Hvdree
88
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87
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87
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87
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87
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87
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86
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86
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83

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Tastingtags

9 Notes

Defeatless
Expert Senior Defeatless Review note
13 Sep 2017 10:46 pm
Defeatless gave this whisky 90 points

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.

Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
24 Jul 2016 10:36 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Une belle corbeille de fruits mûrs et juteux. De la pomme, de la poire, quelques gouttes de citron, de la banane verte, de la nectarine. Derrière cette multitude de fruits, une poussière très ténue de fruit sec.

Taste

Les fruits continuent d'affluer (citron, banane verte, abricot, pomme), mélangés à du sirop salé. Cette salinité prend de plus en plus d'ampleur le temps pendant lequel le whisky reste en bouche. La texture est huileuse sur la langue.

Finish

Moyenne. La salinité perdure, flanquée de pomme jaune sèche. Quelques épices douces viennent chatouiller le palais.

Comments

(note réalisée dans le cadre d'un face à face avec https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/82065/old-pulteney-1990-ca )

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
22 May 2016 9:26 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
89
Initial taste
87
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
88
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zormik
Expert Senior zormik Review note
17 Apr 2016 5:36 pm
zormik gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
89
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
25 Mar 2016 8:31 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
89
Jimjam
Expert Senior Jimjam Tasting note
24 Jul 2015 10:51 pm
Jimjam gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
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

Comments

Takes water well. A strong, characterful malt. The sweet, bitter and salt contrasts are interesting and work together. Grown-up and enjoyable!

I don't want to be a master. When I'm learning something, I'm in my element. - Chick Corea
thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
16 Jul 2015 3:54 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

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.

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pilgrim77
Specialist pilgrim77 Note
23 May 2015 10:36 pm
pilgrim77 gave this whisky 89 points

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.

DunBheagan
Member Senior DunBheagan Note
28 Mar 2015 1:35 pm

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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