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Overall rating
86.86/100
votes
148
Whiskybase ID
WB67788
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
glass print label with age statement in circle
Bottle code
L15/081 R15/5097
Barcode
5010509060547
Added on
11 May 2015 10:05 pm by Ras Mazunga
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 100.72

21 × in wishlist

148 × member ratings

311 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 17-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.86 points

  1. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

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

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, sweet-salty, citruses, cotton candy, vanilla baked goods with icing sugar, very fresh, sea air, flowery meadow, very light minerality, stone chips. Over time, tones of salted caramel, raisins, dried fruit compote, and dried fish tones are added. A very comprehensive vanilla scent with sea and salt elements.

    Taste: ginger speck, delicate spices, dried fruits: apples, pears, dark raisins, distinct salt on the tongue, mineral water, light bitterness of citrus zest, sweet lemonade.

    Finish: longer than average, spices, not sweet stewed fruit, minerals, salt, zest. Basically repeats the taste, rather delicate, but at the same time remains for a long time.

    Rating: 89

    Bottom line: a wonderful pastry-sea malt, a lot of vanilla, sweets, pastries and all this is balanced by freshness and sea salty notes. The sherry influence is very veiled, but also adds complexity with light dried fruit hints.

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. praisethepasta scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This was love at first dram and it quickly became one of my favorite sub € 100 whiskies. As my last bottle is nearing empty, I'm on the look out for a replacement while they're still around. They are being discontinued in 2017-2018, sadly...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. praisethepasta scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful, soft and a bit delicate whisky that needs just a bit of water to reach its full potential, resulting in a great harmonious balance of flavours. 89 -90 points
    • Nose
      An intriguing combination of salty tones, stewed apples and melon. After adding water the salty notes dominate some more, but I picked up  lovely elements  of apple cake, almonds, walnut and hazelnuts. Very promising
    • Taste
      In the arrival the nose continues, with some nut oil joining the party. A party that only just starts after adding  water (and another 15 - 20 minutes of your patience): such a rich, well balanced combo of taste and flavours while at the same time being delicate in the way it presents itself. Everything just starts to blossom now. The balance between the salty and sweet notes is accompanied by some marzipan and almonds, all coated in a velvety texture which dances in your mouth.
    • Finish
      medium long, a bit sticky with licorice (the chewing wood kind). With water it becomes less sticky but it lasts longer, with some oily notes (nut oil and a bit syrupy).

  6. RR60 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  7. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A little bit too sweet for my taste.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Butei scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Excellent whisky, even better for this price. For me it is a bit too sweet, but still I do love it.

  10. paulmalt scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    I prefer the nose to the taste, where I wish the salty side was a little more in the background.
    • Nose
      sweet & sour strawberries, little bit coastal/salt, herbs, light flower honey, little bit of grappa
    • Taste
      In your mouth and when you swallow: honey, banana, pineapple/peach mix, floral, bit coastal. After swallowing the salty side grows with the sweetness hanging in.
    • Finish
      sweetness fading away before the salt.

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