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Old Pulteney 17-year-old

Overall rating 114 votes 86.69
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 10:31 pm by Ras Mazunga
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

249 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

32 Notes

RR60
Member Senior RR60 Review note
12 Dec 2017 4:36 pm
RR60 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
89
MadScientist
Connoisseur MadScientist Review note
11 Nov 2017 7:02 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
86
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
11 Nov 2017 4:54 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 86 points

A little bit too sweet for my taste.

Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
87
Butei
Member Senior Butei Note
11 Mar 2017 1:31 am
Butei gave this whisky 86 points

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

Slainte Mhath
paulmalt
Member Senior paulmalt Tasting note
10 Oct 2016 12:22 am
paulmalt gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

I prefer the nose to the taste, where I wish the salty side was a little more in the background.

Glennie
Expert Senior Glennie Review note
14 Sep 2016 9:40 pm
Glennie gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
85
ahroeen
Member Senior ahroeen Review note
11 Sep 2016 10:06 pm
ahroeen gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
Alcohol can be a good friend, but a bad master. - Christopher Hitchens
pianoman
Expert Senior pianoman Tasting note
02 Jul 2016 4:24 pm
pianoman gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Fruchtig. Reife süße Äpfel und Pflaumen. Etwas nasses Holz. Kerzenwachs.

Taste

Ölig und fruchtig. Etwas Pfirsich, Honig, süßes Malz. Ein wenig Wachs und ausgebrannte Eiche.

Finish
Comments
Palindrome
Member Senior Palindrome Note
14 May 2016 9:05 am

I find very little about this whisky to recommend it. Ralfy completely overrated it. At best, it is tolerable. When it comes to Old Pulteney, I gravitate toward near-cask strength independent bottlings. As for the new trend towards NAS releases, bah humbug. Yes, the first few batches of each NAS release will be fairly good to win a loyal customer base, but after that, look out. My rating for the OP 17 is 85. I'm too tired to do tasting notes right now. But my latest bottle is three quarters empty. I found the OP21 to be a bit too sweet back when it was rated so highly. Now, I hear it's not as good as it was. I much prefer the GM 21. It had much more character than the OB21.

LukeFive
Expert Senior LukeFive Tasting note
11 May 2016 11:46 pm
LukeFive gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

light, soft, dusting sugar, light fruits, sea breeze, the savory note ballancing the sweet one.

Taste

soft, light , fruity, clean, fresh, honey, savory, maritime ( background) white chocolate

Finish

soft, fading on icy sugar, white chocolate, white pepper

Comments

Single dram note

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