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Old Pulteney 1997

Overall rating
88.73/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ambassador's Single Cask
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2015
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
1085
Number of bottles
260
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Allt om whisky
Added on
03 Oct 2015 1:11 pm by drdave
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137.90

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1997

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.73 points

  1. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Probably the best Pulteney I have ever tasted. Incredible complexity
    Rating interval 89-93.
    • Nose
      Floral, a bouquet of flowers straight up the nose, jasmine in particular but maybe also a little lilac? A light scent of soap, not in a bad sense, vanilla rock, custard, a fruit basket containing apple, pear and clementine and some subtle licorice notes. The sweetness is clear where icing sugar meets light honey.
    • Taste
      Very powerful on the arrival, loads of flavor, vanilla and floral notes from the nose persists. Vanilla with pear develops when rolling it around the tongue and coating the palate. Flowers again, pepper, pineapple popsicle, table salt, baked apples, more pear. Flavors appear in different peaks separated by a few seconds in time, layer by layer, exactly as I define complexity.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length with black pepper, granulated sugar, juicy golden delicious apples and black bitter tea.

  2. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:Old Pulteney 1997/2015 ‘Ambassador’s Cask’ (53.4%, OB, selected by Frida Birkehede and David Tjeder for Allt Om Whisky, cask #1085, 260 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: ‘what a difference an age makes…’ Of course it’s not the number that’ll make any whisky better, but age will, and this is proof indeed. It’s not that this baby’s bursting with aromas, but it’s much more complex, more subtle than the humble Lighthouses. For example, I find aniseed and fennel, some iodine, fresh apricots, delicate whiffs of eucalyptus, a vanilla that’s vanilla (not simply vanillin), a touch of crème de menthe… I’m really fond of this freshness. With water: doesn’t change much. Perhaps does the barley come more to the front. Also fresh almonds. Mouth (neat): indeed, this is another planet. Burst with citrus and other tropical fruits, while some bitter herbs keep it kind of earthy. Fernet Branca? Salt and limejuice, you could do a nice kind of margarita out of this. Creamy mouth feel. With water: fresh barley goodness, squeezed oranges, and always a touch of salt. Finish: medium, very fresh, fruity, with the usual touch of salt. Comments: more of this and less of that, please. I know, easy to say ;-)… SGP:651 - 88 points.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Yes! This is why I love Pulteney. I absolutely adore this whisky. 
    • Nose
      As almost always with Pulteney, the nose is velvety smooth and somewhat waxy, albeit it a bit subdued at first. Freshly cut green apples, with touches of wet grass and green tea. Also cookie dough. Finally citrus fruit, with mainly lemon and a hint of grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Trademark Pulteney. Creamy and super smooth, no water needed. Some vanilla, but also ginger and mainly lemon (zest). A tad drying with a touch of salt and also some coconut shavings.
    • Finish
      More lemon, wood spices and a bit of oak. Ends with notes of smoked salmon.

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