- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 55.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Royal Mile Whiskies
- Added on
- 26 Nov 2015 4:44 pm by z-imaging
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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1997
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.14 points
- Pretty spicy but doesn't tolerate too much water.
- Creamy and salty notes emerge first on the nose, before ripe, sweet tropical fruits join the party. Vanilla and oak provide a solid base too. Lovely stuff. A few drops of water released more intensity and didn't dampen the profile at all. An excellent example of what a well-aged malt in a quality bourbon cask can deliver. A spicier, woody profile comes through on the palate, with less creamy sweetness than the nose promised. The dry, spicy profile leads into the finish, before a reemergence of the creamy salt profile at the very last minute. Water definitely smoothed out the harsher edges on the palate. Not a great 'match' between the nose and palate, but both deliver in very different ways. Lovely dram, if slightly pricey (e.g. compared to the exceptional 17yo standard bottling).
- Nose is by far the best part of this Pulteney! On palate it gets a bit out of control, like Thijs says it doesn't comes close to the great Sweden cask, just on the nose it comes close. It's good, but somewhat overpriced imho.
- The nose is so, so smooth. But the palate is pretty aggressive, not even water calms it down. As a Pulteney-fan I'm still quite fond of this, but it comes nowhere close to the excellent single cask for Sweden that was bottled around the same time.
Velvety. Candle wax and cookie dough. You'd never guess this be bottled at such a high strength. Some nice fruits. Galia melon, pickled lemon and pear. Some lovely crème brûlée. Rich and well-rounded.
Fairly spicy arrival, a bit aggressive even. Some hot chili peppers. A bit chalky and drying, with soft vanilla and pears as well as candied lemon.
Spicy pepper, drying. Ends of a fruitier note (pear).