Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 140.00

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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

  1. Whisky_Funeral scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Pretty spicy but doesn't tolerate too much water.

  2. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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).

  4. Oogadal scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Spicy pepper, drying. Ends of a fruitier note (pear).


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