Old Pulteney Duncansby Head

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Lighthouse series
Bourbon + Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L14 125 R14/5175 1B 11:31
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
19 Dec 2015 9:31 pm by Schorsch

Average value

€ 43.83

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney Duncansby Head

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.90 points

  1. keba9591 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. keba9591 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    A young, average malt!
    [Color] bright gold;
    • Nose
      Fruits (apples), malt, some oak;
    • Taste
      fruity spicy on the nose, oranges (zest); Malt, vanilla, spicy oak, darkening, stimulating salivation;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; spicy sweet aftertaste;

  4. diamond2000 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: sour yeast dough, lemon peel and pulp, fresh ginger, sulfur notes, a little smoke from an extinct fire, apple cider vinegar; a little breathing in the glass shows more pleasant aromas: dry grain, baked apples, caramel, fresh mix of vanilla and iodine, whipped cream, fresh frosty air.
    Taste: ginger, grapefruit juice, green apple, malt sweetness, burnt caramel, needles, cellulose, bitter extract of medicinal herbs, woody bitterness, a little cinnamon, menthol freshness.
    Finish: citrus-spicy, green apple, bitter herbal tea, medium length.
    Rating: 79-80
    Bottom line: not a very good sample, bitterness for me here at the limit, with all my love for Old Pulteney. The fragrance brightens up the situation a little. Strange, but the purely bourbon version was much better.

  5. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Old Pulteney 'Duncansby Head Lighthouse' (46%, OB, 1l, +/-2014)  So sadly only a NAS, but maybe not quite an Untermalt? Let’s see… Colour: straw. Nose: sour sawdust, vanilla, lemon juice, tinned peaches, green apples, and whiffs of sea air (perhaps). Pretty simple, not unpleasant, but smells a bit immature. Mouth: sweet orangey and vanilla-ed arrival, then more sweet barley and apples, with a salty touch. Not bad at all, but very simple. Perhaps a few sultanas. Finish: medium, sweet, rather on barley syrup, with some sawdust in the background. Comments: drinkable, but simple and pretty boring. I love Pulteney, but this is to the distillery what the 924 was to Porsche. Not an essential bottling, in my opinion. SGP:451 - 74 points.


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