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Overall rating
87.57/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1990
Bottled
04.2016
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
180
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2016 2:35 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 153.50

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30 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1990 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    important floral side, fruit on the peach, a little distant orange, a little iodine, bread crumbs too.

  2. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, tropical fruits, mineral
    • Taste
      Citrus, salt
    • Finish
      Long

  3. nhuber scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, nice, not bad, but definitely underwhelming considering the plate: old Pulteney which has good spirit, 25 years, cask strength.... Not Bad but just nothing really exciting... Unfortunately 

  4. theograph scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Well, a pleasing nose - very much.
    On the palate somehow unausgereren or simply unusually sour (rancid?).
    After 25 years in the ex-bourbon barrel, the result has somehow fallen short of expectations;
    Okay, but not very good.
    A 2nd and 3rd tasting after a certain past time (oxygen) is probably necessary for the final judgment; 4th and final decision: with one, two drops of water, a clear maritime note comes out, orange is also apparent. The verdict: on the whole okay - I am a little reconciled ... Good but not really more.
    PLV: 5/10 = a disaster!
    • Nose
      Vanilla right at the beginning, honey, maritime notes in the background, chalky and maybe floury? Grated lemons, (wet) grass, by and large a (to me) well-known Pulteney note: sweet, musty, maritime;
    • Taste
      Pepper, herb or sour! Unripe green fruits - green apples and white / green grapes, slightly malty, grassy and also moist wood, subtly salty-maritime, and yes: there is actually the idea of ​​fresh fruit brandy (ui!) ...
    • Finish
      Medium length with a sour note, dry and with a clear oak note at the end;

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A wind of freshness. Fruity, deep, there is wax. Citric notes that with the opening, are changed into apricot and papaya (?) Enough "littlemillien", which reminds me that I had sample with Olivier Binstok! On the palate, salty and very fruity. An orchard by the sea. Imposing and subtly wooded finish. With a little water, more earthy notes complete the nose, a nice dose of toffee. The mouth is adorned with spices. The finish gives a little coffee and exotic fruits.

    Enthusiasm 5/5

  6. malthead-sven scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    quite out-of-round, the nose first with false notes, but is better, then very pleasant, pure in the mouth very rough, needs some water
    • Nose
      Apples and at first a light glue note, looks quite fresh, fruit cocktail, grapes, bamboo, moist branches, yellow flowers, with water much fresher and more vital, peppermint, after-eight, ice candy with chocolate filling, subtle raspberries and candy canes, fruit buttermilk, Pistachio, vanilla yoghurt
    • Taste
      slightly sour, malty and also slightly spicy, then diluted dry and tingling, has quite a bit of force
    • Finish
      long warming, much more pleasant than the first impression in the mouth, hardly any bitterness, a little floral and pleasantly tingling on the cheeks

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly weak. Here I would have expected more for the age and the distillery. The nose is still ok, but not very diverse. The body is then a bit wider, but not megacomplex. The finish is not very long. Actually, the whisky almost lubricates ... Really a pity! For me personally a little disappointing.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    (note made in the context of a face to face with https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/63512/old-pulteney-1990-ca )
    • Nose
      White peach and aromatic herbs (coriander and fennel). A line of grapefruit.
    • Taste
      White grapes, yellow apples, slightly tart lemons. A pinch of salt sprinkled on these fruits. Vanilla syrup after a while.
    • Finish
      Long. Tangy spices appear and mix with salt, which is more present at this stage. White grapes resist behind spices.

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