Old Pulteney 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
61.3 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky
fr France
Added on
26 sep 2016 12:39 pm by aurelbaum
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 116.00

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Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney 2004

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.40 points.

  1. -sAxo- scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. DimiIkon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: October 2021
    • Nose
      87 87
      A powerful sherry scent with clear winey tones. Old, sun-ripe dates, plums, red berries, an with alcohol that is felt on the nose. There is also balsawood and lacquered wood and even dark varnish.
    • Taste
      89 89
      All the amazing tastes that a sherrybombs have. Ripe plums and dates, dark chocolate, red berries, and sun-ripe raisins. All this together with a certain spice, completely without smoke.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slightly too short, with a strong wine character, again with dates and dark chocolate. Absolutely amazing for the young age!

  3. K C Wong scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. ChrisE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. matfrl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. sagara-kun scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Special, tasted blind. Looks like a weird finish in wine?
    • Nose
      Rubber, red fruits wrapped in camphor. Currant. Match, licorice. Gingerbread.
    • Taste
      Liquorice, anise, rubber, blackcurrant. Wood. Big camphor.
      Alcohol is poorly integrated.
    • Finish
      Medium finish on leather, liquorice and wood. Cinnamon.

  7. Kumachan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    ????DÉGUSTATION 191????

    Old Pulteney Single Cask 2004 - 2016 12 years old.
    60th anniversary of LMDW.

    - Scotland
    - Sherry Olorosso first fill. 61.3%
    - Single malt

    ● The dress.
    Copper amber, forest honey.
    Thick tears with big and slow drops.

    ● The nose.
    Very deep on the walnut, nut shell and hazelnut. The licorice coats the old wood and the cigar box followed by tobacco, raisins and black plums.
    QFull buttered bread with toast.
    Oxidative and sweet / salty.
    We finish on an important touch of cocoa 90% and old leather.

    ● The mouth.
    Waaa, heavy and full of flesh, oily, nutty and licorice, the freshness of menthol and star anise.
    The black plum and the sour cherry give gluttony and opulence before falling on an asserted maturity related to the barrel: Smoked meat, leather and blond tobacco on toasted rusk accompanying beautiful melting tannins.

    ● The final.
    Long and fresh, with again this menthol and anise then, persistent on grilled hazelnut.

    Magnificent !! Full and ample, how could I miss in 2016, fortunately I was able to recover bottles, a marvel of concentration and fat worn by a sherry not taking the finesse of Old Pulteney.

    If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 91.

  8. aurelbaum scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    The least we can say is that this Old Pulteney takes all his time to dock on the northern shores where it was born. Surely it is due to aging in sherry casks that gives the aromatic palette exotic and shimmering tones a little unusual to this single malt more known for its marine and iodized temperament. One thing is certain, however, this version is in every respect remarkable complexity and personality. And as everything comes to those who wait, the end of the mouth and the final bring us back to known territory.
    Profile: warm and end. The nose is fruity, notes of dry fig and chocolate, before becoming exotic (passion), floral and spicy (pepper). The palate is jammy and honeyed (acacia). At aeration, it becomes herbaceous (tobacco) almost earthy. Note spray in the final.
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  9. Titi94 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW Color: orange copper with bronze highlights. Nose: both fine and warm. Very complex, the first nose reveals in turn notes of ripe apricot, chocolate, nuts and dried figs. Its elegant and solar woody then provides a remarkable sensation of fullness. At aeration, it becomes more and more exotic (passion, persimmon) while at the same time heady flowers (carnation, lavender) and powerful spices (pepper, nutmeg) highlight its salt and iodine character. Palate: firm, sharp. After a particularly dynamic attack on the palate, notes of toffee, apricot jam and acacia honey ensure a smooth and smooth transition. More and more chocolatey and roasted, it turns resolutely towards a more herbaceous register (tobacco, ivy) and powdery (cocoa) almost earthy (ginger root). Final: long, silky. Showing maturity and balance, it makes us enjoy juicy citrus (orange, tangerine) and sweet spices (cinnamon). Gradually, currants, strawberries and gooseberries testify to its deliciously oxidative character. The retro-olfaction oscillates between the seaside (spray) and notes of freshly turned earth. Empty glass is heady, spicy (star anise, clove) and floral (wallflower).


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