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Old Pulteney 35-year-old

Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Ex-American Bourbon & Ex-Spanish Oak Casks
Number of bottles
1254
Strength
42.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
29 Nov 2016 4:18 pm by Alastor
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 760.88

15 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 35-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. MGHOW scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Nose: Nepalese puzzle boxes, coconut, papayas.

    Mouth: Sandalwood, peat.

    Taste: Woody.

    Finish: Woody and fruity.

    Nose promises much more than it delivers. It's old wood driven but a lot of the classic taste of Old Pulteney seems to vanish to the detriment of the cask.

    Not great and I'm not even sure it's good, the score takes the price into account. I hoped for much more to be honest. There's just not enough happening here except for the wood. Almost like a bourbon or something, which I don't like.

    And it just gets drier the more you drink. Not a success. Tastes like chewing an old oak table. Maybe the Old Pulteney spirit just doesn't have the ooomph to carry off long aging. It's no classic by any means which is why I'm glad I cracked it open instead of wasting time saving it.

    I'd rather they dropped the fancy wooden boxes with the daft brass catches that serve no purpose once the bottle is empty and took a few quid off the price.

    Maybe it will improve once it has been open a day or two..... this often happens. We'll see.

  2. A0525 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    N: an explosion of mango, loads of fruit like a fruit cocktail
    P: Smooth mellow fruityness with layers of woodspices
    F: Slightly drying with spiced fruit
    C: a hell of a fruitcocktail or fruit salad or what ever you wanna call it

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm Nose and mouth 4/5 Final 3/5 Whisky # 1704
    • Nose
      Super round, leather, sherry, very slightly maritime. The fudge is coming to power! Milk jam. Very generous !
    • Taste
      In the mouth, velvety, ultra melted. Noticeable reduction all the same.
    • Finish
      The velvety is prolonged in the finish with sweetness. Caramel and sparkling spices. Slightly saline. Not very long however.

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