Old Pulteney 2002

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
14 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Cinderella Whiskyfair 2017
Sweden Sweden
Added on
19 feb 2017 1:35 pm by Thorleifs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 105.00

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Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney 2002

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.18 points.

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I’m always pleased to see Old Pulteney bottled like this – straight-forward ex-bourbon to my mind is highly suited to the distillery’s style and character. This 2002 bottling is a good example of non-nonsense ex-bourbon OP – fresh and zesty and with more than enough salinity to honour the maritime malt brand.

    • Nose
      Cask and coastal character. Plenty of creamy vanilla, honey and malty biscuit aromas are expressed in a fresh vibrant nose. Green apples, grapefruit and a health twist of lemon juice are joined by some earthy minerality – think of a gravel-strewn beach, or a sea-licked rock pool. Of course, there’s that unmistakable OP salinity in the mix - offering sharpness and balancing well with the fruity elements and malty vanilla driven core. A few drops of water adds sweetness to the fruits making then almost syrupy. It also helps express the underlying earthiness with some drying hay notes.
    • Taste
      A great translation from nose to mouth – with a powerful arrival. Apples come through immediately and are joined by ear drops and tart, tangy lemons and grapefruits – much juicier than the nose implies, these are supported by herbalness – green leaves and forest moss. More than a sprinkle of salt adds sharpness, but still fits within a very fresh profile. Water brings our more of the cask – touches of vanilla, ginger and particularly cracked black pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and packed full of citrus and salinity.

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  3. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant bourbon maturaing, well felt the distillery character.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, salty caramel, earth, oak and little smoke.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Waxy apple, grapefruit, herbals, pepper, salt and ginger. Vanilla and oak.
    • Finish
      Long with citruses.

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    N: Grainy/creamy with a little [Benromach-y] ppm/barley smoke. 
    T: Spikey before opening out its hearty bourbon spread.
    F: Honey>vanilla malt.
    C: Another good’un.Scores a B[-]

  6. Abadon05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    He needs time, then he gets really tasty. Good barrel selection.
    • Nose
      Honey, salt, a bit oak, low alcohol, dry, caramel, low almonds
    • Taste
      Salt, honey, cereal (no malt), sweet, bit of banana
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Like a pleasant wax coating on the teeth or as if you had your mouth full of marshmallows. A little chocolate and caramel.


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