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Overall rating
88.70/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1990
Bottled
03.2009
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
217
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Jul 2009 12:56 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.00

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1990 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.70 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Pulteney 18 yo 1990/2009 (57.2%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, 217 bottles) Colour: pale gold. Nose: one step further towards ‘wilderness’ but also these hints of strawberries and bubblegum that we already found in the OB. Also more marzipan and cut apples plus a good deal of oak. It’s also the less coastal. Let’s see what happens with water: wow, this is nice! More mint, eucalyptus, even a little camphor, hints of orange blossom water, coconut liqueur (only faint touches, don’t worry). High class, maybe just a tad bourbonny. Mouth (neat): once again, we’re rather closer to the OB than to the 1982, with various fruits encapsulated in quite some oak. Ginger and strawberries, coconut (the oak speaks out), vanilla and white pepper. Funnily drinkable at such high strength. With water: oh well, here’s another excellent Pulteney indeed. Arrak, aniseed, crystallised oranges and always quite some coconut and pepper from the oak. Finish: long, sweet and mildly spicy. Maybe a little less precise now. Comments: a very good Pulteney from a very active cask. The sweetest of them all.  

    SGP:451 - 88 points.

  2. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Coastal notes, fruity (oranges, strawberries), marzipan, mint, coconut
    • Taste
      Fruity (oranges, strawberries), coconut, vanilla, spicy (pepper), aniseed
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, spicy

  5. Vexer scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Coconut shavings (the oak influence is really well done here, not bitter or typically 'oaky', these 1990 casks are winners), wax and subtle unripe tropical fruit & citrus along with the trademark salinity make this a very appealing Pulteney, better than OB's for sure!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Yes, please! This bottling shows just how good bourbon-matured Old Pulteney can be. The whisky from this distillery is highly underestimated if you ask me.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, banana and coconut. Very creamy and some waxy aromas. Almost velvety. There's a great salty quality you'll find in many Old Pulteney's. It is nutty, cereals. A lovely warm, sweet porridge smell. Super balance and from nosing this you'd never this to be over 57 percent abv.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy and smooth. No water needed here. Some more vanilla, lemon zest, a hint of coconut shavings and something that resembles the bitterness of a pink grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Lemony, zesty and sweet. Very long.

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Willie JJ scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another excellent, super salty Pulteney. Maybe marginally better than
    the recent 17yo from Cad, which apparently comes from the same
    distillation.
    • Nose
      Pears, porridge, lime juice, water heightens the cereal notes
    • Taste
      sweet, sweet, creamy vanilla, then salt, salt, salt. Oily, but not cloying. Water really lightens it.
    • Finish
      long and salty with the spice coming through at the end. A bit of water dilutes the salt and freshens the dram.

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