Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
Ex-Bourbon American White Oak
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2009 6:57 pm

Average value

€ 474.17

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59 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 30-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.72 points

  1. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Distillers Tasting Notes:

    Colour:  A bright gold with a copper glow

    Nose:  Full and sweet with floral overtones, complex mix of gooseberry, citrus and lemons. Woody with a hint of chocolate.

    Taste:  Full-bodied single malt with elements of honey and lemons. Oaky and aromatic with a warm spiciness and a sweet long-lasting finish

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Burnt glass and soft oak with candy sweet up front. Layered with brine and nuttiness, pineapple and vanilla.

    P- Mellow, thick texture. Elegant oak flavours bring along sweet fruits, creamy vanilla sauce with mints.

    F- Long and fragrant. Return of floral with spicy peppery coating. A wee too soft and gentle for my liking.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. ZwiJo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. bull10298 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The oldest official bottling of single malt from Scotland?s northernmost
    mainland distillery of Old Pulteney has just hit the shelves. The 30-year-old
    expression has been matured in American White Oak, and senior brand manager Iain
    Baxter says ?This whisky has been looked after at the distillery for 30 years
    and the age contributes a huge amount of complexity. I?d say that for a malt
    whisky with so much age and depth, it?s still incredibly approachable.? The nose
    is sweet and malty, with delicate vanilla, tropical fruits and ripe peaches.
    Very fruity when diluted. The palate is big and initially soft, with more fruit,
    honey and a hint of oak. The finish is long, with spicy oak.



  5. Bond scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Very complex and well balanced.Real good stuff.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and mint at first, ripe red apples. You may find some tropical fruit in it, too (pineapple, overripe banana and maybe some coconut), but they're hidden in the background. Explicit Earthy and wooden notes on the other hand.
    • Taste
      Body: Creamy and cooling
      Palate: Mint drops, old wood and a wee bit of salt. Still fruity, but of a differnet kind: orange peel, ginger and hints of cloves; and yes, apples. Cinnamon joining in after a while.
    • Finish
      Long. The oak's got its say now: bitter and herbal notes developing, vanilla and caramel fudge.

  6. Mushinico scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wicked! This is the
    best I have tasted from Old Pulteney so far.
    • Nose
      Ah, this is the
      tropical variant from Wick. The nose bursts with fruit. The typical orchard
      fruit are accompanied by pineapple, mango, mandarin and banana. Some fresh
      mint, sweet malt and soft honey. A soft sea breeze reminds you that this is <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = \"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags\" />Scotland and not a beach in the Caribbean.
    • Taste
      This continues on the
      palate. Caresses the tongue with sweet, tropical fruit, hand in hand with
      cinnamon and some saffron. Orange peel, even some kiwi. The oak is starting to
      put its foot down and takes care of a bitter touch. What a beautiful balance!
    • Finish
      In the long finish,
      it does it again: put you back on the Scottish coast with a good dollop of

  8. alectron scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pullmoll bonbons o, grey/wheat&rye bread o, minty -, green pears -, vegetables -, earth -, old books -
    • Taste
      wood & sherry, salty, chocolate
    • Finish
      med/long, waves of sweet & salty


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