Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
glass print label with age statement in circle
Added on
01 Jul 2017 4:40 pm by Alexander Bondarenko

Average value

€ 108.49

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57 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 17-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  2. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    If I am not mistaken, my first Old Pulteney ever. Good whisky but given the current price level after the discontinuation I believe I can buy better stuff for around 100 Euro. An occasional sample will do.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Odd coastal, salty and sweet nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, waxy and thick in the taste. Spicy; very spicy. Full body and quite strong. But given the 46% abv I dare not give it some water, as this might spoil things.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long. Spicy and salty flavors remain.

  3. herby.usa scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Honey-sweet, very slightly acidic note, orange (candied), caramelized, lemon, pear, salty touch,

    Vanilla, clove, peppery, creamy

    Liquorice, relatively short,

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Beautiful expression of the Old Pulteney Distillery. Unfortunately they discontinued it.
    • Nose
      Friendly nose. Perfume, fresh flowers a little salty and a clear grassy hay-like note. A lot of sweetness. Appears to be very mature! Does not necessarily need water to open up. I prefer to just give this one some time in de glass.
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet, salty and oily. Well rounded and balanced. It really is one of those examples of a very fine bourbon orientated maturation. Beautiful stuff. Some fresh tropical fruits. Something like lychee.
    • Finish
      Long, friendly and addictive. Some dried wood influences appear. Some spices and caramel. This is one of those maltmoments you don’t want to brush your teeth anymore. At least not too soon.

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A mature, maritime, good Highland single malt!
    • Nose
      salty-maritime flavors, sweet, fruity (apples), caramel, spice / oak;
    • Taste
      full, creamy onset, sweetness, caramel, almonds, vanilla, some oak, oily, strong, salty (maritime);
    • Finish
      medium to long spicy finish; becoming dry in the aftermath;

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I try to have this one always open at home. Sadly it is discontinued and the parasites (flippers and investers) have found their way. It used to be €75,- or less.
    A very good whisky nevertheless.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet, little salty, bourbon barrel influence. There are brine notes but also hay and straw notes.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet and a tad salty. More than I remember from previous batches. Yet very nice. There are notes of salty chocolate and orange in here.
    • Finish
      91 91
      medium-long length. It gives quite some hay and straw. together with some wood notes it makes it a rather well balanced finish.

  7. Martin1965 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, light fruits (pear, apple). sea breeze
    • Taste
      Vanilla, fruit, sea, salt, oak, very full and complex
    • Finish
      Long and full

      Full and round whisky with maritime notes and very complex

  8. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sea salt, old leather, cake, salted tomatoes, spices, sweet fruits, chocolate, dried fruits, caramel, almond and christmas cake notes on nose.

    Salt, dried fruits, vanilla, chocolate, nuts, oak cask, dryness and spicy notes on palate.

    Chocolate, spices, nuts, vanilla, sea salt, toffee notes on long finish.

  9. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A slightly creamy, honey and vanilla nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet entry with a faint sour and a light smoky touch in the background. More body than the 12 year old and a very high sugar sweetness. Than there is more citrus coming through before drying out in a very woody ending.
    • Finish
      A good sweet and oaky finish.


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