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Old Pulteney 23-year-old

Category Single Malt from Highlands, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Northern Highlands
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Limited Edition - Sherry Casks
Bottled 2007
Age 23 years old
Casktype Sherry Casks
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Bottled for World Duty Free
Price 239.50$ 261.06£ 201.18
mr.p9 Review note
less than a month ago
mr.p9 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
80
Presentation
87
cfosterk Note
about a year ago

better value these days - around £100/120 at auction for a very good quality 23 year old sherried whisky. Over priced on issue in 2007 I cant imagine the price if issued today!!

cfosterk Note
about a year ago

Old Pulteney 23 yo 'Sherry' (43%, OB, sherry casks, +/-2011) Four stars and a half Colour: pale gold (unexpectedly pale). Nose: this one goes one step further, as it’s got everything that the bourbon already had, plus notes of red berries (raspberries and blackberries) and more honey. Also orange blossom water and touches of rosewater. A little fresh butter. Mouth: same comments. More body, a bolder middle and more complexity. A big saltiness again, blood oranges, green cardamom, white and milk chocolates, raspberry sweets, cranberry juice and touches of peat. Finish: medium long, even more on oranges. Salt and pepper in the aftertaste, then even ripe strawberries. Comments: quite superb. Too bad these two Pulteneys are so expensive (I’ve seen them at £199 each). Oh yes, and this, at 46 or 50%!….  SGP:652 - 89 points.

Ciro Review note
about a year ago
Ciro gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
79
Presentation
84
bull10298 Note
about a year ago
bull10298 gave this whisky 87 points

The nose is fuller than that of its American Oak companion, with soft leather, fresh fruits, a herbal note and a suggestion of salt. Fresh and supple for its age. Again, late floral aromas develop, and water releases discreet notes of wood polish. Full-bodied, spicy and dry on the palate, with Sherry, raisins and ginger. The finish is long and spicy, dry, with old leather and oak.

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Malt Hans Note
a couple of years ago
Malt Hans gave this whisky 89 points

Fruity and spicy aroma, red apples, mango, lime, pineapple, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and malt. Vanilla sweet taste, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, mint, honey, sultanas and malt. Medium long, fruity, spicy and malty end.

ASWhisky Tasting note
a couple of years ago
ASWhisky gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Sherry, etwas Liebesapfel, Holz, Zimt , sehr weiche runde Nase

Taste

Karamell, helle Sherry Kirsche, etwas Salz, schöne Holznoten, Zimt im Abgang

Finish

warm und weich, lang, fruchtiges Salz, Zimt und Eiche sehr angenehm

Comments

ein warmer, beruhigender und harmonischer Whisky mit ruhigen edlen Noten

unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
markjedi1 Tasting note
a few years ago
markjedi1 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Hmmm, the nose shows a lot of the same characteristics as the bourbon matured, but is a lot sweeter. More fruit. The orchard fruit returns, but is now upholstered with berries from the woods and blood oranges. A lot of honey and some toffee. Pineapple on the grill. Juicy. The typical coastal traits are now limited to a soft salty sea breeze.

Taste

It is very luscious on the palate. Silky soft. Loads of fruit, again, including raisins (ah, the sherry kicks in). Mildly floral. Lavender? More silt, now. More coastal in general. Yes, very spicy while you chew it. Tastes like a slice of orange sprinkled with salt. Very nice.

Finish

The finish is longer, spicier and drying. Very dry at the death.

Comments

This is as lovely as its bourbon cask brother. Pity that both are so extremely expensive.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
WhiskyNotes Tasting note
a few years ago
WhiskyNotes gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amber
Nose

A broad array of fruity flavours. Starts on gooseberries and green apples but goes on with fragrant raspberry and lime. Almonds and vanilla, a little uncommon for sherry maturation. Undertones of leather and soft spices. In the background there's also the typical Pulteney coastal note and a delicious waxy veil. Very fresh, with very delicate sherry and lots of juicy fruits.

Taste

Quite fruity again (yellow raisins) although there's a bigger dryness to it as well. Apple seeds. Ginger and cardamom. A tad floral. Some briney notes. Even a hint of peat?

Finish

Quite long, spicy and oaky. Fairly dry again, like a Fino.

 

Comments

Nice balance of Fino dryness and fruity freshness. Maybe not the most typical Old Pulteney nor the most typical sherry bottling, but a great result, no doubt.

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QuarterCentury Note
a few years ago

A long-aged, sherry-matured small batch 23yo from Old Pulteney, one of the Highlands` most under-rated distilleries. Delicious chocolate and honeycomb flavours.

 
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Overall rating
28 member votes
87.58
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
87.20
Nose - Aroma
88.00
Initial taste
87.50
Body
88.50
Finish
89.50
Price
79.50
Presentation
85.50
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