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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 - Bourbon Casks
Bottled 2007
Age 23 years old
Casktype Bourbon Casks
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Bottled for World Duty Free
Price 239.50$ 261.06£ 201.18
thijs100 Tasting note
a couple of months ago
thijs100 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Somewhat dusty and closed at first. This needs a little time, but then develops into aromas of vanilla (and lots of it), Granny Smith apple, peach, white grapes and a whiff of cotton candy. There's some burlap, and a fair amount of oak too. Delicate. Quite good actually.

Taste

The body is surprisingly good at just 43 percent. Sweet red apple, peach, grapes. A touch of white pepper and bitter oak. Some pomelo too. Very similar to the nose, maybe a little less sweet.

Finish

Medium in length, building on the flavours already described. Plus a pinch of salt.

Comments

Not spectacular, but a very solid Old Pulteney. A little higher in strength, and who knows?

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Georges Review note
less than a year ago
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84
Nose
84
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
82
Presentation
82
Georges Tasting note
less than a year ago
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

White fruit (apples, pears), herbs, mint, citrus, vanilla

Taste

White fruit (apples, pears), herbs, vanilla

Finish

Medium long, salty, oranges

Comments
cfosterk Note
about a year ago

cheaper than sherried version at auction at around £90/110.

cfosterk Note
about a year ago

Old Pulteney 23 yo 'Bourbon' (43%, OB, bourbon casks, +/-2011) Four stars Colour: straw. Nose: despite the low strength, this one bursts with fresh garden fruits such as gooseberries and green apples as well as tangerines, all that on a bed (so to speak) of rather limey herbs (lemon grass, coriander, then mint and fennel) and the expected brine. It’s very fresh and kind of young (pleasantly so), with only touches of vanilla and straight oak. After fifteen minutes, some very nice notes of camphor coming through, something slightly medicinal, and more vanilla. Mouth: good body at 43% vol. and a profile that’s almost exactly the same as on the nose. Same fruits, same brininess, same vanilla and same herbs. Maybe a little more citrus fruits. Pink grapefruits? This is excellent even if it loses steam after a few seconds (the middle could have been a tad oomphier). Finish: medium long and very salty. Salted orange juice? Comments: excellent, vibrant, with only a little weakness on the palate after the very nice attack. Excellent freshness. This, at 46 or 50%!….  SGP:641 - 87 points.

markjedi1 Tasting note
a few years ago
markjedi1 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

The nose bursts with orchard fruit. Apples, pears, but also lime and gooseberries. The whole seems sprinkled with crystal sugar. Lemongrass, vanilla and mint. Very fresh. The coastal elements, bar some iodine, do not stand a chance.

Taste

It is oily and sweet on the palate, while quite some brine immediately joins the fray. More citrus than white fruit, now. But very fruity. Bittersweet as if from grapefruit. Soft garden herbs.

Finish

The finish is a perfect balance of sweet and salt, with only a whiff of oak.

Comments

Wow, now this is a great Old Pulteney.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
AlecM Note
a few years ago
AlecM gave this whisky 85 points

Nose: toffee and malt.

Taste: toffee and malt.
Finish: better - nicely spiced with a flowery scent and slight oilyness about it.

Ordinary but perfectly drinkable.
QuarterCentury Note
a few years ago

A bourbon-matured small batch 23yo from Old Pulteney, released at the same time as the sherry-matured edition. This is slightly lighter in style, as one would expect, but boasts equal intensity of flavour, with vanilla and clove from the oak taking prominence.

 
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I like my whisky old and my women young!
2 bottles found in the Marketplace

2on sale

Low as
€ 239.00

Overall rating
23 member votes
86.76
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
83.60
Nose - Aroma
84.00
Initial taste
84.00
Body
84.00
Finish
84.00
Price
82.00
Presentation
82.00
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