Old Pulteney 18 Year

Single Malt

Old Pulteney // Highlands, Scotland

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  1. whisky_by_fredrik

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  2. abernadette

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  3. CanadianStereotype

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    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  4. cascode

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Old Pulteney tasting event, Sydney, February 26, 2020, Whisky #4 Nose: Rich, dusky floral (hibiscus and old rose), dark fruits (dried dates), chocolate muffins, orange syrup, fresh oily cigar, cinnamon and oak. There is a faint suggestion of ash or charcoal in the distance. Palate: Rich, sweet chocolate and blood orange marmalade arrival with a briny foundation. Herbal, spicy development with apricots, nectarines and hazelnut. The texture is creamy and full. Finish: Long. Praline, nougat and orange chocolate with a dash of salty caramel sauce. Beautiful finish. There is a similarity to some facets of the 15 year old expression here but this is far less dry and has a creamy rich quality. Not that the signature Old Pulteney briny dryness is lacking, but this expression has found a supurb balance. Adding water enlarges the dram but it is not necessary. It spends 16 years in ex-bourbon and receives 2 years of ex-sherry finishing, which seems to be an excellent combination, but I can’t help wonder what a few casks of PX-matured spirit in the vatting would do. This was also the first dram that I felt approached anything like the stature of the old 17 and 21 year expressions, although they are still much the superior drams. At the moment there is no allocation of this whisky to Australia but when it does come (and it will) the price will be around $250-300, which was that of the old 21 year at the time it was withdrawn. Unfortunately as much as I enjoyed this whisky I will not be paying that sort of money for a bottle. “Very Good” : 4 stars
  5. Deut14_26

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. RickBrews

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  7. hazwhisky

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  8. Wojciech-Domanski

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Espen-Paulsen

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
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