Old Pulteney Huddart

Peated Single Malt

Old Pulteney // Highlands, Scotland

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  1. ScotchIrish86

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  2. Tha_Reaper

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    clear peat on the nose, but not so overwhelming that you cant smell anything else. sweet undertones with a hint of vanilla and orange. when sipping, the body is full and rich with clear barrel spices, and some peat. chocolate and dark fruit develops. on the finish there is chocolate, and some tobacco, almost meaty. the finish is long. an amazing whisky for its price.
    45.0 EUR per Bottle
  3. heehawdafty

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Very very slight peat smoke, sweet definitely quite a tame one this, a bit like Talisker on the nose but tastes nothing like it.
    44.0 GBP per Bottle
    Luvians Bottle Shop
  4. cascode

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Old Pulteney tasting event, Sydney, February 26, 2020, Whisky #2 Nose: Very faintly peaty – just a bat-squeak of peat to start with but it does seem to amplify as the dram opens. A little lemony fruit, vanilla and a fleeting hint of menthol. Palate: The arrival is led by smoke, and it is a little heavier in quality here than it is on the nose. Citrus, brine, hot spices and a little brown sugar on the development with some oak towards the finish. Over time, and particularly with the addition of water, the peat-reek gains a cardboard note. Finish: Medium. Ashy smoke and brine. The smoke lends weight to this whisky and it is very similar to the current 12 year old but with a veneer of smoke added. It’s actually younger (8-10 years) but the smoke gives it presence and heft that makes it seem older than it is. The story (fable?) from the brand rep was that this was the result of a happy mistake when a run of spirit was accidentally filled into ex-bourbon casks that had previously held Laphroaig. Sounds like marketing to me. It’s more likely they intentionally did an experimental run using ex-peaty whisky casks so they could jump on the “peat train” rather than run peated wash through the stills. Regardless, the results were impressive enough to convince the distillery to make Huddart a core range product, but it’s not aged in ex-Laphroaig. The casks come from stablemate distillery Knockdhu, which produces a range of peaty whiskies. To be blunt, I thought this was an entirely pointless whisky. OP has never been famous for smoky expressions and, however good it may be, the addition of this to the range is superfluous. At the asking price it's also a little expensive for what it is. It's not that it’s at all bad, it’s a good gently peated dram and it has been well received by the critics. However there are several distilleries making exactly this sort of “aged-in-ex-peated-cask” expressions right now (Scapa, Wolfburn etc.) and Huddart is nothing special – just another faceless bystander in the crowd. Personally I think Wolfburn Northland is a considerably more subtle realization of this maturation concept and it leaves Huddart for dead. “Average” : 2.75 stars
    100.0 AUD per Bottle
  5. mmets88

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
  6. rustynails

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  7. Jamesvernon23

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Citrus and nuts on the nose. The palate has a smooth buttery quality, but also a bite with a hint if spice. The finish is smooth and long. A very nice dram
  8. ArmandLouw

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  9. webfoot

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Stephanie's review is quite accurate. Ripe bananas also on the nose. Wonderful balance and complexity all around. Nice long heat in the finish. I'm a fan of Old Pulteney, but this is a notch above in intensity and complexity. One of three bottles I brought back from the UK fall 2019. I hope it's available in the states soon (without stupid tariff). A great find!
    50.0 GBP per Bottle
  10. hurler

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
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