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Old Pulteney 17 Year Old

(70cl, 46.0%)
Old Pulteney 17 Year Old

Awards for Old Pulteney 17


Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition


Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014

International Spirits Challenge

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Old Pulteney 17 Bottling Note

This 17 year old from the Pulteney distillery was a double gold winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, matured in Spanish Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is clean and fresh with great balance. There is a profusion of fruit, from fruit salad with honeydew melon and pear to dried fruits, sultanas in a hot cross bun, fresh from the oven, a lightly salted butter melts over it with notes of fudge and a hint of something vaguely green. There is a lovely creaminess to the nose with notes of soft whirling smoke and crème fraîche. The palate is quite full and very sweet with sugared citrus peels and toffee. There are some notes of beeswax and honeycomb and fudge rises with malted barley and cereal sweetness. The finish is long with a herbal edge and a chewy oak.

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    User Reviews of the Old Pulteney 17 Year Old

    strong taste!

    I thought this whiskey was good, but not great. If you are wondering, Old pulteney 21 is definitely better with a longer finish and more complex body. But if you like a strong taste, this is your drink

    23rd May 2015

    Blimey, it's good...

    Have had quite a few whiskies in my time but this is probably the very best I've ever had. In my book it's better than both the distllery's 21 year old and the Highland Park 18 year old. At £60 a bottle it is a veritable bargain. Buy some but leave some for me!

    2nd February 2015

    Visted Distillery just Sampled - Best Ever

    Arrived home ordered 17 year, best ever. Smooth strong flavors easy drinking. Order this and you never go back to another.

    7th December 2014

    Poetry in a bottle

    Simply fantastic. Superb bourbon-oak, however apparently it contains some PX casks. Maybe that's what makes it so awesome….

    24th September 2014

    My new favourite whisky!

    Recently I went to a whisky event and was looking forward to trying the old pulteney range however the 17 was missing, the 21 blew my mind but is still a bit pricey so I decided to order the 17 from mom the knowing that the 17 is on par if not better than the 21 in some peoples opinion.
    BOY was I glad I got the 17 it's absolutely stunning, balanced with a nice sweetness I get the delicate fruits like more of an apple and green fruit, its got that lovely saltiness they develops and the faintest whisp of smoke just how I like it. I generally enjoy most whisky styles and never re buy the same bottle after all there are soo many to try and enjoy but I will 100% be getting another of these when they're back in stock. I think I got the last because a few days after ordering mine it was out of stock! Oh well its worth the wait.

    1st August 2014

    Old Pulteney 17

    this was my first OP ever, and boy of the best Single Malt Scotch whiskies i have ever tasted. it starts strong on the nose, bouquet, taste is a whole portfolio of flavours, always interplaying, and the finish long and spicey. an experience from start to finish. i am now really curious about the other expressions. are they as good?!?!

    17th April 2014

    Just great

    This is aboslutely one of the finest whiskies I ever have had the privilage to drink. It's simply superb.
    The finish is sublime.

    14th December 2013

    Forgot Rating

    I forgot the rating on the above review. Old Pulteney 17 does have some side effects...

    27th October 2013

    A Lovely Little Gem

    It has an amazing scent of candied pears and lavender.
    The taste is even better. Imagine a jar of capers. Remove the capers and half of the liquid. Put some sugarbaked pears and a bit of seawater in the jar, along with some star anise. It doesn't sound that great, but goddamn, it makes a great dram. And no color or chill-filtration, makes this a gorgeous drink.

    I got two bottles stowed away, and I still wish I had more. Very highly recommended. This could be priced at £100, and I would still gladly purchase it.

    27th October 2013

    Agincourt 1415

    new to drinking whisky and just added this to my modest 8 bottle collection got to say its a lovely dram and i will be getting another bottle very soon !!

    31st July 2013

    Fantastic, unique.

    What a great scotch! I thought I've already had the best, HP18, ARDBEG UIGEADAIL, but nope, not really. This one here offers me something special! It is delicate, sweet, salty, with a long finish. Exceptional. One of my favorites if not my favorite! I'm getting another bottle! Great whisky!

    24th April 2012

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