Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Pulteney
Style Single Malt Whisky

Old Pulteney 17

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.

These bottles were part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!

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.

Winner of 3 spirit awards

Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Old Pulteney 17 Year Old
I cannot follow the tasting notes with My skills but Its really soft, very nice taste with Long after taste and the perfect strength. Wishing for another glass.
Master of Malt Customer
2 months ago
Twice ????
My luck is still with me. Nova Scotia recently discovered a few cases of OP 17 in their warehouse. What a fantastic find and to top it off they put it on final clearance for $ 91.00 Canadian. I thought getting it for $103.98 was outstanding. 13 bottle in inventory now. so so lucky.
david , Canada
3 years ago
An excellent bottle of scotch.
I think it is awesome, smooth and full.
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
Cloyingly sweet
Brought this along with 2 other bottles of excellent single malt, on holiday with friends. After sipping the OP for a couple days, it just started to get syrupy sweet. Wasn’t enjoying it after that. I drank the others instead.
Karen Stafford , Japan
4 years ago
A firm favourite
Along with the Glendronach 18, this is my favourite whisky. Trumps the OP 21 in my book.
Daniel C , United Kingdom
4 years ago
If I could only ever have one whiskey, think this would be a fair choice.
Nose: first coconut, then hints of lemon sweetened with fudge and raisins.
Taste: soft creamy delicious sweet dried fruits, a little spice going on, wanted it to last nearly couldn't bring myself to swallow.
Finish: Long lingering slightly herbal way at the back but strengthening the longer I waited before tasting again.
Stuart W , United Kingdom
5 years ago
Greatest of all time
This is the best whisky I've ever had. Even better than the magnificent 21 year old, in my opinion. It's a tad hard to get, but compared to spirits of the same quality, way underpriced. I really hope that's not the next $600 legend whisky, but judging by its taste it may well be.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Mythical whisky in the making
This might become a mythical whisky in a couple a years time. One of the best drams period. I have over 200 single malts in my collection. If I was to pick one, as my last dram this would be it over several more expensive drams in my collection. I am so sad that it is discontinued.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
My Lucky Day
Every once is a while l get lucky. With the inventory of OP 17 drying up out there, l have been really lucky to find 8 bottles at the clearance price of $ 103.98 Canadian. Thank You to the NSLC for not knowing what they had. This is great scotch, sorry to see it go away....
ScotchNS , Canada
5 years ago
The epitome of whisky!
One word sums this bottling up... WOW!

I thought the 12 was dam good... but this is punching well above it’s price tag! If you want Scotland in a bottle, this is it! You can keep your Islay’s!
Lenny B , United Kingdom
5 years ago