.old pulteney - 35yo

Thirty-five years is a long time for anything, including whisky maturing in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. After thirty-five years, you expect bits of wood (tannin) flavours, a rich body, and depth you only get to taste once or twice in your life...

42.5% abv, €600+
single malt, non-chill filtered

Nose: sweet, honeycomb, custard, vanilla, fruity, sweet berries, strawberries, raspberries, ripe gooseberries, cranberries, cotton candy, caramel syrup, candy canes
Palate: sweet, honey, tangy, fruit, sour apples, berries, spicy, citrus, sweet blood oranges, candy canes, dried fruit, raisins, cranberries, rum soaked raisins, a hint of dark chocolate enriched with salt and caramel chunks (love it!)
Finish: sweet, creamy, honey, medium long, a hint of new leather, touches of tobacco and dark chocolate
Mark: +++/++ 

Conclusion: Sweet. Very nice, dangerously easy to drink. And sweet. Not exactly what I had expected. If you buy a €0.50 ice cream from a good source, you will probably get more depth and flavours. Plus, you'll have that €600,- to spend on something else. She is not a bad whisky, do not get me wrong, but I certainly expected a lot more...

More info: only 1350 bottles have been filled.

.many thanks to the Old Pulteney distillery for sharing this dram with us


  1. You describe a lot of flavours, but then go on to say that a 50 cent ice cream has more depth and flavours. How does that work? :)

    1. :) maybe a better choice of words would have been that I find all the flavours going mostly into one direction (sweet fruit). If you like sweet, a 50 cent ice cream scoop would have been the more affordable purchase.


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