Old Pulteney 18 Year Old

Spicy, Maritime, Costal
The Pulteney distillery from the Scottish Highlands offers a relatively broad and high-quality core range at acceptable prices. In today's review, we have "The Maritime Malt", matured for 18 years in ex-bourbon casks and Spanish oak casks.
Spoiler: A really nice Christmas whisky!
Old Pulteney 18 Year Old
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Single Malt Whisky | 18 Year Old | 46,00 % ABV. | 153,89 €/l | Pulteney Distillery | produced in Scotland (Highlands) | Whiskybase ID 212712


The 18-year-old matured single malt whisky is a festive delight with flavours of Christmas biscuits and sweet vanilla, accompanied by a hint of cinnamon and a seductive sugar glaze. The present, tart oak adds depth, while chocolate-coated nuts add an exquisite note. Later, a harmonious blend of mango and peach unfolds.


The Old Pulteney offers a balanced and multi-faceted experience. Light spicy notes of cloves and chocolate, accompanied by toffee, oak and subtle honey herald the Christmas festivities. The vanilla adds a pleasant complexity. The flavour is peppery-tingling and tangy, the texture oily with a dry accent.


The medium-long finish fulfils the promise of a salty, maritime character with white pepper. A tingling mouthfeel that hints at age leaves a sweet film on the palate.


The Old Pulteney 18 Year is a festive, wintery delight that captures the joys of Christmas in every note. From Christmas biscuits and sweet vanilla to tart oak and chocolate-coated nuts, it unfolds a harmonious flavour experience. A perfect companion for the festive season with a great finish. A gift for the senses in every sip.

Rating: 84/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 86 | Sascha: 82)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange
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