Old Pulteney 17 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Old Pulteney 17 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £94.95 £79.13 ex VAT (£135.64 per litre)
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A delicious Highland dram from Old Pulteney, this 17yo is comprised of 90% refill bourbon casks with the remainder being from oloroso casks. Lovely sweet aromas of butterscotch, honey and chocolate, with some faint salt and oak spice on the palate.

Distillery Bottling
17 Year Old

Old Pulteney 17 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    • Nose:

      Sherbert, red berries, lemons and a little bit of rich fruit that’s almost on the turn.

    • Palate:

      Sugar sweetness quickly leading to dry wood, with some dried apricots and raisins. Water brings out more fresh sweet and sour fruit – plums and their stones.

    • Finish:

      Long with dry wood and apples.

    • Comment:

      Quite different to the 12, richer, more refined.

26 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 December 2018

    Great whisky! What makes Scotch whisky one-of-a-kind. If I had one day to live, I'll be drinking this 'til the lights go out.

  • 5
    22 November 2018

    One of the best drams period. Too bad that it is discontinued

  • 5
    25 June 2018

    Best whisky i ever tried!

  • 3
    5 May 2018

    I like sweet whisky's and I was recommended to buy this as it is been discontinued. I found it to be very disappointing as the 12 year old. it is not as salty and spicy as the year old and a bit sweeter then they 12 year old but it still has salty and spicy taste. its very expensive also. far better choices out there for this sort of price.

  • 4
    19 February 2018

    Very tasty. Initially picked up salt on the nose and inviting sweetness. Agree that sherbet features on the nose. Pleasing mouthfeel and presence through the spice is noticeable. Goes from sweet to woody quickly but the sweetness lingers the more you drink, almost sugary. Nice, long finish that is woody and sweet - like baked apples. A decent and pleasant whisky. Very different to the 12 which I adore. After nearly an hour after tasting the finish is still lingering. It does contain that briny, ever so slightly smoky Old Pulteney charm and I enjoyed this a lot. Amazing what 5 extra years can do!

  • 5
    15 December 2017

    One of the best 17yo whisky that i had. Great one to buy.

  • 5
    10 November 2017

    The Best ever 17 years old 46 % whisky I have tasted and my smal experience is 20 years malt whisky drinking Very warm sweet long for haven sake don't put water init

  • 5
    24 October 2017

    Excellent choice!

  • 5
    3 June 2017

    Well well well, this has to be a favorite allrounder. It has a little bit of sea, a little bit of fruit, some spicy sweetness and a nice fine touch of wood in the end. A mambo no.5 in the bottle

  • 4
    26 January 2017

    Very, very good. I'd pick it up on offer without fail. Very rich while maintaining the Old Pulteney freshness. Almost too sweet on the palate at first but gives way to a slightly less sweet and woody finish which is very long.

  • 4
    13 August 2016

    Great whisky, highly recommended.

  • 5
    19 January 2016

    My favourite Old Pulteney. My bottle is running low. This is one whisky I always aim to have available in my collection so another purchase is on the horizon. Recommended to all.

  • 4
    13 January 2016

    Meh its okay, I mean if you love "softer" whiskies then this is for you. Tastes like a 15yr old highland ex-bourbon malt. Didn't taste briney to me at all, and maybe the slightest hint of peat/smoke? same level or less then in the johnnie walker black

  • 5
    2 November 2015


  • 3
    11 January 2015

    Lots of fruit on the nose. Pear with brown sugar. Palate is quite dry with hints of oak. No real saltiness which sets the 12 year apart from similar aged malts. Lots of spice on the finish. I find this a little disappointing and actually prefer the lighter 12 year old.

  • John Barrow 30 July 2013

    I was given a bottle of the 17yr old as a birthday present on my 70th . I was amazed at the taste and smoothness , it is a magnificent whisky . I will have to keep this away at the back of the cupboard .

  • mark saunders 10 July 2012

    just bought this at duty free and was so pleased after just the first taste. Cant believe what a difference a further 5 yrs in the barrel makes over the 12 yr old. This whisky is superb and one of my new favourites. In-laws are off abroad soon, better put an order in!!!

  • David F 4 June 2012

    Really good! I was tempted to get the 21yo but went for this instead, even more tempted now as the 17yo is very nice...

  • Anonymous 23 March 2012

    I was given a bottle of this for a Christmas present,needless to say it didn't last long. very very smooth.very well balanced.

  • Dan Niescierowicz 3 March 2012

    After years of trying single malt after single malt i now drink only this one. Best whiskey ive ever had in the sub £50 category. simply divine.

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