Old Pulteney 1991 Single Cask #0030 ~ 57.6% (Inver House)

Whisky Review: Old Pulteney 1991 Single Cask #0030

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Pulteney Distillery

Bottling: Inver House Distillers Ltd.

ABV: 57.6%

Cost: £69.95


What they say:

This single-cask 1991 Old Pulteney vintage exudes a warm, golden glow.  The bouquet is floral, balancing fruit flavours with a slightly leathery note.  It is a full-bodied, smooth malt whisky with a long-lasting finish.

What I say:

Released in 2007 this single cask #0030 from Old Pulteney was distilled in 1991 making it ~ 16 years old. I recently had the chance to help friends finish a bottle of this as we lamented its loss.


Full refractive gold (10/20)


Sharp and salty with seaweed and brine, very fresh and refreshing – like a walk along a beach on a windy day, followed by fruity and zesty citrus; lemon juice, lime, and white pepper spice, this has vanilla and coconut with toasted oak wood, slightly sweet estery with hints of parma violets


Fruity, salty and spicy, citrus fruits, lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, apple, white grape, pear and melon, white pepper spice, lemon barley sugars, pineapple cube sweeties, parma violets


Medium-long, juicy pineapple cubes with white pepper spice


What a delicious fruit-filled whisky with hints of spice and that characteristic coastal Old Pulteney note, lacked a little malty backbone – or perhaps this was masked by the cask strength, either way totally delicious!

Score: 87/100

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