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1983 Old Pulteney 33 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Highlands, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $1,499.00
$1199. 00 Bottle
$14388.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%
If you like your Pulteneys extra old, here's one well over three decades. Initially left to age in American oak barrels before being transferred into x Spanish oloroso sherry casks, expect a robust, full bodied, mouth-coating malt with notes of salted caramel, dried fruit, spicy vanilla and a creamy finish. Very limited stocks. Two thumbs up from Malt Maniac, Serge Valentin below. 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Same combination of American and Spanish oak casks, same way of finishing it, but this one’s almost ten years older. Should we worry? Mind you, it’s thirty-three years old… Colour: dark amber. Nose: most bizarrely – and happily – this one is fresher, more floral, more coastal, rather more medicinal… and less oaky/dry-fruited. It’s also got many more citrus, oranges, tangerines, mandarins, even pink grapefruits… All in all, it’s rather more ‘Pulteney’, which is very nice, obviously. Mouth: we’re closer to the 25, but this isn’t as ‘rich’ (I’m not saying cloying) while the oak would rather go towards cedar, incense, something balsamic… Some Seville oranges too – those always work – as well as touches of salted millionaire shortbread (remember the ones they were having opposite Bowmore distillery?) and, once again, angelica. Wee touches of mulled wine but all is fine, nothing excessive. Finish: long, a tad more oaked. I would have loved to try this baby before they did the finishing. Oranges to the rescue in the aftertaste. Comments: very good and rather brighter than the 25.
88 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com