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Pulteney 9 Year Old Octave Project Original Bourbon Barrel (AD Rattray) Review

Pulteney 9 Year Old Octave Project Original Bourbon Barrel (AD Rattray) The awesome whisky magicians at AD Rattray have been doing some experimentation with some casks of Arran, Pulteney and Bunnahabhain, keeping some it as is, and then splitting the rest over four 50 litre octaves made especially for AD Rattray from casks that previously held PX Sherry, Oloroso Sherry, Rioja Wine and Rum.

This is the original cask of Pulteney which had spent 9 years in an ex bourbon barrel, this on its own is a cracking dram and full of flavour which becomes more apparent as the whisky sits in the glass.

This is my style of whisky, light and fresh yet full of complex flavours that build and tickle the palate, I’m intrigued by how the others will taste but this is a damn good dram as it is.

Keep an eye out over the rest of the week for the others in this series.

Pick this up from the official A D Rattray website here.

Thanks to AD Rattray for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


There’s a hint of a fairground in here, touches of candy floss, lemongrass and light preserved lemons, light vanilla essence, woody tropical fruits, hard pear skins, papaya, plantains and some hints of pineapple, hints of coastal saltiness, pasta water and preserved lemon juice.


Quite tangy, salty, saline water, preserved lemons and woody lemongrass, hints of oak woodiness and more of those hard pear skins and papaya, vanilla essence and more pasta water


The vanilla and woodiness keep going with a light tang of woody citrus notes..

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Pulteney 9 Year Old Octave Project Original Bourbon Barrel (AD Rattray)
Age: 9
ABV: 58.90
Distiller: Old Pulteney
Bottler: AD Rattray
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 02/07/2018 by Tom

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