Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
19 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
Batch 18/001
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2018 3:38 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 122.80

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1998 GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.44 points

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A smelling malt. In the best single-malt age. Fruity freshness meets Alterseichenreife and Pulteney-Meeresstrandaromen. This 19-year-old 1998's Pulteney by Gordon & MacPhail joins the ranks of the outstanding Bourbon barrel-malts from Wick.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, grapes, kiwi. A little raw cake dough. Oak and some sea salt. The longer in the glass, the stronger comes the extremely interesting kiwi oak.
    • Taste
      Heavy, oily, again intensely tingling. Oak, sea salt, beach, Pulteney glory. Grapes, vanilla and kiwi come in reverse order to the nose. The sea salt pregnant oak wort remains decisive. Here, in contrast to the 12-year-old 1998s-Pulteney by G & M from the 1st-Fill-Bourbon keg, the age maturity is noticeable. The 46% are not too weak for this malt; a pleasant drinking strength with reserves.
    • Finish
      The finish also provides a nice interplay between Alterseichenreife, grape sweetness, vanilla and kiwi flavor.

  2. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Fresh apple pie, pear and vanilla on the palate. Extremely refreshing as it swirls in your mouth. Gets more creamy and zesty as it sits in the Glencairn. A very nice dram from a very underrated distillery

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Beautiful malt from the bourbon barrel. The typical fruitiness often associated with malts from the BC adds some fresh and mineral notes. For my taste, the fruit in the mouth should be a little more luscious and the malt be a little bulkier overall. Nevertheless, a delicious malt.

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is right up my alley, and if you're fond of Pulteney, you can't go wrong with this.
    • Nose
      Nice fruity and slightly chalky aromas, with whispers of resin and pine needles. Think apples, pears and green grapes. A whisper of vanilla custard also, while lemon zest appears after a little while as well.
    • Taste
      Proper creamy mouthfeel, classic Pulteney. Slightly salty, with plenty of lemon and some porridge, with just a tiny bit of white pepper, and a sweet nuttiness.
    • Finish
      Lingering for a good amount of time, building on all of the aforementioned.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    From the Premium Snifter, the powerful 12-year 1998 G & M (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/26953/old-pulteney-1998-gm) is still a tad denser and more intense, the 19-year-old described here again convinced a large Bordeaux red wine glass with an extremely amazing and tasty character change towards litchi compote sweetness. As with the older G & M-Pulteney, the longer in the glass, the more aromas appear and the oak flavor is already very beautiful ...
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91


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