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Overall rating
86.25/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Single Highland Malt
Vintage
1965
Bottled
1999
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2009 10:46 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 342.90

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1965 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.25 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very delicious malt!
    • Nose
      Thickened orange syrup, vanilla, that smells like a yellow fruit smoothie with oranges, mango, banana, peach and maybe some grapes, then more and more dry and sweet wood notes are added
    • Taste
      Slightly frittering, slightly peppery, sour yellow fruit, very mild and wonderfully interwoven, again dry oak notes
    • Finish
      Beautiful old oak, warming, the fruits are only subliminal in the background

  2. Jevan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Jevan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very drinkable Old Pulteney from 1965 but I would have hoped for something a little special but as it was it was slightly tired and over-oaked and at too low a strength to excite my tastebuds. I will see how this develops once opened but for now 85.
    • Nose
      Wood. Lots of wood at first. This has spent 34 years in oak and it shows! Underneath this you get honey, damp earth, cereal and hints of dust. Something herbal appears too, dried sage or thyme? With water you get a light soapiness.
    • Taste
      Not what the nose suggests at all! A rich earthiness with thyme and cinnamon asserts itself and is very pleasant. A saltiness comes though in the palate later but not the bitter tannins I expected from the wood in the nose. This would have been fantastic at a higher strength as it has the flavour but lacks the punch at 40%. Very drinkable but not as assertive as it needs to be I'm afraid.
    • Finish
      Quick to medium finish with cinnamon spice and salt. Nice enough but not long enough.

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