Overall rating
89.42/100
votes
174
Whiskybase ID
WB139695
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1999
Bottled
10.07.2019
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
Batch 19/120
Number of bottles
554
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613074415
Added on
30 sep 2019 1:49 pm by Whiskylifestyle
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 168.54

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Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney 1999 GM

49 users have left 50 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.42 points.

  1. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. BunnaMan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Blind tasting
    • Nose
      Sherry oak and fresh cut grass, a hint of vanilla.
      Heather floral with peach and citrus.
    • Taste
      Sweet butterscotch, dried fruits and a heap of salty floral sweetnes. Coffee and plums. Also a little spicyness .
    • Finish
      Creamy sweet toffee, a hint of coffee beans , salty and a spicy finish.

  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ailean scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. WillWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Taste better then smell, nice, sweet, malt, tea leaves etc
    • Nose
      87 87
      Still some powerful and young
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. SAND scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    (TASTED BLIND)
    NOSE: Dried and fresh banana, raisins, coconut, old oak notes, marzipan, cinnamon. Later powdered licorice, even later also fennel and green/herbal notes. Just lovely. (91-92p).
    TASTE: Concentrated, slightly sweet peppered licorice, some alcohol (but quite well balanced or integrated). Lovely. (91p).
    FINISH: Powdered licorice, mild pepper.Long. (90p).
    OVERALL: Total score 91 points.

  8. ep11ripee scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21.5 22 21 21.5
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    20 21 20 21 82

    Young, sour, spiritually .. complete sadness .. you can drink it, the only question is why ???

  10. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  11. Nikita Kochkarev scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    22-22-22-22

  12. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A lovely dram, easy 90 points to my opinion.
    • Nose
      89 89
      With a drop of water it opened up more, wow, lovely sweet nose.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A mouth full of taste.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Quite long finish with lots of warm sherry tones.

  13. MrYens scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  14. Abadon05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice combination of distillery character and sherry. None of them predominate, but are well integrated.
    Water should only be used minimally, otherwise it will lose too much depth.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Nice integration of the sherry. Here it is not a sherry bomb that overloads the whisky, but complements the distillery character nicely.
      Nutty and vinous notes. As well as red berries, cherries and milk chocolate. The distillery character comes out minimally: dark honey, salty notes, some heather and lemon.
      The alcohol strength cannot be hidden either. With water, however, it becomes much more restrained in the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The impression from the nose continues.
      Nice nutty notes combined with forest honey and lemon. Also a nice sweetness as well as a little vanilla and caramel. The liveliness of the lemon predominates over time.
      The honey notes always stay in the background and the nuttiness comes through every now and then. There is also a slight flavor.
      It becomes a little sweeter with water, but also loses some of its sherry influence.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Here the sherry influence comes through a little stronger.
      The whisky remains sweet, but becomes dry in the finish and also loses a little depth. There are lemon, caramel, vanilla and walnut as well as red forest berries.

  15. Astrid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very rich and bold in character. A touch too much alcohol on the nose, but all the more powerful on the palate.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity-spicy sherry notes, raisin-heavy, cherries mix with caramel and salted chocolate, hazelnuts, oily and buttery components, some smoked oak, dried apricot and hints of bitter orange, also dried fig and plum, vanilla and light mocha notes
    • Taste
      89 89
      slightly astringent and bittersweet with plenty of sherry and dried fruits, the oak wood, strongly spiced with clove and cinnamon, stands out with its smoky aromas and pleasantly fills the mouth, again many hazelnuts and dark chocolate, many mineral tones with sea spray and malty hints, sandalwood, vanilla, background and herbaceous menthol, some forest honey and caramel
    • Finish
      89 89
      Lots of aromatic honey, dry oak with a hint of clove spice with walnuts and hazelnuts, sherry and raisin rolls, vanilla, dark chocolate and plum liqueur, tobacco, some black pepper with a hint of ash

  16. Joint86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An excellent whisky, age-related, from the very beginning it reveals itself as deep, varied, with a complex composition, whole, multifaceted, you can walk on the tops and have fun, or you can dig deep into the depths and everywhere it is good, both for a novice amateur and a connoisseur.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, old noble wood, solid furniture, creamy notes - boiled condensed milk, fondant; mineral-salty shades, a little dirty industrial colors - steel tools, machine oil, industrial textiles; nuts, cappuccino, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, ash, burnt sparklers;
    • Taste
      Mild, intense, tart woody notes, drier and harsher than expected from the aroma, sweetness is somewhere in the background, sour coffee, prunes, dried mushrooms, some industrial-metallic sour tones; fondant, tobacco, nuts;
    • Finish
      Soft, refreshing, sour-mineral, coffee, toffee, lemon wedge in unsweetened tea, tobacco.

  18. chunkwanho scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    It tastes rough but rich and has a good balance.
    This is the top 3 whisky I drank this year.

  19. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      huge vanillated nose.. while at the other end, wood and smoke giving rise to strong coffee and cognac.. between these two, wonderfully dense and rich sherry and fruits - dried apricots, mandarins and some apples.. also, bananas.
    • Taste
      88 88
      spicy, smoky and salty came to town, went to a bar and asked for a glass of cognac, a freshly brewed coffee.. and a shot of digestive..
    • Finish
      87 87
      dutch licorice.. spices (cloves and cinnamon).. very slightly bitter

  20. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh sherry, very modern, very constructed, but at least it's not a sherry bomb (I think).
    • Taste
      Good Pulteney that is not totally drowned by sherry. Some Pulteney seaside maritime notes are present, but unfortunately, the sherry is not very well-integrated. Cherries, raisins, honey, black tea. Adding a bit of water is advisable to soften the wood and spice, and temper the ABV.
    • Finish
      Moderate length. No off-flavors. Pretty straight forward sherried whisky.

  21. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose. Rotten autumn leaves, a little iodine and a sea breeze. A little mastic and parquet varnish. Sweet baked cupcake. Taste. Sweet buckwheat honey, molasses, turning into a burning varnish. A bit of hairspray from an aerosol. The aftertaste is sweet, later forming a slight taste of salt on the tongue and ink that has flowed from the handle rod.

  22. Igitor scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  23. red71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  25. JeffreyP scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Simply love the pepper in the mouth

  26. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  27. Odinson scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  28. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  29. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    If you like sherry whisky you will love this one. Very tasty and briefly I forgot my actual goal: That maritime character I was expecting. He doesn't quite hit that, except for the salty note. 89.998/100 Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/04/02/zwei-unabhaengige-old-pulteney/

  30. Halkyon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  31. WillWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Toffee, pop corn, chocolate, still a bit strong, hints of truffle (?)
    • Taste
      88 88
      Malty, peppery, brown sugar, ginger,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Similar, warm for a while, dried grass, dark coffee

  32. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  33. fdlarry scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Almost no nose. Tast is plesent.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  34. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  35. Sandman23 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  36. Casketje scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  38. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  39. Malt_Shatterhand scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Wonderful sherry bouquet. At the beginning there is a malty, grainy moment. This is where the pulp character of Old Pulteney shines through. The first nose is easily digestible and at the same time aromatically dense. Sherry doesn't kill you. Very complex, very pleasant. Slightly oak-smoky, sweet, nutty, grassy-herbaceous. If you lower your nose deeper into the glass, dark and fruity. All the flavors are closely interwoven, very round, so nothing stands out. No sulfur perceptible. Alcohol is also very well integrated. Over time, the whisky becomes even softer and more elegant, pafumier. Vanilla and caramel appear. The spicy smokiness also becomes sweeter.
    The aromas continue in the mouth. Wood is more noticeable. Still no bitterness.
    Even sweeter with water. Rich and spicy oak smoke surprises on the palate. Wow, where does it come from - very tasty. And the smoke is already through. Sherry ends pleasantly.
    If you warm the whisky over your hands on the glass, freshly distilled, clear caramel steps forward. At the same time, full, deep and sweet cognac takes up the nose.
    What is impressive about this "gentle" dram is this pleasant refill sherry character and its balance. A whisky for a relaxed and cozy evening.

  40. ezioaudit scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  41. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  42. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  43. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  44. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. rdavek scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A complex dram that rewards time in the glass and a few drops of water. The nose presents an array of dried fruits, with figs easily identifiable, coconut, and very high quality dark chocolate. The nose carries through in the palate but anchored with a strong dose of baking spice, cinnamon, cloves, and a little nutmeg. As it opens in the glass the chocolate fades just a little and the fruits and spice become more dominant. A fantastic whisky that I suspect will be even better after being open a couple of months.

  46. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  47. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Unlike the TWE Single-Cask (ID: 110534), this is not a "crass sherry burner" with full sweetness; this is a dense refill sherry intensive with pronounced herb and nut notes. The sherry, plum and raisin flavors make the fine complement. With a powerful 56.5% dense and drinkable and easy to recognize as a "spicy Highlander".

    After further tests, the following conclusion emerges: A stranges part - "the 12 Bunna on testosterone", so to speak. Straight refill barrel. Finely ripened, intense, on the oaky side with light oak smoke. I miss something the "typical Pulteneyhaft", the rest is very good - but not inspiring for me. Whining at a high level.

    _With some water_ the Pulteney gets smokey on the first try in the nose. The sherry aromas and the fruit sweetness are also increasing. In the mouth it becomes noticeably sweeter, the finish remains medium to long; a fine variant. In the second test with water, the malt becomes even smoother, the fruit only wakes up over time. Herbs, salt spray. On the palate immediately sweeter, more fruity. Now rather long finish; good variant! With a little water for me with 91 points (92-91-91) one point better than without.
    • Nose
      91 91
      First nutty, slightly grassy aroma, then goes very dry-spicy. Delicate menthol freshness, very pleasant. Over time, the sherynots become stronger. For further samples, the smokiness becomes more intense; but no peat smoke, but oak smoke. Sherry and dark fruits then come to the fore, Nussigkeit. A strange as well as interesting mixture.
    • Taste
      90 90
      For the first samples, the sherry flavors were just as full, the dark fruits as well. Oak, herbs; and again Nussigkeit and a few raisins. A very nice, dense aroma. Pleasant freshness, 56.5% are well integrated. Oak and caramel, slightly smoked. The most recent summary: A sherry refill, finely prepared. The oak becomes more dominant. Spicy; However, the "maritime Pulteney character" is barely noticeable.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Intense and medium-long, refill sherry and spice dominate the full finish. Oak.

  48. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  49. WSP scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very nice whisky - thanks for the sample StyrianSpirit.
    • Nose
      92 92
      expressive nuanced nose - very complex, great!
    • Taste
      91 91
      nice sweetness, dried fruit, cocoa, spices, acidic-fruity, very nice balance.
    • Finish
      91 91
      long finish, elegant, fruity finish.

  50. dramidaris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

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