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Overall rating
91.15/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Highland Malt
Vintage
1970
Bottled
1988
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
SD522
Bottled for
Sestante Import
Added on
06 Aug 2010 3:27 pm

Average value

€ 1500.00

11 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1970 GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.15 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Maritime citrus yellow fruits honey, excellent!

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: Instantly old-fashioned, with a balanced blend of tart citrus notes, such as grapefruit, bitter oranges and lemons, and intense minerality, waxiness and pronounced alcohol. Yes, it closes completely, water opens it clearly, even if this effect takes a lot of time. Well, you should not be in a hurry with that. Over time, however, it becomes more open, and the coast-toned character is now revealed, salt, seaweed, chalk, but also the fruitiness differentiates a bit now, mango, star fruit, reminds me quite well of a dry Sauvignon.

    Mouth: Also here water? Yes absolutely! Strong, surprisingly sweet, given the rather dry nose, clear vanilla and lots of honey! Otherwise, here again this beautiful mixture of light, tart fruit and intense minerality and fine herbs. Tasty, but a bit unspectacular perhaps.

    Finish: Long, noble, citrusy, mineral, with some green tea and fine bitter notes.

    Conclusion: A very nice, old stylish malt, which definitely needs time and water to fully open. That certain something is missing but why I prefer the 1968-he!
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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Very powerful, maritime and balanced! Water highly recommended!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Seabreeze, iodine, seaweed, engine oil, honeydew, yellow fruits, peaches, bananas - with water even better - very good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very punchy, oily, good sweetness and fruitiness, salty, spices, notes of oak wood - great
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, burning, zesty, grapefruits - water recommended!

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. wncvirus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Sea salt with the addition of sweets. Marine oil.
    Taste: A sweet taste. Maritime, After putting the glass away and giving it some time, sweet elements appear. Light spices in the background. Noticeable oilyness in taste.
    Rating: 91 | 100 Finish long with light elephanticity. Certainly whisky with a few faces. At the first approach, the brackishness with the next sweet elements. Very well arranged. I could drink this type of whisky every day!

  6. wncvirus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Sea salt with the addition of sweets. Marine oil.
    Taste: A sweet taste. Maritime, After putting the glass away and giving it some time, sweet elements appear. Light spices in the background. Noticeable oilyness in taste.
    Rating: 91 | 100 Finish long with light elephanticity. Certainly whisky with a few faces. At the first approach, the brackishness with the next sweet elements. Very well arranged. I could drink this type of whisky every day!

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=244 Color: full gold
    Nose: Predominantly yellow fruits (honeydew melon, pineapple, star fruit, ripe mango, guava and tangerines with white skin and yellow mini-tomatoes). In addition a salty spice, some honey, toffee, notes of chamois leather, cardboard and finely chopped almonds, surrounded by a mild spice.
    Taste: Waxy and very creamy! Delicate green woody notes with now enormous wort displace the fruit components quite fast! Wow ... now only the spice dominates: chili, pepper, sea salt, herbs, leather, old wooden boards, menthol and mint oil. But also caramel, honey and ginger are included.
    Finish: Despite brute spice only medium - you hardly believe it. Still fresh spicy with black pepper, peppermint, menthol, subtle wood, nuts and paper. Drying out.
    Remark: Exceptionally fat with a bombastic spice in the middle part - here the points are made. The finish tends to be more restrained and very dry at the end.
    92 points (nose: 91 / taste: 93 / finish: 91)

  8. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    [+] Roasted coffee custard cheese cake tea bean nuts almonds (+) mint lemon animal fatty acid (tanned leather) 【Middle】: Body is splendidly thick (++) Strawberry jam (+) Caramel pudding Mont Blanc chestnut grape Royal Sherry sensual mellow Ginger licorice which sweetness increases with time 【Finish】: Returning Ridiculous Angle (+++) Milk Tea (++) Wheat Feeling Firm (+) Orange Honey Cheese Cake Caramel Concentrated Pepper Pepper Pepper Time with Apple Pie (+) http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=19396

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