Old Pulteney 2007 GlMo

Overall rating
88.46/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB199927
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gleann Mór (GlMo)
Bottling serie
A Rare Find
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
700720
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060797400655
Added on
20 dec 2021 9:04 pm by blacknapkins
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159.57

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Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney 2007 GlMo

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.46 points.

  1. rich_93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    What a wonderfully refined cask this was. Makes me think of honeybees - it’s as if someone scraped all the waxes from a beehive and tinctured them with some sea salt and tropical fruits. A beauty.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Ah, such a gentle and translucent profile. Alcohol noticeable. Sweetness, salt and spices all in harmony. Banana, beeswax and honey, savoury herbs with wild thyme and heather. Ripe orchard fruits as well. A subtle caramel sweetness runs through the waxes and fruits. Nougat with hazelnuts and some bitter propolis resin with its myriad health benefits.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Full and rather more intense on the palate, spicier and warmer than the nose. Nice waxy texture with those bitter beehive resins leading the way again. Complex of tropical fruits with a lovely saltiness. Nougat front of the tongue, with lots of nuts, fruits and waxes to follow. Banana and beeswax with a juicy citrus fruit aspect. Everything incredibly balanced. Water reveals a pleasant, mouthwatering sourness.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Ah, lovely. Medium-long but gentle. Leaves a light wax coating tinged with sea salt. A pleasantly warming end to the spices. Lingering honey and resins, hazelnut butter and nougat. Some citrus and tropical fruits. Stays stunningly elegant until the end.

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  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An enormously powerful surge of fruit (sweet apple, nectarine, mango, pineapple) delivers both the nose and the palate here, extremely complex and harmonious for 14 years. The slightly salty sea note always resonates. An exceptional barrel, great!

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Exotic dram.
    Nose full of soursop (annona)

  7. Mapl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2022] This dram was the hidden star at the 2022 Limburg whisky fair with a lot of experienced connoisseurs praised it as one of the best "new releases" available there. Unfortunately, I did not manage to try a dram at the fair but I trusted the opinion of some good friends and bought a bottle afterwards...

    ...which was a great idea. This is a close-to-perfection bourbon maturation without any flaw or imbalance and the fine Pulteney distillery profile shines brightly through both nose and taste. But beware all you lovers of powerful and easy-to-grasp modern profiles: You may find this malt rather unimpressive (probably) as it does not offer any dominant flavours at all except for the unusual saltiness - so there is nothing in there to tell your friends about it in a twitter message (...just look at the length of this tasting note). Contrary, whisky connoisseurs who favour a spirit-driven and balanced profile will enjoy this dram very much (like so many did at Limburg whisky fair). Is it not great that such a bottle still is available? It is!
    • Nose
      92 92
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers an excellent and impressive traditional spirit-driven profile with all the aromas the Pulteney distillery has to offer: fruits, spices, maritime impressions (sea shells, salt), waxes, spring flowers, dry haystacks and many more. The wood is firm and very appropriate in this setting without dominating. It is a pleasure to investigate such a classic profile these times when most distilleries go for the quick and simple wood- and/or wine-driven monsters - because there is so much to find in there. Provided, you own both the curiosity and patience required to explore such a delicate dram in detail. And use a big spherical blender's glass to nose this dram, it makes a hell of a difference compared to a standard Glencairn or the like (as much as two to three points according to my olfactory cells).
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is offers the traditional spirit-driven profile to my taste buds too with dozens of delicious old-style flavours like fruits (banana, mango), waxes, vegetable oils, liquorice, spices, sea salt (quite a lot), grasses, caramel and many more. It is a lot of fun to chew this dram and identify all the different impressions one after the other. None of the flavours tries to dominate the others and even the wood stays in the background as it should be with old-style profiles. Just the salt is present all the time and this is truly flabbergasting (it compares a little to a fine fresh oyster meal) as I adore a salty touch in drams. Again, patience is required to detect all the hidden secrets but it is worth all the efforts (if you are in whisky for more than just the "quickies").
    • Finish
      91 91
      The initial mouthfeel is excellent with a creamy, coating texture which covers all parts of my mouth within seconds. There are no distracting moments at all, the spirit's quality is top. The finish is long and adds more honey and waxy flavours while the salt and spices stay powerful until the very end. Not a single distracting moment that I can catch, this dram is truly flawless. A little water opens up the nose further and the banana-mango fruit's aromas grow stronger which is delicious. The taste turns a little more punchy and fine molten barley sugars join in. A further reduction shuts down the nose almost completely (through releasing too much alcohol now) while the taste gets very spicy and even more salty. Another splash takes the punchiness off the nose again and turns the taste smoother but to be honest: I really like this dram best when neat and reduced to any level down to 50% abv, below this level the magic is somewhat gone (to me).

  9. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Update after several months of oxidation: I have to upgrade the whisky by one point, because the nose has picked me up and offers pretty much everything I could wish for from a malt that is less than 20 years old.

    I was looking for a really nice bourbon aging and this bottle was recommended to me by my buddy and experienced whisky friend. I can anticipate that that was a very good tip and that this whisky is a value for money monster.

    I am sure that this is one of the bottles that scores 1-2 points in the open bottle with a few weeks of oxygen because the aromas then spread even more. That's why I'll check my notes again when the bottle is half empty - so for sure this year.

    What I really like is that this whisky tolerates water so well and changes. I can't really decide, but I think I like it even better with water.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose is simply delicious just a few moments after pouring into the Glencairn glass - a bourbon maturation to put in, bite into and smell for a long time. The aromas are still very compact and concentrated on sweet. (Water helps a lot here!)

      The aromas are very voluminous and surprisingly soft for the key data (age and percentage). A fudge-caramel note in the foreground, behind it the very ripe fruity sweetness of apricots and dried banana pieces.
      The balance is very, very good, a bit smooth but not boring due to the volume.
      The complexity is limited to sweetness and fruit in the front and middle part, but there is still a very slight woody note hidden at the end. Surprisingly little vanilla.

      With water I find it even softer without it becoming thin. As a result, a nice maltiness from the grain and also the maritime notes of an Old Pulteney come to the fore better.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Lots of yellow, subtle sweetness and surprisingly little dryness. In the middle is a very tasty, salty caramel note and a constant change of sweetness and slightly salty notes.

      Then with water comes out a little more oak - I really like that and this dram is definitely more fun if you have the time and can play with water.
    • Finish
      89 89
      88.5
      The Departure is medium long, offers a very round and creamy mouthfeel. It remains sweet-salty and minimally woody in the throat. A bit punchy at the back.
      Much sweeter on the finish with water.

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