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Overall rating 17 votes 84.67
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Exclusive
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2012
Casknumber
1199
Number of bottles
224
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
voor De Stichting van Alain Verspecht
Added on
20 Jun 2012 11:29 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66,00

one in wishlist

24 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

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Tastingtags

6 Notes

peathead
Expert Senior peathead Note
16 Aug 2017 11:08 pm

De neus is zonder water verrassend zacht en fruitig.  De smaak begint ook zo, maar de peper wordt dan vreselijk dominant.  Ik heb op 3.5 tot 4 cl whisky ongeveer 10 druppels water toegevoegd en dat doet voor mij wonderen.  Eens je door die peper geraakt is dit een hele goeie dram voor z'n geld.

Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
08 Aug 2016 3:58 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
My Collection
Malt Hans
Connoisseur Malt Hans Note
14 Apr 2014 9:18 pm
Malt Hans gave this whisky 87 points

Malty and spicy aroma, vanilla, cardamom, pear, peat, almonds and dry hay. Marzipan sweet taste, pepper, eucalyptus, sweet orange, sweet mustard, toffee and vanilla. Medium long, sweet, spicy and malty end.

pilgrim77
Specialist pilgrim77 Review note
27 Dec 2012 8:55 pm
pilgrim77 gave this whisky 86 points

Incredibly fruity nose, with evidence of the wood from the barrel coming through alongside salty sea air. A drop of water released hints of coconut and hazelnut, similar to the profile I associate with the 17yo OB. Fruity and sweet on the palate, but a touch less complex than the nose. Medium length finish with a slight bitterness at the end the only disappointment.

Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
85
WhiskyNotes
Expert Senior WhiskyNotes Tasting note
07 Jul 2012 3:33 pm
WhiskyNotes gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Starts in a fruity way that we don't see too often in Old Pulteney (a certain pineapple / coconut combo, nice). A little vanilla as well. Yellow apples. After that it becomes floral and very malty, which means the fruitiness doesn't manage to stay in the front row. Typical coastal whiffs too. Hints of nutmeg and herbal tea in the background.

Taste

Focuses on its fruity side again, nicely sweet pear and peach aromas. Some coconut oils. Then a wave of wood shavings. Fades on coastal dryness.

Finish

Medium long, with liquorice and slightly tangy oak.

Comments

Although it may not be perfectly balanced, I definitely prefer this kind of fresh bourbon cask (à la Pulteney 17yo) over the sherried officials.

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markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
24 Jun 2012 10:01 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

The nose is a wonderful mix of sweet (vanilla, coconut, grain cookies) and salt, although that last is rather light. Very softly spiced. Some yellow fruit, I think. Some earthy notes too. Very accessible.

Taste

It is wonderfully mouthcoating and creamy, peppery now, and reveals some more fruit. Pineapple, mango, peach. The dried version. The salt is now a lot more pronounced. Perfectly drinkbable without diluting.

Finish

The finish is medium in length, sweet and salt at the same time. Salt is victorious at the death.

Comments

A nice Old Pulteney, no doubts about it. Very quaffable. Not completely wow, but the idea behind it all the more so. The bottle is sold in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Belgium for 65 EUR (including a glencairn glass from Gordon & Macphail) and 4 EUR of every bottle sold goes to A Heart for ALS, raising money for research into this muscle ailment.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man

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