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Overall rating
84.53/100
votes
19
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

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Level Username
Expert Senior bvrsky

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89
Connoisseur MaltMartin
88
Expert Senior pieters87
88
Expert Senior MacMenM
88
Expert Senior Johan Van Samang
87
Connoisseur Malt Hans
87
Expert Junior prometheus
86
Specialist pilgrim77
86
Connoisseur Daan Tje
86
Member Senior ChristJM
85
Expert Senior dicembre29
85
Expert Senior WhiskyNotes
85
Connoisseur markjedi1
84
Expert Senior Filip De Vos
84
Expert Senior Versucher
83
Expert Junior FarclasFirst
81
Expert Senior peathead
79
Expert Junior WhiskyAgent
75
Expert Senior krillobarillo
75

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1997 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.53 points

  1. peathead scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The nose is surprisingly soft and fruity without water. The taste starts as well, but the pepper becomes terribly dominant. I added about 10 drops of water to 3.5 to 4 cl of whisky and that works wonders for me. Once you hit that pepper, this is a very good dram for his money.

  2. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Malt Hans scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  4. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    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.
    • 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.

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