- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Number of bottles
- 57.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- voor De Stichting van Alain Verspecht
- Added on
- 20 Jun 2012 11:04 am
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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 85.22 points
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Although it may not be perfectly balanced, I definitely prefer this kind of fresh bourbon cask (à la Pulteney 17yo) over the sherried officials.
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.
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.
Medium long, with liquorice and slightly tangy oak.
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.
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
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.
The finish is medium
in length, sweet and salt at the same time. Salt is victorious at the death.