- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Spirit of Scotland
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- van Wees
- Added on
- 12 Oct 2012 10:36 am
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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1998 GM
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.73 points
- Typical sweet / salt of OP. Butter babbler by the sea in smell. Taste gives more salt and hint of fruit, but also the sweet again. Short aftertaste in which the salty remains.
- Old Pulteney 1998 - 2012, 14 years, 46% alc.
Bottler: Spirit of Scotland (Gordon & MacPhail - for the Dutch market)
Expansion: Bourbon Cask (there are several single casks with the filling data)
Region: Highlands, Scotland
Nose: Easy, a bag full of sweets. In between, fruit gums and salmiac sweets. Something like mixed Jelly Bellys. These are joined by bright fruits and coconut and in the background brine, but without the dryness arising at Pulteney. The nose looks very juicy overall.
Palate: Bright fruits and again the coconut, in addition a lot of sea salt, looks nice and dry with a good echo of oak.
Finish: Rather short to medium, the whisky beats off in the mouth very quickly, but remains in the throat for a few seconds. Dry and again salty.
Conclusion: Difficult to draw a conclusion here, all categories of tasting know for themselves. The finish could be longer, unfortunately, the nose does not quite fit the rest.
77/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 55 €)
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It's a very light nose. A hint of salmiak, a salty licorice candy very common in The Netherlands. There is some of that trademark Old Pulteney see air and fruitiness. Some sweetness in the nose as well, but not much.
Some coconut, but also salt. I like some salt in a whisky, but this is a bit too much. Seaweed lingers somewhere in the back.
This whisky lacks a finish. It is very short. I'd like to tell you more, but there really isn't anything else to add.
- verry smooth, buttery, white fruits, gentle . good price for its quality!
- It almost seems like there is a progress in quality as the level goes down in the bottle. I would not have guessed a Pulteney if tasted it blind, I have really enjoyed this one especially since the price is below 50€.
(interval rating 84-87)
Red sweet apples, some cherry notes and leather. Addition of water brings oak, milk chocolate, butter scotch and exotic fruits.
On the palate there are vanilla fudge and spicy caramel, black pepper on the front of the tongue.
The finish is creamy butter scotch, soft smoke and careful oak, it's really lovely.
- One dram note - We identified some strange notes associated with sherry maturation in this whisky, even though it has been matured on a first-fill bourbon barrel. An overall good dram, needs time to develop
Pretty closed whisky, but some cherries, strawberries and vanilla are present
Soft caramel candy, leather, oak, sour apples, milk chocolate and whipped cream
Medium and dry
- A few weeks ago an Old Pulteney 1998 Spirit of Scotland / G & M was purchased. Delicious, quiet whisky with a nice soft sweet vanilla taste with immediately afterwards a very small amount of liquorice, nicely subtle! The whisky in itself is definitely not salty! Drinks away easily, just an above average, albeit uncomplicated whisky, especially for its price! The vanilla is nicely balanced, certainly not excessively present, as I have read elsewhere.
- Not a very typical Old Pulteney. This one lacks personality in comparison with the standard versions. With the low price still value for money.
Mainly vanilla (not so intense) but hidden behind also some green apples and Pears combined with a slightly salty coastal tone.
Enters at first almost without taste. Then a sweet taste turning over to vanilla and increasing mild spices
Rather short finish starting with fading spices turning over to a bitter taste like bitter almonds but without the almond
- I`m very sorry for this short message, but I have to do so: the score I gave this whisky was 86 and now, I changed the score to 88 because of it`s great taste.
And that for a bottle at a price of less than 50,00 euro
A very good recommendation, whiskybase boys!!!