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Overall rating
89.63/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Pure Highland Malt
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
100 (proof)
Size
750 ml
Label
26⅔ Fl. Ozs
Added on
02 May 2013 8:45 pm

Average value

€ 377.00

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 08-year-old GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.63 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Ha, grotesque the "8" on it, you would immediately invent a story about it today, make NAS out of it so that there is no 8 on it and for 350-500 sell stuff like that.
    • Nose
      Exciting, at first you notice the maritime notes clearly, dried fruit and nice salt, but then also some fresh coffee beans, black pepper, nutmeg, fennel, verbena, leather, licorice, lead, cherry stones and motor oil
    • Taste
      Salty and fruity beginning, then camphor, cardamom, dark honey, dark toffee, leather, freshly brewed coffee, butter, ham, anise, eucalyptus, pomegranate, grapefruit, gross saliva, tobacco and fresh lime peel
    • Finish
      Salt, licorice, malt, lemongrass, papaya, ginger, nutmeg, medium to long

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A very, very pleasant surprise here. If you tell me this is an older cask strength Clynelish of great repute, I would totally believe you. At 8 years old, get outta here, seriously?!?
    • Nose
      Fresh, waxy, juicy. There's a certain heaviness here. 
    • Taste
      Wow, what an attack! A bit surprising, actually, even though I know that this is around 57% ABV. Also very fruity (another surprise!) with BIG complexity -- wet stones, flint, waxy, metallic, candied ginger, honey, zest.
    • Finish
      No off flavors! This is another surprise! (from a 50ml mini, there's usually a bit of cardboard and metallic taste to it, but none here!)

  3. Baanaanaabob did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    dark fruits, sweet spices, toffee, leather, quite nice

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Better with a splash of water.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Its pretty good and holds together well and much better than current official bottles for example the 21 year.

    WITH WATER

    It is much smoother once the alcohol is tamed and it adds a few points for me.
    • Nose
      wet straw, faint hints of Turkish delight but not a lot more.
    • Taste
      In your face peat, caramel, toffee, traces of honey
    • Finish
      Quite long on sweet toffee notes.

  6. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An intense Old Pulteney from the past.
    • Nose
      Malty and grassy. Alcoholic. Fresh hedgerow greenness. Lots of citrus fruit. Herbal notes as well.
    • Taste
      Hot and spicy (pepper). Oily and creamy. Fruity in particular oranges and tangerines. Slightly peaty.
    • Finish
      Long with fruity sweetness. Some salt.

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