Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
15 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
59.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
07 Dec 2008 1:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 243.57

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1990 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.18 points

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Everything was not always better in the old days. The single-barreled Pulteney Sherry Bomb, matured from 1990 to 2006, is a typical sherry cracker but can not compete with the great 2004/18 Single Cask: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/110534 / old-pulteney-2004
    For friends oak and sulphurous sherry bombs a recommendation. For all those who want to have a bit more variety of flavors (even with sherry bombs) or even want to foreshadow the distillery character of Pulteney, this is the wrong option. For me something monotonous and uninviting.
    • Nose
      86 86
      All right, a sherry bomb with oak. Fleshy. The alcohol (59%) provides a pleasant cooling touch. Lovage, marjoram. After some time in the glass, the first dark fruits, plum roaster, come up. And again oak. And some kind of indefinable artificial touch for me. From Brennereicharakter there is nothing left.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In the mouth comes this Pulteney with decent oak bitterness, now there is sulfur. Holla. Now Liebstöckl and Sherry, the 59% start to tingle. A classic sherry bomb with sulfur, lots of oak, spices and some dark plum jam.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is naturally medium to long and spicy. Oak and sulfur remain as well as dark fruit and sherry. A really "typical" sherry bomb finish.

  2. Harvey scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Flawless sherry bomb, not even rubber ,"inagoodway", in my opinion, despite the high abv i for one don't get any alcohol burn at all.
    Nose is all on bacon and BBQ and heavy ripe red , hell anyberries and fruits you can think of and palate goes down the same road with a long finish. I like this a lot, maybe 91 is a bit overkill, but....

  3. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of those really intensely sherried drams that really needs water to
    open it. Its great fun to play with it and watch it change as the water
    cracks it. But, for all the weight that the sherry has on this its
    extremely pleasant to drink. The burnt toast effect has no real sulphur
    feel especially when the strength is brought down. Ok if you don't
    like the taste of over-cooked toast then steer clear of this, but
    otherwise its great fun.
    • Nose
      Burnt toast, underlying salt. Quite closed. A spot of water brings out
      the fruit: rich dried sultanas and prunes and burnt caramelised
      oranges. The burnt toast never leaves it. even more water allows some
      fresh oranges to emerge from the smoke, which in turn becomes strong
    • Taste
      Burnt toast again, but with dark Oxford Cut Marmalade and butter this
      time. Nice and hot too, just the way I like it. A rich Oloroso hit
      after a while though. The water lightens it a lot and gives prune juice
      washed down with sherry. More water brings out the coffee.
    • Finish
      A bit numbing but more of the above. Water allows the finish to be more
      active and pleasant. Not long but fruity and delicious. More makes it
      almost mouth watering.


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