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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1982 GM
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.41 points
- I like the Old Pulteney style, with this one I find the wonderful fresh tingling, the wonderful maritime-light-fruited nose and the apple-lemony-melon-sparkling character very fine. You could smooth it away like an apple spritzer ... The finish could, however, offer a little more; and in direct comparison to the 21er standard, he has significantly less "body". He could also go through for at least 10 years younger.
Nonetheless - a very fine malt.
- The nose is just great, here you have to stay long and often to bring out the whole depth. The maritime fruitiness dominates the palate, before the finish summarizes the Old Pulteney feeling. The age I do not notice this malt. He is such a wiry-elegant gentleman that you know: With this gentleman you want and need to spend a lot of time together, simply because he has so much to tell. And while entertaining and still not forgetful is ...
Another thought pleasing? This is the best "summer whisky" you can imagine. If you enjoy the Glengoyne 25y or an age-old Grandeur in front of a log fire in a nice library or on a ski hut, the Pulteney is the right dram for a warm summer evening on the beach. Criticisms? With 46 or 48%, the perfect multi-layered lightness would probably be unbearable ...
First fruity-bright freshness with herbal aroma. Juicy grass, from a distance roasting apples pass by. In the second and third nose then actually comes the lemon, supplemented by increasingly fruity grapes. Then the sea-shore emerges in the morning, surrounded by a cool breeze that blows from the land and was painted just a few moments past the morning orchard. You can lose yourself in this nose.
First lemon juice and herbs. The second time an enormous fruit and grape sweetness develops. The herbal notes slowly mutate into a gentle sea spray. Later and the longer you let the Pulteney roll, tender mint fresh adds to the scenery.
In the medium-long finish, the fruitiness is darker and it now announces the oak. After all, this Pulteney was 32 years in the barrel. An extremely round-harmonious experience.
- This has a really nice nose, with some delicate peat, a few farmyard notes, with a load of brine thrown in mixed with wafer.
Peat, apple, spice and rich pudding notes but not particularly well balanced , it has a peppery spirit side to it but the finish is long and sweet, overall I like this one.