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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 08-year-old GM
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.88 points
Very smoky aromas with a distinct sweetness in between, sherry and a smell of an old dirty garage, a bit briny, beside the OBF you can still smell the youth of this malt
softer than expected, first some sherry sweetness, then a little more bitter and salty, mint and more and more smoky aromas, not complex, but very delicate, walnuts and leather
intense and drying, but short with some oakiness
- I have had a full bottle of this but my bottle was the older 70 proof bottle.
Good stuff but I preferred the 100 proof bottle with the same label.
- A wonderful old dram.
Old skool indeed... It's slightly salty (maybe with a bit of peat), with tobacco, but also fruit (pineapple, pear, peach) and mint.
Quite powerful despite the low ABV. It's quite fruity (mostly fresh/oranges, some dried fruits), nutty and salty.
Fruity and spicy, with no clear dominance.
- Tasting Notes:
- I like these older Pulteneys from the 1970's. There is a lot to discover, but you have it to give some time.
Old skool nose of cigar boxes, pipe tobacco and leather of old Chesterfield sofa's. Whiff of smoke. Also some undistinguished minty notes at the background. It's all very subtle and breakable.
Quite a lot of orange marmelade. Tangerines and figs as well. Toasted almonds and roasted chetsnuts. Linseed-oil. Sappy oak of cedar wood. Later on pine and menthol.
Medium long. A little black pepper and nutmeg. A touch of burnt wood at the end.
- Like incolnimp, these are my notes for the 70 proof bottling:
N: Following on from the basic yet competent MoS 1998 Pulteney WB, Issued in 1975 [WM] - yep there’s OBE all over this one. Despite this, its classic ’70’s G&M territory - namely old leather armchairs, a little soot, vanilla-malt, shrunken-old-fruit and furniture polish - but its all too delicate, by which i mean soft.
T: Despite the OBE, theres a nice soft, oily-malty mouthfeel tasting of vanilla-malt, a touch salty.
F: Faint, fennel freshness as about all.
C: As much as I’m eternally grateful to Gordon & Macphail for all they’ve bottled, sometimes its more a case of Generic & Mediocre, and 40% simply isn’t adequate here.
Scores a 78 [D+]
- Serge from Whiskyfun says:
And also Old Pulteney 8 yo (70° proof, Gordon & MacPhail, Germany, 1970s) Nose: nice smokiness but lacks oomph. Whiffs of leather. Gets then fruitier but a tad ‘mundane’ in style. Light OBE (in case you do not know yet, that means Old Bottle Effect in our weird glossary). Mouth: more cardboardy, a little tired. A little caramel and a little orange marmalade. Comments: maybe not the best old OP ever. One should rather seek the extraterrestrial 100°proof by G&M. SGP:341 – 78 points.