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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 1984 GM
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.25 points
- Fruity, Caramely, rich flavor with a complete fulfilling body. One of the favorites of my collection. I have 2 left of the 5 I have purchased. Wonderful Whisky!
- An excellent Old Pulteney that manages to balance spirit and wood with just enough liveliness and distillery character to be hailed as pretty damn excellent. Contrary to the commonly held notion that older whiskies need to rest and unwind some of their tightness, this one seemed ready to go straight out the bottle – 30 minutes relaxing in the glass brought forward sweetness, but actually dulled some of the more interesting flavours. For those interested in older Old Pulteney this is well worth seeking out. Around £220 when bought in 2015 - I've never seen one at auction to date.
Vibrant and dynamic presenting honeycomb, Seville oranges and the expected Pulteney sea breeze, backed up by some serious aged notes of heavy furniture polish, tobacco and wisps of undisturbed dunnage warehouse. Mild, but hard to place herbalness. Pencil shavings and roasted nuts hit the lighter end of the spectrum but are underpinned with deep woodiness, tanned leather and rich exotic spicing. Oddly, resting the glass doesn’t enhance the composition of the nose. It brings forward more honeyed notes, but lessens the overall flavour impact.
Silky and oily in the mouth and offering much more immediate salinity and pepperiness – cask forward here. Oranges again, but with some sharp citrus notes freshening it up. Even more polish and leather now and our herbalness has manifested itself more outwardly into eucalyptus. Still very woody, but with the cask spicing and coastal edge dialled up a notch. A decent rest in the glass increases the sweetness and fruit, but adds astringency.
Medium in length and very peppery, but not particularly tannic. Sitting for 30 minutes does bring out some dryness here.