Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
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A very popular Highland dram, with a big sherry presence alongside sweet citrus fruit notes and a faint whiff of brine. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.

World Whiskies Awards

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Lemon Lemon
  • Lime Lime
  • Brine Brine
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Banana Banana

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Deep amber with a slight pink hue.

    Nose: Medium to high intensity, dry with a briny hint of sea air.

    Palate: Sweet, floral, citrus: lemon and lime plus dry banana skin. Smooth and faintly salty.

55 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    12 March

    Excellent value for money. The best single malt I have found at this price level

  • 5
    14 February

    Usually I am a peaty whisky drinker but a recent tour and tasting of the wifes homeland distillery of Arran has made me think more of other whiskies so when I seen this in ALDIS for ?20.99 I had to buy it and I am so glad I did.As soon as you open the bottle and get a nose you instantly know that this is an exceptional whisky and it just gets better upon tasting.Its so fresh and crisp you would think that it was not made by man but rather discovered rolling over the sea cliffs.A true masterclass in whisky distillation and maturation!

  • 4
    22 December 2014

    Firstly, in response to Kim (2009), why not the other way round and have the canister be the same shape as the bottle:)?....Anyway - a superb malt, made out of contrasts that somehow merge perfectly: light yet substantial, salty yet sweetish, simple yet elegant, oaky yet refreshing, the heaviness of the sea yet the lightness of the wind etc etc....Wonderful, though once, and only once, I had a subpar bottle, the alcohol was too hot.

  • 5
    27 November 2014

    Lovely smell, great clean, crisp taste. A lot cheaper than other single malts and even better tasting than many. I''m a big fan of the Islay whiskies and Talisker-OP stands highly alongside them in my opinion. The brininess is identifiable, but certainly not off-putting, a nice long finish to a dram too.

  • 5
    18 November 2014

    Superb malt. Simple as that. There is nothing harsh about this dram. Nose surprises every time with orange and a whiff of brine. If you close your eyes and breathe deeply you almost feel yourself wrapped in north coastal sea air. Palate is butterscotch with a hint of citrus. Finish is long and dry, buttery with a hint of salt. By far and away my favourite sub 14 year old malt.

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    realy nice and smooth

  • 20 February 2014

    Needs more cask influence to calm the alcohol that is somewhat detached and sharp on the tongue.Frankly, I am surprised it has a 12 year label as it tastes more like a 6 year old. I take it with ice to calm it down. Its a pity OP can't five it a bit of their 17 year-old magic. I suppose you get what you pay for!

  • 10 February 2014

    Considering that my Grandmother was born & bred in Wick, this was an absolute must for me. My first ever taste of malt (as I usually drink blends) and I must say this is such an easy-drinking one and amazing value for money too!

  • 2 February 2014

    Deliciously flavoursome - sweet & enjoyable to share with your very best friends , Well worth a visit to the distillery too !

  • 24 July 2013

    You must add a drop of water to this. It transforms it into one of the best. Underated but I would not hesitate to recomend it. It is very well made.

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