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.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


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

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.

75 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    5 days ago

    I loved this scotch. So refreshing and goes well with a log fire burning next to you.

  • 4
    12 days ago

    Wow a 750ml 86 proof single malt 12 yr scotch for under $40?! It seemed too good to be true until I tried it. Spicy, creamy, salty with a little citrous, smokey sweetness and some heat. I'm not tasting the banana but there is a subtle fruit flavor without being overly sweet. I want to add apricot for some reason. It needs a little water or ice to unlock the flavors for the palate to match the nose. The finish is a tad bitter but it doesn't linger and definitely doesn't resemble an immature scotch. It's reminiscent of seawater but I suppose that's its heritage. Either way, it's smooth with a little bite and a flavor that's somewhere between a drier Glenfiddich and fruitier Glenmorangie with more attitude than Red Breast. It's definitely a top choice in its price range with diminishing returns when spending $20 more for something on a higher shelf. This is a must try that could easily turn into a regular sipper. Just grab a bottle as it won't disappoint.

  • 5
    9 September

    Do yourself a favor and spend an evening with this single malt, would i buy it again?..ohhh..yes..

  • 4
    4 September

    Nice citrus, creamy, salty and a good finish. It's a buy and a great price.

  • 4
    1 September

    Salty, creamy, sweet, medium finish and @ 63 CDN.....dam good dram.

  • 5
    4 July

    The best way that I can describe the main flavour that develops in the mouth is of 'bubbly banana'. A very smooth and refreshing taste indeed.

  • 5
    26 May

    Bananas, malt, honey and sea salt. Interesting aroma. The taste is even more interesting. I've been a whisky drinker for a long time and I have come to prefer those with a unique taste like this one. I just can't understand why it doesn't have more of a reputation. It's very hard to find in the USA and I live I in New York City. I highly recommend this

  • 5
    23 March

    Wether you're a new whisky drinker or an experienced malt maniac, this is a great whisky. And for the price, it's real value for money; amazing price! Enjoy!

  • 5
    17 March

    One of the best Single malts around in the price area! Smooth and rich tasting - pleasure to sip !

  • 4
    20 February

    Appreciative of the crafting that goes into this fine scotch. I find it great on the whole, maybe a little underwhelming on the palate compared to the nose and finish but still a great drinking experience.

  • 5
    20 January

    If you are or ever were a Royak Marine you will know what I mean when I say, this malt is Hoofing ,the is no better accolade .

  • 5
    7 January

    Having read the review's I agree that the addition of just a few drops of water brings the Smokey and Salty notes out and smooths out to a lovely long finish.

  • 5
    1 January

    The best single malt i ever tried at the price! And there was quite a lot :)

  • 5
    24 December 2015

    Beautifully nice drink, no bitter after taste. A pleasure to drink from the first drop to the last.

  • 5
    12 December 2015

    The initial dry nose is almost a challenge. You aren't sure just how it is going to end up. But boy does it end up nice.

  • 5
    26 November 2015

    One of the best single malt whiskey I have tasted Highly recommended!

  • 5
    16 August 2015

    Great taste,worth it for the price.

  • 5
    18 July 2015

    Stunning, beautifully smooth with a delightful hint of the sea

  • 5
    26 June 2015

    Tried it for the first time last night in Edinburgh absolutely fantastic

  • 5
    20 May 2015

    This is a magnificent whisky. The smoothness, mouthfeel and the saltiness make it a perfect accompaniment to dark chocolate. I f I was to only have one whisky, maybe this is it.

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