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.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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.

82 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    5 days ago

    Have seen mixed reviews...this is an easy going lovely little malt that requires a teaspoon of water to really open up the nose and ease the brine after taste,leaving a little coaster on top for a few minutes optional.In brief on the nose (fruit cake aroma's.)On the palate almond and citrus with slight hints of brine once 1-2 teaspoons of water have been added the flavour really opens up.Very easy to drink,not to complicated and always giving on the flavour.

  • 3
    18 January

    Salt,lemon,lime and smokey in my opinion not as good as the 21-year.I may come back at a later date to refresh my memory ;-)

  • 5
    13 January

    Had a glass or two on a trip to Scotland, liked it so much that I bought a bottle home. Best Whiskey I have ever tasted

  • 4
    31 December 2016

    lovely tipple I must say. This is the one you have if its going to be along night. kind to the palate. It will find space on my top shelf. Been a whisky drinker for 50 yrs so i think I know a good one, and this is very good.

  • 5
    14 December 2016

    Beginner nose here and I really like this one. Tried this after starting with a Speyburn 10 yr. The color is a beautiful amber. It's mild, not too intense, can get close without burning. I get a dominant fruitiness. Maybe a little honey. Cinnamon? I must be mad. Caught a smokiness too. More so after adding a few drops of water. And the fruit wasn't as dominant afterward, I guess what you'd expect. Others have said citrus - my novice palate didn't get that. However, after adding a little more water, up to about a full teaspoon now, I did get a sense of brine. Others have said banana which I missed and was then quite surprised...at the very end when I thought it was all over. It was there and gone in an instant, actually kind of exciting. Finishes quickly. Overall taste, mouthfeel... Velvety in the front for me with a strong bite on the sides of the tongue and a smoothness to the back.

  • 5
    30 November 2016

    Love this dram excellent for the price. Mostly drink islay whiskies currently but when I want change this is my go to. The fruit flavours are there but very hard to determine, for me its closer to pear than anything else.

  • 3
    18 November 2016

    Great price, value for money i must say! The noes shows lingering fruity(citrus) sweetness together with malt. No banana though. Medium, spicy, and fruity on the palate, but a hint of bunfire. Real good balance! - aftertaste is well balanced, no sharpness at all. The fruit stays for quiet a long time. ENJOY

  • 5
    21 October 2016

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

  • 4
    14 October 2016

    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 2016

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

  • 4
    4 September 2016

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

  • 4
    1 September 2016

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

  • 5
    4 July 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

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

  • 4
    20 February 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

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

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