Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £32.95 £27.46 ex VAT (£47.07 per litre)
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Customer Rating
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.

70 Customer Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 4
    12 March 2015

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

  • 5
    14 February 2015

    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.

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