Old Pulteney 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Maritime Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
American Oak Ex-Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L18/289 R18/5391 IB
Added on
30 Dec 2018 11:15 am by Doctorbrain

Average value

€ 40.20

10 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

188 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 12-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.52 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A decent whisky for the discounted supermarket prices you find it for here in the UK.
    • Nose
      Light citrus fruits, lemons and limes with some honey sweetness.Perhaps a touch of peat but no more than that.
    • Taste
      Caramel sweetness and some ginger spice. Slight salinity brings it together nicely before some peppery heat and oak spice kick in
    • Finish
      A short finish with more vanillas and pepper kick. Lacking here.

  2. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This cost me £24 with free postage, bargain.

    Vanilla by the bucket load on the nose mixed with resin & polish, this is mixed with custard, mango and some green apple.
    Initial mouthfeel is decent but unexciting at first, very one dimensional.
    So a simple profile but some nice spice and sugared fruity sweetness on show with a little peat.
    The finish is really mellow, not too much effect but it lingers for a while.
    Lets cut to the chase, this is a straight shooter in as much it will not set your world alight but it would be a great session malt.
    Compared to older OP 12 this is tame, I remember older versions from say 5 years ago had much more fire in them.
    A good entry level malt, not bad.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Svarttt scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    For the price a great dram every now and then to ground your taste buds.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Pyromann scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    My first experience with Old Pulteney, nice whisky. I expected her to be somewhat simpler, lighter, with no great expression. I was pleasantly surprised by the density and sweet tones. For easy drinking, why not?
    • Nose
      At first malt and chocolate, after a while retreats and it all goes more to light "sea" salinity.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied, creamy-round. Interestingly. Malt, buttery tones, fresh - lighter style. The finish is more of a salt.
    • Finish
      Malt - alcoholic - (very lightly) salty.

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  8. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    For a "supermarket" find you can pick this up very cheaply but you get a lot, making it an undervalued dram. The nose in particular is very good and the overall profile at this price point is one of the best
    • Nose
      70 70
      Fresh lemon at the fore, with the lightest of smoke, followed by an oily fattiness, perhaps roasting meat even
    • Taste
      60 60
      The roast continues but on a fruitier basis, pineapple and plantain in particular
    • Finish
      65 65
      Brisk notes of wet tobacco, tinned fruit juice and

  9. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 788: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENd5KqLmjTo (83/100).

    "A volume, jobbing, competent, definitely competent single malt."

  10. Dris scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80


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