Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
'Single Malt Scotch Whisky' printed in gold
Added on
26 Sep 2010 2:40 pm

Average value

€ 44.95

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56 × member ratings

123 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.65 points

  1. Punktar scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A strong and for me also clearly maritime whisky. So not sea air peat, but peach compote on the beach promenade. I think you can tell by a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smells pretty complex. First a bit malty with honey. Then come maritime tones, so sea air. But there are also fruits, for me in the direction of papaya, mango, peach. And the whole thing smells fresh and not a bit musty.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Maritime and strong. Significantly salty hints, now also clearly yellow fruits. Still some malt and honey. At a tasting others had vanilla and cinnamon here, I do not think so. He has volume.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Relatively short, some yellow fruit and maritime hints, but really very short.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A very nice 12 standard, you can say nothing at the price, the nose could have taken a bit more strength, but otherwise it is delicious.
    • Nose
      Somewhat pointed and fruity fresh nose, remaining in the green area, lime zest, some grapefruit, salty, fresh cucumber, fresh grass, some floral, light malt and honey
    • Taste
      Beautiful blend of salty oil and fresh, sourish fruit, grapefruit, lime, cucumber, lemon zest, light honey, light malt, flowers, unripe plums, some cinnamon and vanilla
    • Finish
      Drying, the malt, now rather the peel of citrus, astringent pleasant, light honey with some thyme now and green tea, salt

  3. Kostya scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    young single malt, with very fresh flavors
    • Nose
      (neat) sweet and salty, syrup, overripe
      peaches, mango, wet fallen leaves, touch of sourness                                                                  (water) creamy vanilla, white
      bread, salty caramel, very light and fresh, honey
    • Taste
      (neat) malty, sweet, a very nice
      bourbon cask matured malt, fresh, peppery, rich fruits                                                                                 (water) acacia honey, cinnamon,
      sweet malt, yeast and white pepper
    • Finish
      relatively short but clean finish,
      sweet and peppery, very nice and uncomplicated

  4. st7 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  5. bennythemonster scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Old Pulteney 12 years, original bottling, 40%
    Maturation: bourbon and sherry casks
    Region: Highlands, Scotland

    Nose: Fresh and savory, but rather green fruits with a dash of lime. Malty and dry behind, some salty sea air. The painting looks very clean and robust. ...

    Palate: Not sweet, yet fruity. Spicy plum jam, beautiful dryness, which again allows associations to the sea salt and the coast.

    Finish: rather short, but not boring. The salty breeze comes through again, fresh and clean.

    Conclusion: I always like to have it in the glass, this combination of fruit and saltiness is my thing. In the nose more complex than the palate. Especially suitable for beginners.

    81/100 points (tasted 2012, about 30 €) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  6. granella2003 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      66 66

  7. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A good dram, but no unforgettable
    • Nose
      Dry whist sweet melon
    • Taste
      More complex than I expect, sweet malt and honey, a hint of salty
    • Finish
      Too short for my mouth

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83


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