Old Pulteney 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Maritime Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
American Oak Ex-Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
R21/5245 IB1054
Added on
11 aug 2021 9:21 pm by SherryPeathead

Average value

€ 34.03

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Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney 12-year-old

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.52 points.

  1. Schusti_94 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet, raspberry, then salty, becoming maritime. Easy.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Light, hardly any wood. Hmmm... tastes like nothing...
    • Finish
      81 81
      First he runs down without felt departure. But then suddenly a clear tobacco and light oak note builds up out of nowhere. However, not for long either.

  2. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh white wine, fruits, fresh apples
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pretty light, some oak, a bit flat to be honest. But it's not bad, I like the taste.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Light, vanilla, a small hint of salt...

  3. glen efze scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    12 years, 40% vol., American Oak Ex Bourbon cask - this is the entry-level class, if you leave out the NAS of the lighthouse series. According to the label, it's colored, and given its low strength, it's probably also chill-filtered. In the blind tasting, he still came second to last, ahead of the 18s, but for me he was the loser of the evening. Even when you taste it, it doesn't move up.

    • Nose
      In the aroma light fruits, fermentation notes and lots of vanilla. Alcohol is not noticeable, neither is wood. Some sweetness and pear juice. In addition, a young, tart note that seems a bit immature.
    • Taste
      The fruit is also present in the taste, here the fading sweetness is accompanied by a bit of bitterness with wood and a few herbs. Vanilla is present. Overall, it tastes young and not yet mature. In addition, the power is missing, with 40% vol. the flavors unfold too watery in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Prune juice and light wood, quite short. Those are rather young 12 years.

      This is a nice entry-level whisky that is a bit weak and also boring. For a price of less than 30 € it is ok, but for experienced whisky nerds it offers little fascination. And it's not really maritime...

  4. hebbs48 scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    Nothing too complicated. Perfectly pleasant
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  5. RJKrueger scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Fresh, straightforward and solid without too much complexity, but also without disturbing notes. A nice entry malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sand cake, some vanilla, honey, pear, mild apple, dry grass. Bright and fresh.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Light, airy entry with clear vanilla and honey. Then comes malt and wort, even some wood. The fruit is more restrained than in the nose.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short finish with malt, honey and some oak.

  6. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Citrus, apple, vanilla, some menthol

    Slightly thin, vanilla, caramel, apple

    Medium length, a little too short, sweetish, vanilla

    Great value for money. Head towards 85

  7. Cipidos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. DistiLesha scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, bright and full-bodied, but rather monosyllabic whisky.
    • Nose
      Malty, bright, fruity, citrus.
    • Taste
      Delicious, fruity, citrusy, very sweet and juicy, bitter.
    • Finish
      Bitter, woody

  9. PragueCollector scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior



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