Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Glass print label
Added on
22 Jul 2011 12:25 pm

Average value

€ 33.92

6 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 12-year-old

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

  1. thebonewolf scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Bright, citrusy malt. Hops, more like a hopped cider than a beer.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Malt, honey/nutty, salt/spice.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Intense followed quickly by a drop. Salty, malty, nutty after a bit. Dances around those with a hoppy floor. Long.

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      fruity, apples, a little honey, mild, slightly malty, pleasant
    • Taste
      82 82
      spicy, sweet, slightly alcoholic, oily
    • Finish
      83 83
      long, soft, warm, oily

  3. Ganga scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    N: stone fruits, oats and barley with honey, sea breeze
    P: fresh baked buns, orange spritz, dried seaweed
    F: refreshing, bread and dried tropical fruits.

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A light and oily body.
    • Nose
      Dry. Peat, grass, sweet broom.
    • Taste
      Light. Still honey and nuts, but oilier.
    • Finish
      Oily notes. Soothing. Salty  notes found.

  5. uap304 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Better when paired with chocolate! Seems a bit one-dimensional and requires a bit of patience.
    • Nose
      Sweet, honey, delicate but busy. Raisins and raisin-y bread pudding, with an undercurrent of sherry. Apple juice/apple cider. Fudge.
    • Taste
      Thin and watery. Lychee, sweet honey, citrus candy/citrus zest. Anise and peppery. Faint smoke or maybe chocolate?
    • Finish
      Quick development and short finish. Soda water and fizzy salt. Not malty. Dying.

  6. Robert Parker scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      light and almost no alcoholic notes. You can very intensiv verriechen, fresh green apples, possibly even pears and a light pleasant fresh
    • Taste
      quite dry, present pleasant oak, pleasant mouthfeel. Unfortunately, the sweet fruit notes of the nose are no longer so obvious
    • Finish
      medium-long, dry, sea-fresh, possibly slightly maritime spices like salt.

  7. Robert Parker scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. erogers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A lot of quality for a very reasonable price.  The salty, maritime character shines through, with a variety of tropical fruits, citrus, and nuts.
    • Nose
      Salt air, brine (with 2 tsp. water added), fresh hay, clover, coconut, vanilla, ginger, and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Salted Brazil nuts, honey, cut grass, pineapple, banana, coconut, buttered wheat toast.
    • Finish
      Short finish, salted nuts, lemon, and crisp apple.

  9. DramWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Balance is great, but over all seems slightly weak. ( 23/25).

    This bottle is a lot better after being open for an extended length of time. But then again it is Old Pulteney 12, possibly one of the best value propositions in Single Malt Scotch there is.
    • Nose
      Subtle maritime notes, sea salt, seaweed, but also some very nice fruit notes, mostly mango, and a touch of pear. I also like the nice touch of honey with wild flower influence. ( 20/25)
    • Taste
      Very easy drinking and smooth.  Honey and Mango\'s with a pinch of salt.  A very simple but incredibly effective palate. ( 23/25)
    • Finish
      Lingering sweetness and the honey mango\'s and salt continues, oddly long lasting for its proof.  ( 22/25)


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