- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Bourbon casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 350 ml
- Added on
- 08 Sep 2012 3:17 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney 12-year-old
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.05 points
- Quite a pleasant malt, I think it's worth buying yourself a bottle, I wonder what age he is. On the nose, the skin is sweet in places, even sugary in taste, the smoke of the spruce perceptibly pleasantly completes the picture. Very drink
- Gentle by highland standards Uncomplicated, no peat. Fairly nondescript bourbon cask finish.
- Do you like bourbon soaks and the sea, then your whisky.
Easy. first salty, then sweet, varnished wood or furniture, damp, vanilla, sweet tar, a hint of chocolate. After standing in a glass, baked apples, spicy spices, vanilla, oatmeal cookies appear.
Good, without bitterness and tannins, light, woody and brackish, sweet peaches. After standing in a glass, the taste became apple, slightly pepper, there is salt and a little wood.
Pleasantly oak, hot, dominant salt, even salt on the lips.
- A pleasant surprise. Very 'authentic' and 'honest'. Next to Highland Park 12 it's a bit less substantial, so 82 pts. vs HP's 83.
Coastal, slightly salty at first whiff. Also yeasty, malty and grassy.with some flower petals. It's all a bit faint, though.
The body is not as flat as 40 % would lead one to expect. There is no obvious wateriness. Oddly satisfying is what it is, with nearly no obvious touches of wood which makes it stand out in the modern market. A bright juicy note, cantaloupe maybe. A faint note of potato chips. Ever so slight booziness reduces the score a bit though.
Not very long but sufficient for such a low strength, with no flaws.
- Enjoyable... Dry, yet gentle ... Slightly peppery, a little bit of sweetness on the finish ...