Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
American & Spanish Oak
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Oct 2013 11:57 pm

Average value

€ 50.45

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Whisky Reviews for Old Pulteney Navigator

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.51 points

  1. thanasist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex, a bit sweet, but a very tasty dram . Very much to my liking at this moment and depending the price I will certainly buy a few bottles as an every day malt. A lot tastier than many malts that try to be complex.

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    With a decent finish this whisky would probably go a lot better. But aside from that still a decent drink. This will match up very well with some light meat dish on a hot summer night.
    • Nose
      This is rather young. Sweet malty but still a good nose. Salty. Typical old Pulteney nose. Nice, floral, quite complex for it’s (Estimated) age. Biscuit, malty, some peppers and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Light Bourbon bodied taste. It’s sweet and friendly. Lemon peel, a hint of fresh oak. Again some peppers and a hint of honey.
    • Finish
      Rather short. It disapears almost at the same time as you swallow. That’s where this whisky leaves a blank for me. Some honey at the back.

  4. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      sea salt
    • Taste
      89 89
      sea salt, fresh mussel and fish
    • Finish
      88 88
      pepper, hint of sweetness turns to bitter quickly

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasty sparkling with some nice own notes, beautiful in the summer certainly.
    • Nose
      Nice bright nose, orange zest, lemon zest, light honey, some malt and flour, young oak, of course, looks halfway young, a little bit alcoholic for 46%, fresh sea salt, some white pepper, some candle wax, coconut water
    • Taste
      Slightly tingling, but pleasant, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, light honey with nutmeg and some pepper, some tannins, nice salt, still a touch of coconut water and some waxy, a little cocoa powder
    • Finish
      Sweet sprite, lemon peel, light malt and light oak, medium long, slightly sparkling

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    On-location, distillery insights:

    The NAS Navigator is around 8yo with some bourbon and sherry cask use.

  7. Reakwoon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. theograph scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Handsome Old Pulteney, unspectacular but sweet, nice daily dram.
    • Nose
      Honey, lemon, flour, moist light wood, maritime-salty;
    • Taste
      Spicy-tingling (pepper, nutmeg), sweet and sour (orange and lemon), light bitterness (oak), salty;
    • Finish
      Typical Old Pulteney mustiness (from the nose to the palate to the finish), oak and salt, medium. There remains a floury mouthfeel;

  9. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Pulteney, a 46% contributes greatly.
    • Nose
      Pear, waxy apple peel, coconut, acacia honey and vanilla
    • Taste
      Orange jam, honey, spicy oak, cocoa, pepper and salted citruses
    • Finish
      Medium length, fresh lemonade

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Old Pulteney is a distillery that does not appear on my blog regularly. This is only my 15th. The Navigator is one of the many NAS releases from this northerly distillery in Wick. This one first appeared in 2014.
    When I first put my nose in the glass, it was a bit of a scare. My eyebrows shot up and the first thing that crossed my mind was ‘broth’! Quite green and maritime. Reminds me of dry oysters (which I would not recommend by the way), dry oats, freshly sawed planks and rotting cider apples. It does not sound very good, does it? But that’s what I smell. Completely devoid of any sweetness, bar the cider apples. No, that is not really fair. After a few moments, some caramel and coconut kick in.
    On the palate, it goes in a completely different direction. Orange liqueur, fresh wood shavings, pepper, sweet malt, brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Much better, but fairly dry.
    The rather short finish offers mostly coconut, white pepper and loads of drying oak.
    The nose left a lot to be desired, but amends are made on the palate. Still far from my favorite Pulteney, though.


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