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Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
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Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Bottling Note

The 12 year old expression from Old Pulteney released in mid-2018 was entirely aged in bourbon casks, resulting in a heavy influence of bourbon sweetness - which helps to balance the characteristic coastal salinity of the whisky. An excellent introduction to Old Pulteney (though well worth a look even if you've already been introduced).

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Honeycomb, vanilla tablet, soft sawdust oakiness and oatcakes.

Palate: Chocolate peanuts, mint, citrus peels, maritime elements and white pepper.

Finish: Toffee, brine and lemon.

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Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Reviews

Don't listen to the single malt snobs

A brilliant 12 year. I love the maritime essence. It's a good solid single malt.

28th November 2021

For the money, totally worth buying

Exceedingly smooth on the palate, currants and sultanas dissolving into a citrus squash, a spicy after taste comes through with a hint of beetroot.

15th October 2021

A middling 12YO

Smooth, creamy, with an almost brandy finish. Easy to drink and moreish.

Not great, few 12yo are great, but certainly OK for the price.

19th June 2021

What have you done to my boy?

I remember liking OP12 but it's not the same anymore. Here we go:
Nose: A bit of moonshine, and that's it.
Palate: No, not really.
Finish: Actually has hints of whisky.
So in conclusion we have a cheap 12yo that's still not worth the money and despite it's weak 40% only smells of alcohol. Wow

16th May 2021

The Meursault of whisky?

This reminds me of a fine Meursault. This is pure, firm and lush at the same time, nicely aromatic, lighter to medium bodied, has a slightly stiff veneer on top and marvelous oily ripe banana, oatmeal and slight oak/vanilla note in the palate and retour. Talk about moreish. If this has a maritime/salty component it is well mixed into the bouquet and palate and supports/counterpoints everything marvelously.

15th May 2021

Really fine sipper....a winner.

oily, honey sweet buttery salty pepper at the end.

19th April 2021

It’s The Single Malt I’ve Been Seeking, All My Life

My palate is not particularly sophisticated. But is describe my beloved Old Pultney 12 YO as sipping warm melted butter. After trying dozens of single malts I was introduced to Old Pultney at a tasting held at my club. It was love at first sip. What a joy it is to pour a wee bit, and slowly sip and savor while overseeing the grill or enjoying the calm of the evening or night sky.

17th April 2021

Very nice indeed

Vanilla, citrus and dark chocolate. A really nice dram at a great price.

14th March 2021

great value

Dark chocolate, citrus honey and a coastal hint, at a great price.

13th March 2021


Buttery and slighlty sea salt caramel chocolate vibe. The sides of the tongue get a beautiful oily texture. Smells fantastic and tastes even better.

Worth every penny

7th March 2021

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