salty
spicy
honey
smoky
black pepper
citrus
oak
seaweed
vanilla
Spiral Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

Old Pulteney
12 Year Old
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep amber with a copper glow.   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Citrusy, peppery with a whiff of maritime scent.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A bit spicy and smoky with cream and honey sensation in the background.
 
Finish 
Long, smooth and dry.
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Old Pulteney 12 Year Old is adored for its salty, spicy, honey and smoky flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Pulteney distillery, Highland.

Based on 69 votes, the average rating for Old Pulteney 12 Year Old is 8.1/10.

Top reviews for Old Pulteney 12 Year Old:

— My favorite whisky that I tasted while I was studying in Scotland for six months.

— My go to Scotch, I prefer it neat but a few drops of water doesn’t hurt to open her up. I’ve never been able to find something else that quite matches that unique salt flavor. -Good on ya and good drinking

— Very pleasant overall. The salt is the number one aroma followed by a wonderful sweet tangerine or even tropical fruit. You can tell this is affected by the briny sea, but it’s a far cleaner brine than the Islays. The oak isn’t overpowering and it seems as if the bourbon influence is minimal. Very surprised at the deep tropical fruit that moves from nose to taste to finish. It’s a constant along with the saltiness. The salt lingers in the finish enough to beg you for another sip and another. Quite enjoyable and unique among the Highlands. Wonderful value for this price dram. Highly recommend.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old
  • Maturation
    ex-Bourbon casks

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


8.1/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
Madison
Madison,
My favorite whisky that I tasted while I was studying in Scotland for six months.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very pleasant overall. The salt is the number one aroma followed by a wonderful sweet tangerine or even tropical fruit. You can tell this is affected by the briny sea, but it’s a far cleaner brine than the Islays. The oak isn’t overpowering and it seems as if the bourbon influence is minimal. Very surprised at the deep tropical fruit that moves from nose to taste to finish. It’s a constant along with the saltiness. The salt lingers in the finish enough to beg you for another sip and another. Quite enjoyable and unique among the Highlands. Wonderful value for this price dram. Highly recommend.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
A little salt surprised me at the end. Not used to that. Definitely honey. Maybe vanilla? Not nearly as harsh as some of the others I've had recently.
 
guest
guest,
Balance is perfect. If there was a bit longer finish it’d be a 10
 
Daniel
Daniel,
A very good and affordable whisky, this is my everyday whisky, a whisky you can drink whenever, and share with whoever. Lovely
 
Kelly
Kelly,
My go to Scotch, I prefer it neat but a few drops of water doesn’t hurt to open her up. I’ve never been able to find something else that quite matches that unique salt flavor. -Good on ya and good drinking
 
Marcus
Marcus,
One of my very favorite 12 year olds. Clean.
 
Dr
Dr,
A very drinkable scotch that is not too harsh on the throat. Be careful though is is so smooth a half a bottle os gone before you know it!
 
Javier
Javier,
Awesome, absolutely love it. Extremely smooth. Caramel, malty and floral notes.
 
Richard
Richard,
It's quite good, but I don't enjoy it as much as the GlenDronach, Glenlivet, or bourbons in general.
 
guest
guest,
Classique, mais agréable
 
Ty
Ty,
Very complex and balanced for a 12 year old scotch. Best value single malt around. Oban 14 has a comparable flavor profile, but is not as good, and is nearly triple the price. Old Pulteney 12 is a no-brainer, must have.
 
Matt
Matt,
Good everyday scotch. If you like glenfidich you'll love this.
 
Chris
Chris,
Fruity, bourbon nose. Slightly peaty taste, but minimal negative impact. Taste was mostly creamy and smooth. Opened up with water.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth, flavors are mild but nice
 
guest
guest,
Very nice drinking, smooth with some nice flavor hints also.
 
Deborah
Deborah,
The nose on this scotch is reminiscent of the sea - salty with a hint of sweetness. The taste is dry, medium bodied with a hint of saltiness that balances nicely with the honey and citrus undertones.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Great every day dram and perhaps best bang for your buck.
 
guest
guest,
Very good and so much value for money, maybe one of the best in this category. Above average because of the combo sweet and spicy, for balance I give it a 10. The sweetness in the nose and taste is so good, the aftertaste makes it really good. Pay a couple of bucks more and you can give your guests better than classics like Glenfiddich 12, Glenlivet 12, Black Label and Chivas 12, all or good and value for money, the OP 12 is just so much better!
 
David
David,
Full and rich
 
guest
guest,
My favourite dram.. Perfect Balance of everything you can get from good single malts. There is little bit of everything.. Picked fruits, honey, spices and peat in my drams.. Go ahead and try one and I can bet you won't be disappointed.
 
Mark
Mark,
Tasty but slightly looser taste than others
 
Kevin
Kevin,
An excellent starting place fire starting your adventure into scotches, but will also grow on you with age. A wonderfully balanced experience.
 
Josh
Josh,
Wonderfully complex for a relatively new whisk(e)y enthusiast. Subtle pear under the honey, apples and dark barley sugar notes. Hints of almonds, pear and fruit skins give a nice finish.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth with a slight tart citrus
 
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