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Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

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AReview by @Arikael

31st Mar 2011


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I first came across this whisky when I visited scotland a few years ago. Unfortunately I did not visit the distillery although we visited Wick. Anyway, I immediatly fell in love with this gem. It's a very reasonable priced whisky (in fact I paid approx 20 pounds), very delicious and while it's a IMHO a perfect dram to serve to a whisky-beginner yet it has enough complexity to please the more advanced whisky-enthusiast too. So if you are looking for a good whisky which doesn't cost too much, Old Pulteney 12 might be what you're looking for.

Nose: it starts with a hint of chocolate, some vanilla and a bit salt. you also notice the wood

Taste: there is some leather, salt again (just slightly) as well as shortbread, cereals and hints of banana (the 17 years old has more banana-like taste). There is also a taste which reminds me of flowers. It has a kinda oily texture.

Finish: nothing spectacular, very short with only some vanilla.

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Victor commented

I have served Old Pulteney 12 to a lot of people, and I have never encountered a single one who disliked it.

12 years ago 0

drinix commented

Very nice review @Arikael. I love Pulteney 12 as well and it's nice to see it gets, much deserved, attention.

12 years ago 0

RoganFox commented

Been thinking about adding this one to my collection but never seems to quite happen. Perhaps after your positive review I will finally give it a go.

12 years ago 0

PMessinger commented

@Arikael awesome review I also love OP12 it's great for all of the reasons you mentioned. The best part is that both my step sons one a McClelland Islay and the other a Caol ila 12yr drinker both like OP12 as their second favorite. Thanks again. :)

10 years ago 0

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