Review #498. Old Pulteney 12yr

Review #498 | /r/Scotch Review #181 – Old Pulteney 12yr

The Schtick: This is the youngest expression in Old Pulteney’s core line of age stated products. I have reviewed the 30yr before, and found it to be delicious.


Distiller: Old Pulteney

Bottler: Old Pulteney

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Source: Sample


Nose: Honey, bread, bakery sweets. Faint brine, sea breeze, lemon tart and some gentle pepper.

Taste: Sweet butter cream. Medium mouthfeel. Faint brine and the sea, honey and pears. This is a delicious, gentle blending of sweets, faint fruitiness and a nice touch of brine.

Finish: Medium, no heat. Lemons, apples, pears. Brine, honey and toffee. It’s sweet, fruity and salty in an impressively complex blend.

Overall: I like this. It’s a little on the light side, but it’s enjoyable and notably very complex.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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