Old Pulteney 12 Year Old



Good Old Pulteney! I must admit that I first tried this when I first came to Edinburgh. It was on offer at the supermarket and I liked the look of the bottle. Pretty noob of me but I was a noob. However, this is quite a credit to the makers of the bottle, Alllied Glass, who was kind enough to send us a sample of this expression for their tweet tasting. I’ve had a fare bit of this stuff but never thought to do tasting notes until recently. Well I guess I should begin then..

Distillery: Old Pulteney

Age: 12 Years Old

Cask: Ex-Bourbon

ABV: 40%

Price: £27.17




Oily sweet savoury briny ocean air. Like being on a fishing boat catching Bonita with anchovy bait. Vanilla and beaches.


Smooth almond milk with deep caramel and toffee. Salted caramel. Rich oaky zing!


Zesty vanilla with citrus notes and smooth, sweet almond milk. Library oak.




This is a go to dram of mine. For the flavours and age it represents one of the best values on the market. It has a wonderful mix of creamy sweetness and salty funkiness. I try to have a dram whenever I enjoy oysters. It’s got that maritime charm that seems to go well with seafood. I’m also a fan of the other expressions in the lineup so yup it’s all good!




Fresh apple, brine, melting butterscotch.


Light sweetness with feints of cream and caramel. Trails to the acidity of green apples crisp pears.


Short sweet kisses.




Really nice drinkable dram. A favourite of ours paired with seafood, oysters especially. Delicious.


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