kenmont wrote:I've now finished my first bottle of Old Pulteney 12 and it got me to thinking about price-point comparisons and relative tasting values. For its moderate price, Old Pulteney 12 rates comparatively well, I think, to scotches like Balvenie Doublewood, Erdalour, any of the Glenlivets and Glenfiddich offerings within the same approximate price ranges. Old Pulteney offers little in the way of peat aggressiveness but compensates by having an attractive honey-ish, subtle fruity aftertaste that one could easily call "pleasantly lingering." In the final analysis, I think this scotch could easily be regarded as an everyday drinking scotch that would not put a serious dent in a modestly substantial wallet. I'll be ordering a case of this scotch to keep on hand for personal use and as gifts to selected friends and family.
Thanks for the great input. I've been also thinking of buying a bottle to try, just because of the price ($35 where I am). It sounds interesting to me, and I like to try a wide range of single malts, so I'll have to pick one up.