Bought – Amazon, 8th May 2014
82.23/100 – Whiskybase (average from 33 member votes)
If you’ve never used Amazon as a source for whisky, I’d recommend having a look. Master of Malt are selling the Old Pulteney Navigator for £46.20, to which you still have to add postage. I bought my bottle from Amazon with free postage for £32.99. Definitely my star buy for May.
Navigator is such a new release by Old Pulteney that I’ve been unable to find any reviews from my usual sources. Two purchasers on Master of Malt give it 5/5 stars, one saying it was better than the standard 12yo in their opinion. A reviewer on Amazon is less impressed, only giving the Navigator 2/5 stars.
Personally I bought this Old Pulteney with my collector’s hat on rather than my drinker’s. Even at £32.99 the Navigator is significantly more expensive than the delicious 12yo, which is often reduced to about £24 in supermarkets here in the UK. But if you know someone who loves Old Pulteney and you want to buy them something different to the 12yo as a present, the Navigator is definitely an option.
Here’s Horst Luening of Whisky.com giving us his thoughts about the Navigator on You Tube, September 2015: