Old Pulteney 21 Years Old 70cl 46°
Old Pulteney 21 Years Old is matured in ex-bourbon casks with spirit from ex-Oloroso sherry casks. Second fill American oak are mostly used, plus some Spanish oak first fill.
Old Pulteney 21 Year Old has been voted 2012 World Whisky of the Year by the prestigious "Jim Murray's Whisky Bible." Scoring a record-equalling 97.5 points out of 100, it is only the third time that a Single Malt has ever won the prestigious award, and Old Pulteney is just the second Scottish distillery to do so.
"The 21-year old Old Pulteney absolutely exploded from the glass with vitality, charisma and class." - Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2012
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Not only is Old Pulteney the most northern distillery of Scotland (Orkneys excepted), but the distillery has many other reasons to capture the mind of the malt aficionados…
Property of Allied Domecq, Old Pulteney was purchased at the end of the last century by Inver House, who wishes to focus on the twelve-year old version, even if the malt is also greatly appreciated by blenders.
This change of ownership was followed by refurbishments and renovations works, but this never changed the true style of the distillery. The wide, bellying and imposing stills are developing into an intricate pipe system, distributing the precious distillate through copper spirals and curves.
Is this why Old Pulteney is so fascinating and so richly aromatic? The peat is there, a hint or a scoop of it depending on the bottling, together with cereals, sherry sometimes, for some blends. But let’s not forget the sea, everywhere from the nose to the glass, through its salty and iodized accent of rare strength.