As with the 17 Years Old, with this expression we marry together Old Pulteney matured in ex-bourbon casks with spirit from ex-Oloroso sherry casks. We mostly use second fill American oak, plus some Spanish oak first fill. However, there is a higher proportion of ex-Oloroso sherry cask compared to the 17 Years Old.
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 we are 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
Golden amber with straw highlights.
Full bodied with traces of fruits (apples and pears); slightly fragrant with spicy overtones.
Creamy, toffee, vanilla, baked red apple with a hint of smokiness and a dry finish.