Old Pulteney 21 Year
Old Pulteney // Highlands, Scotland
Located in the northern coastal town of Wick in the Scottish Highlands, the Old Pulteney distillery is intrinsic in local maritime culture. The whisky rests in ex-bourbon and oloroso sherry casks in the distillery warehouses, where salty sea breezes flow. There is a higher proportion of first-fill ex-sherry contact with this release than the younger releases. It is non-chill filtered. Note: This has been discontinued due to insufficient stock as of June 2017.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"No shrinking violet this dram - but deep, brooding, and dramatic. A rich, smoky mist swirls around flavors of dark chocolate, creamy vanilla, caramel, burnt orange peel and black bread with hints of sea salt. The subtle smoke binds the richness, sweetness and fruitiness together nicely, ending a long, elegant finish. Definitely one to share with friends on a cold, stormy night!"