Voted “World Whisky of the Year 2012” by Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible, with a stunning 97,5 points. Old Pulteney is the most northerly mainland distillery in Scotland. Old Pulteney 21 year old single malt is a marriage of spirits matured in second fill American oak ex-bourbon casks and first fill Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks. In the 21YO, there’s a higher proportion of ex-Oloroso sherry casks compared to the 17YO.
I was fortunate enough to get a bottle of this for our local whisky tasting in Finland, before the price started to rise. Not necessarily my kind of whisky, so I guess I have to appreciate it even more. Giving it a score of 90, it’s hard to imagine anyone not like this whisky. Smooth and consistent dram. The best part of Old Pulteney 21YO is, that it gets even better at every step of the tasting.
I can easily relate it with The Shawshank Redemption – one of the most liked, if not even the most liked movie of all-time (best of IMDB with score of 9.2, 12/12/2014). Like Old Pulteney 21 yrs, The Shawshank Redemption gets better all the way. Grabbing you from the opening scene and keeping you glued on ’till the very end of the movie.