Old Pulteney Wins World Whisky of the Year

October 27, 2011

Old Pulteney distillery, founded in 1826 in Wick, Scotland has been honored with the 2012 World Whisky of the Year award for their 21-year-old single malt scotch. Just the second Scottish distillery to receive the award, Old Pulteney 21 won with a record-tieing 97.5 out of 100 points, making it the third ever single malt to win. In a clsss of over 1,500 whiskies, Old Pulteney 21 came out on top, earning three other prestigious awards along the way: Scotch Whisky of the Year, Single Malt of the year (Multiple Casks) and Single Malt of the year (16-21 years old).

Old Pulteney 21 is described as a golden amber with straw highlights, a full-bodied arome with traces of apple and pear and spicy overtones. The palate is said to be "sweet to start with a light fruitiness; hints of honey and vanilla followed by a dry finish."

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch

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Mark Brouwersma's picture

The bottle shown on the picture comes about 9 years short.
Great whisky though the 21 year old, but a bit too expensive for my budget.
You can buy fairly priced samples of the Old Pulteney at http://www.bestofwhisky.nl